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Breaking Down the 12 Steps of AA

Alcoholics Anonymous, or AA, is a very common way to treat addiction. By breaking down the 12 steps of AA, you can get a better understanding of this approach to sobriety. Step-by-Step Alcoholism Recovery 1. Admit Powerlessness This step is about admitting that individuals struggling with addiction just don’t have control over their lives. From…

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Living With an Alcoholic

Living with an alcoholic isn’t easy. Spouses sometimes end up suffering emotional or even physical trauma as a direct result. What people don’t know is that they often enable their loved ones to continue the alcoholic lifestyle. In some cases, people must help themselves before they can get help for loved ones who suffer from…

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Is Alcohol Addictive?

Many people don’t know that alcohol is addictive. When they learn that it is, they often ask, “Why is alcohol addictive?” Using new technology, researchers studied the brain on a level that wasn’t previously possible. With new brain images, they’ve found the reason why alcohol is addictive. Why Is Alcohol Addictive? Most people already know…