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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Factors that Foster and Hinder the Process of Recovery for Alcoholic Women. Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive, potentially fatal disease that crosses gender, race, ethnicity, age, and socioeconomic strata. Much of what is known about the disease of alcoholism has been uncovered studying male alcoholics. A phenomenological study was undertaken to identify those contextual factors …∞