Importance of Step One in Alcoholics Anonymous: Making a First Step into Recovery

Making a First Step into Recovery No journey in life can begin without first making a first step. It is this that puts things into motion. In the case of addiction recovery the first step is always going to be admitting that there is a problem. This is because it is denial of the situation that keeps people trapped indefinitely. Even those…
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Women and Alcohol: Are Women More Vulnerable to Alcohol’s Effects?

  Alcohol is a problem that all people face regardless of gender, age, employment or marital status. Women are particularly at risk of the negative aspects of alcohol, which can include an increased risk of alcohol-related crimes or abuse. Women also face unique challenges regarding their health and well being when they drink alcohol. Serious health concerns such as depression,…
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Wet Brain and Alcoholism

Wet brain is another way of describing a condition called Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. This is a type of dementia that people going through end stage alcoholism might have to deal with. It is caused by a deficiency in vitamin B1 (thiamine). If wet brain is allowed to progress too far, it will not be possible to recover from it. Untreated Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome…
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