Abstinence Based Recovery

I feel shame in being abstinent. There, I said it. Drinking is legal, socially acceptable and the only drug I have pursued to the absolute limits. Alcohol is an addictive substance and all whom consume it are vulnerable to becoming dependent on it. I wonder perhaps if I had known it was as bad asContinue reading “Abstinence Based Recovery”

Geographic Alcoholic

The first time I heard of ‘doing a geographical’ was at AA meetings. I kept coming back to meetings, as suggested, and this enabled me to become familiar with phrases applicable to alcoholism. I understand it as blaming the location for the current behaviour and changing the location in an attempt to leave the behaviourContinue reading “Geographic Alcoholic”

A.U.D Vs Alcoholism

I’m interested in how Alcoholism is defined within professional circles and how this interpretation filters down into society to the individual. Is it a mental disorder, a spiritual malady, a disease, a choice, a combination, and how is it diagnosed and treated? Following is what I learned and it isn’t necessarily what I was expecting.Continue reading “A.U.D Vs Alcoholism”