Addictionary: A Primer of Recovery Terms & Concepts from by Judith A. Wilson C.A.P.

By Judith A. Wilson C.A.P.

Early restoration is a annoying time. it could even be complicated due to the surprising phrases and words which are general in restoration teams. prepared alphabetically, the addictionary is a entire source that defines 1000's of restoration phrases. The authors supply transparent, in-depth definitions that demystify the language of restoration, handle quite a few restoration matters, and concentrate on addictions to medicines, alcohol, playing, meals, intercourse, and codependency. detailed positive aspects contain definitions grouped by means of subject matters and a listing of restoration teams and corporations.

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Resistance to Acceptance Why is accepting an addiction so difficult? There are some fears and resistance that may inhibit admitting that you are an addict, such as: · I don't want to be different from a normal person. · It means I'll never be able to drink/eat/use/do the things I like. Page 19 · I hate having to talk to others about my problems. · My family might think I'm joining another weird group. · I can't get to meetings, especially several each week. · It's embarrassing to think I can't do this myself.

It was in Akron, Ohio, in May 1935, that he met Dr. Robert H. Smith, known fondly to AA members as Dr. Bob, AA's cofounder. Bill, that night in May, wanting to drink, called a clergyman looking for another alcoholic to help and was led to Dr. Bob. What was supposed to be a fifteen-minute meeting lasted over four hours. What impressed Dr. Bob was sensing that Bill had suffered just as he had, and more important, that Bill needed him as much as he needed Bill. Dr. Bob had his last drink on June 10, 1935, which is celebrated today as AA's birthday.

The enlarged MEOS metabolizes the drug very rapidly, so the sedative wears off: The alcoholic takes a larger dose. This works fine until one day the alcoholic takes the sedative after drinking heavily. The MEOS is now Page 35 busy metabolizing alcohol, so the alcoholic overdoses on the sedative that, coupled with the depressant effects of the alcohol, can cause death. Other Effects Alcohol produces many other noxious effects in the body. The body's acid-base balance (pH) shifts toward acid. The fatty liver has trouble making glucose from protein, resulting in ketosis.

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