Defense and Denial Mechanisms When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us – Alexander Graham Bell Defense and denial mechanisms are used by all human beings and may be necessary for …∞
Principles of Drug Addiction and Alcoholism Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition) Principles of Effective Treatment 1. Addiction is a complex but treatable disease that affects brain function and behavior. Drugs of abuse alter the brain’s structure and function, resulting in changes that persist long after drug use has ceased. This may explain why drug …∞
PATHWAYS TO ABSTINENCE: IMPACT OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS – a knol by Loran Archer. PATHWAYS TO ABSTINENCE: IMPACT OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Subtitle -The results of the present study support the effficacy of the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous to promote abstinence -In 1992 Americans with alcohol use disorders who continued to attend AA were more likely …∞
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Mutual Support Groups / Self-Help Groups Mutual support (also called self-help) groups are an important part of recovery from substance use disorders (SUDs). Mutual support groups exist both for persons with an SUD and for their families or significant others and are one of the choices an individual has during the recovery process. Mutual Support …∞
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In Addiction Progression, Men and Women Are Very Different Addiction is addiction and recovery is recovery. That said, addiction takes twists in people’s lives and manifests itself differently based on many factors. Some of those factors are gender, age, drug used, other mental health issues, environment, socio-economic status, age of first use—and the list goes …∞
By using the processes in this manual you can start and give ongoing support to a person on the road to recovery from alcoholism.
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For years I used exercise as a denial mechanism. There is no way I could have a drinking “problem” if I got up in the morning and swim-bike-run like this. The worse my drinking, the more I swam, biked and ran. Harder. Faster. Harder. Faster. Exercise also provided an outlet for my mania. On those …∞
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More than 3,000 people from churches around the world attended Saddleback Church’s Celebrate Recovery Summit and helped commemorate the 20th year of the Christ-centered program for addictions, which originated at the Southern California church. The program incorporates Biblical principles into the 12 steps of recovery found in Alcoholics Anonymous and specifies the belief that Jesus …∞
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Binge Drinking and Sudden Death in Russia Alcohol is a major cause of unnecessary death among Russian men. That fact is unlikely to surprise even the most casual observer of Russia. But after crunching several years’ worth of data, a leading researcher expressed a sense of surprise over the extent of reckless drinking in Russia …∞
Relations between 12-step Attendance, Depression, and Substance Use in Patients with Comorbid Substance Dependence and Major Depression. Among patients with substance dependence and comorbid major depressive disorder (MDD) receiving treatment, we examined if differences in depression were mediated by 12-step involvement, and if the effects of 12-Step involvement on future alcohol and drug use were …∞