Tiger Woods: Conquering Golf and Alcoholic Thinking

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When it comes to certain sports, there are specific greats in the game that we all think of. Whether they are/aren’t your favorites, these are individuals that are just well known players highlighted for their accomplishments throughout their careers. Take for example, for many, basketball rings with the name Jordan or James in the background. Boxing makes us think of Muhammed Ali or Mike Tyson sometimes. Soccer threw Beckham into spotlight, amongst many other well known ball handlers. So when golf gets mentioned, undoubtedly most of us think of Tiger Woods.       Conquering Golf Without question, Tiger Woods is one […]

Can You Detox From Opiates At Home?

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“What is home? My favorite definition is “a safe place,” a place where one is free from attack, a place where one experiences secure relationships and affirmation. It’s a place where people share and understand each other. Its relationships are nurturing. The people in it do not need to be perfect; instead, they need to be honest, loving, supportive, recognizing a common humanity that makes all of us vulnerable”, said a brilliant woman by the name Gladys Hunt. Her depiction of what home has the potential to be is enlightening. For most of us, home is where we hang our […]

The Connection Between Trauma and Alcoholic Thinking

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As we stumble blindly through this world learning the daily tricks of the trade, most who aren’t oblivious to their emotions cycle through an onslaught of dissimilar feelings throughout the course of their day. From devilish like emotions resemblant of anger, to the simple bliss’ that can remind us of the innocence of childhood, there are a slew of different core feelings that we experience on our spectrum. Of those, addicts particularly love to feel sorry for themselves. We are the absolute best at victimization. Yet, what if there’s something bigger at hand and it’s not victimizing? Where do we […]

What to Know About Methadone Detox

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“That’s the problem with drinking, I thought, as I poured myself a drink. If something bad happens you drink in an attempt to forget; if something good happens you drink in order to celebrate; and if nothing happens you drink to make something happen”, wrote Charles Bukowski. The writings in his book ‘Women’ touches upon many of the facets that direct and produce alcoholic thinking in a person. The character in the book comes across many situations that he begins to realize are a direct result of his constant drunken stupor, but irrationally disregards them while continuing to play his […]

The Art of Sober Pain Management

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Understanding the art of sober pain management requires understanding pain. Pain is a distressing feeling often caused by intense or damaging stimuli. This is a feeling that always finds us, somehow some way. Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding; there’s no way to avoid it in its entirety. There’s times when it’s physical pain from waking up in a hurry and having stubbed your toe through overcompensation of your lateness. The faster you go the more behind you get. Other times it’s emotional pain from the love of your life leaving you after 4 […]

The Importance of Family in Recovery

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“Blood is thicker than water” is an ancient English proverb that means familial bonds will always be stronger than the bonds of friendship or other loves. This being said, the family dynamic is a forced relationship that none of us ever chose. For some this involuntary link is an extraordinarily beautiful thing that fabricates joy in all of it’s corners, and for others it is a dark cloud that glooms over their existential ambitions. Possibly harsh words, but for those individuals maybe bitter apple really doesn’t fall far from its  family tree of origin. Maybe there’s so much likeness that […]

Looking Into an Alcohol Detox

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“Looking into alcohol an detox”, a simple five worded sentence that has the power to evoke fear, anxiety, and/or guilt out of the bravest, unconcerned, and/or most shameless of beings. Any dismal emotion felt for that matter is typically because alcoholic thinking has gotten that person to the point of needing alcohol detox, that or somebody close to them is in desperate need. Or in some cases maybe it was something they’ve been through already and the memories remain intact and unpleasant. Either way, it something that most inflicted with alcoholic thinking have to endure at some point in their […]

What To Expect When Withdrawing From Alcohol

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What To Expect When Withdrawing From Alcohol As most of us know, alcohol is a fermented beverage that has been around for thousands upon thousands of years. It can be found at basically any corner store within a few miles of where you’re sitting right this very moment. Of course most countries have specific laws mandating the substance so that not just anybody can go purchase it, but of course laws never stop a true alcoholic. Supposedly anything is legal if you don’t get caught.   That being said, nothing will prevent us from wrapping our lips around a bottle […]

I Want To Quit Drinking, But I Don’t Want To Go To Detox

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Many people want to quit drinking without utilizing a dedicated detox program. It is important to note that when you stop drinking, your body will go through many unpleasant detox and withdrawal symptoms whether or not you participate in a program. This is particularly true for heavy drinkers and alcohol abusers. The use of a detox program is strongly recommended by all experts and medical professionals, and a detox program will make the process significantly easier, as well as to increase your likelihood of success. Reasons to Quit Drinking Each individual will have different reasons to quit drinking. The following […]