seek counseling as well as 12-step meetings in early recovery; I found the combination to be extremely therapeutic.
Pagano, associate professor of psychiatry at the School of Medicine, sheds light on the role of helping in addiction recovery, using the program of Alcoholics
Anonymous (AA) as a prime example.
Yet studies show over 85 percent of active alcoholics
are functional and employed.
6m adult children of alcoholics
in the UK who still bear emotional and behavioural scars after being raised by alcoholic
It's absolutely true that the children of alcoholics
have little knowledge of what normal is.
Decades before Alcoholics
Anonymous, he had created his own program of recovery that relied on surrendering to a Higher Power.
For the purposes of this article, the term children of alcoholics
(COAs) will encompass children living in families where parental or guardian alcohol abuse, dependence, and/or addiction is present.
and addicts have to admit and accept the fact they have a mental allergy, if you will, to alcohol and/or narcotics.
As reviewed in this issue of Alcohol Research & Health (see the article by Rosenbloom and colleagues), many studies have found small but usually statistically significant differences in the brain volumes of male alcoholics
compared with those of nonalcoholics.
In a randomized, placebo-controlled study of 321 alcoholics
, ondansetron, a 5-HT3 antagonist, increased abstinence in early-onset alcoholics
by 40% and reduced the intensity of drinking in this subgroup by 39% over late-onset alcoholics
and those not treated with ondansetron, Dr.
The researchers divided 600 alcoholics
into three groups: One received naltrexone for a year, another was given naltrexone for three months followed by nine months of sugar pills, and the third group took just the placebo.
Some who had quit drinking told me they never viewed themselves as alcoholics
Participants started each therapy group with an Alcoholics
Anonymous meeting and closed with discussions of Sexuality and spirituality guided by the author.
Excess acetaldehyde in the mouth may explain why alcoholics
lacking ALDH-2 have such high rates of cancer of the mouth, throat, and stomach, says study coauthor Mikko Salaspuro of Helsinki University Central Hospital.
To what extent does our knowledge about adult children of alcoholics
depend on college student samples and clinical samples?