Individual drinking habits may be found on a continuum from responsible drinking through alcohol abuse to alcoholism, or physical dependence. There are many signs that may point to an alcohol problem. Drunkenness on its own or solitary drinking does not necessarily indicate alcoholism. The questionnaire will be meaningful to you only if you are honest …∞
How Co-dependency is Often Experienced My good feelings about who I am stem from being liked by you. My good feelings about who I am stem from receiving approval from you. Your struggles affect MY serenity. MY mental attention focuses on solving YOUR problems or relieving YOUR pain. My mental attention is focused on PLEASING …∞
What is denial? Being unwilling to face problems on either a conscious or subconscious level. Acting as if there are no problems to face. A defensive response; protection from pain, hurt, or suffering A mask to hide feelings or emotions behind. A way to avoid conflict, disagreements, or disapproval from others. A way to avoid …∞
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 …∞
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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