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Alcoholism & Drug Addiction Articles
Prescribed Medications Versus Illegal Drugs - Are you reluctant to take prescribed medications because of addiction to alcohol or illegal drugs? Here are some points to consider.
Characteristics of Addiction - What are the common characteristics of addictions?
Denial and Addiction - Here are some of the ways denial is used to keep using.
High-Risk Situations - What situations increase the chance of relapse?
Skills to Manage Feelings and Urges - Do you have the skills to manage feelings and urges and avoid relapse?
Choosing a Sponsor - What characteristics make a good sponsor?
Effects of Alcohol - A list of the effects of long-term overuse of alcohol.
Short-Term and Long-Term Change - What changes do you need to make right now to enter recovery versus changes needed to maintain sobriety in the long-term?
Six Steps to Change - Outlines six steps or stages when making any major change in our lives.
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