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Going to Your First AA Meeting
Going to Your First AA Meeting

If you've decided that Alcoholics Anonymous could be helpful for your recovery but have no idea what to expect or how it works, this article will guide you to your first AA meeting.  What to Expect from Your First AA Meeting Be prepared for some level of...

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How Regret & Addiction Control Your Life
How Regret & Addiction Control Your Life

Regret and addiction are more linked than people think. Regret often triggers addictive behaviors, especially for people prone to destructive habits and patterns. It can build up over time if you don’t deal with your regret. The more regrets you have, the harder they...

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The Importance of Addiction Counseling for Spouses
The Importance of Addiction Counseling for Spouses

If you are the spouse of an addict, you may feel overwhelmed by the responsibilities of taking care of your partner and struggling with feelings such as anxiety and depression. You may also face financial difficulties due to the cost of supporting someone with an...

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What Are You Supposed to Say When Making Amends in AA?
What Are You Supposed to Say When Making Amends in AA?

Making amends is a vital part of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). It's one of the 12 steps that every AA member needs to complete. Not only does making amends help you get over past mistakes, but it also helps repair your relationships with other people. However, some...

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Do I Have Alcohol Myopathy?
Do I Have Alcohol Myopathy?

People who drink heavily often experience muscle pain. While weak or painful limbs might be expected after a night of heavy drinking, it could be a serious health issue if it lasts several days. When this occurs, it could be a condition called alcohol myopathy. Read...

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Alcohol & 6 Effects It Has On Your Eyes
Alcohol & 6 Effects It Has On Your Eyes

Alcohol has long been a part of social gatherings, and it's something that many people enjoy. But one drawback to drinking is that alcohol can have many effects on your eyes. Some of these effects are mild, and some are more severe. More specifically, heavier alcohol...

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Native Americans & The Opioid Epidemic
Native Americans & The Opioid Epidemic

On average, 250 Americans die every day from a drug overdose. Opioid misuse is a public health crisis that has hit the United States, but for many Native Americans and Alaska Natives, it's more than just a headline. This article will explain why Native American...

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Can Alcohol Cause Diabetes?
Can Alcohol Cause Diabetes?

Drinking alcohol can cause fluctuations in your blood sugar levels, which can cause you to develop diabetes. Studies have found that people who drink more than four drinks a day are at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Alcohol can cause fluctuations in...

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The Dangers of Black Tar Heroin
The Dangers of Black Tar Heroin

Black tar heroin is a form of heroin that looks like tar or hard, black pellets. It usually comes in the form of small, twisted pieces or shards and is dark brown or black. This type of heroin is made from morphine but has not been processed into a white powder form...

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