Helping a Loved One Recover from Alcoholism

There are times in life that the right thing to do to help a loved one is to be supportive while they work their way through their problems on their own. When you realize that someone you care about is alcoholic, you need to realize that this is very likely going to be a different situation requiring very different tactics. Most people working through difficulties in relationships or finances, for example, can benefit from some advice, a sympathetic ear, and patience. But alcoholism is in a different category. There is a time that you find out that how to help…

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ALCOHOL RECOVERY – PART IVb – LEARNING HOW TO LEARN

So let’s pull all this together now, and explain why one of the early steps of the Narconon program for alcohol recovery is a study course. We all know that there is a crisis of education in this country. We have long been told that a large portion of our population of young people suffer from “learning disorders.” So we are told. And we have doctors who claim to know what to do about that. These “solutions” usually involve putting that young person on powerful mind-altering drugs, drugs like Ritalin ( methylphenidate.) Let us take a look at what the…

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ALCOHOL RECOVERY – PART IVa – LEARNING HOW TO LEARN

So far, everything we have talked about has been directly related to alcoholism or, more accurately, the drinking of alcohol. As you might guess from the title of this part, we are now going to talk about a part of the Narconon program that, on the surface, would seem to have little to do with alcohol recovery. But here is where you are going to see more differences between the Narconon program every other program. We do want to make it clear that no other program offers the New Life Detoxification Program. But many programs talk about detoxification , so…

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ALCOHOL RECOVERY – PART III – THE NEW LIFE DETOXIFICATION PROGRAM

WITHDRAWAL VERSUS DETOXIFICATION Having gotten the alcoholic through drug-free withdrawal we have him to the point at which he can think in a reasonably straight line. He is no longer ruled by the need to procure his next drink. He can communicate with others and, more importantly, is at point he is WILLING to communicate. He actually has accomplished something else, something most people would not recognize to be the case. In real terms, he is no longer a ”using” alcoholic, nor is he medicated to camouflage the desire. But he has not had a drink in at least a…

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ALCOHOL RECOVERY – PART II – WITHDRAWAL

MEDICALLY SUPERVISED WITHDRAWAL Withdrawing from any substance to which one has become addicted is not easy. In fact, it is one of the most difficult things a person can experience. No inquisitor of the middle ages could have devised a torture which is actually worse than withdrawal from drugs and alcohol. In addition to the pain, anguish and suffering which can be caused by drug withdrawal, withdrawal from certain substances can actually cause effects which are harmful or, at the extreme, potentially fatal. Any legitimate rehabilitation program will take this into account, and will include procedures to insure that the…

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ALCOHOL RECOVERY – A PERSPECTIVE Part I – Introduction

If you watch or read the news today, if you look at what is capturing the headlines, it really comes down to only a few major topics. Obviously, the current state of the US economy and the gridlock in the government is one major attention getter. But another major topic weaving its way into our “news consciousness” is articles about celebrities who have addiction problems. This week the headlines contain a particularly ironic twist – the untimely death of Amy Winehouse. Take a look at headline that just appeared on musicrooms. net (http://www.musicrooms.net/showbiz/38272-amy-winehouse-died-from-giving-up-alcohol.html). “AMY WINEHOUSE’S FAMILY REPORTEDLY BELIEVE THE SINGER…

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