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Alcoholics Anonymous Step 1 Worksheet
Positive 12 steps: First you need to attend meetings consistently. Then you pick a sponsor and work with them. Once you are ready can can sponsor (volunteer). It takes time to ripen. My sponsor (master co) says "growth takes time, effort and lots of dumb mistakes" try to have weekly meeting and be consistent. Learn more at http://positive12steps. Org. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Controversial: There are some people who believe that 12-step programs can resemble a "cult" process. However, most professionals in this field definitely do not believe this, and having met tens of thousands of people in aa and na, I do not believe that this is true either. People who benefit from meetings go to more meetings, and get more out of it. Addiction implies it does harm- in most folks it does good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Care for self 1st: Taking care of you first, is important. You can attend alanon meetings, which are for family and friends of alcoholics. This group can familiarize you with typical family patterns in alcoholism, and the 12 step process also. Thus supported, you'll be better able to deal with your family member. S/he may notice the changes in you, and be curious enough to seek aa help. I've seen this happen. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Why do they say now that alcoholics anonymous is kind of outdated and their approach is somehwhat wrong? They have been around and helping forever.
Not Complete Approac:
Alcoholic Anonymus has been around since 1935 with a primary purpose to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve Soberiety. It has helped many alcoholics over the years.
It is not a complete approach to alcoholics, it helps some but not all and success rate is low. And has been replaced with traditional rehab programme which treats the withdrawl and anxiety associated with it, some people need ...Read more
Meditation, herbs: People can become dependent on alcohol & marijuana and often use it to calm anxiety & self-treat depression. Finding other ways to calm yourself can help. I advise regular meditation, exercise, magnesium, b vitamins, herbs like tulsi (holy basil) & ashwagandha & Amino Acids 5-htp and l-theanine. Emotional freedom technique can help too- see eftuniverse. Com. See comment for more:. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
AA & the 12 Steps: The 12 steps are the program outlined and recommended by alcoholics anonymous. So aa is the organization, and the 12 steps are the method it offers its members for staying sober. The 12 steps have been adapted by many other organizations for recovery from a variety of addictive and compulsive substances and behaviors. ...Read more
Not usually: But it depends on the size of that one drink and how much alcohol it contains. A "beverage alcohol equivalent" is equal to one 12 ounce beer, 4 ounces of wine or one ounce of whiskey or hard liquor. For most people, having one drink per night isn't harmful. Some studies suggest that there is actually a benefit to one drink per night, especially red wine due to the antioxidants. Check with your dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Preparing for exam: Several suggestions: begin some regular exercise, about 30 min at least 3x/wk, avoid caffeine, eat well but not a heavy meal the night before the exam. Study with friends if possible, will help you feel less anxious. Avoid sleeping pills or alcohol, will lower your performance. If you are using marijuana daily, lower dose slightly. If you are occasional user, avoid day before test. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
I took one. 5mg pill of ativan (lorazepam) at 8am. Is it okay if I have a few alcoholic drinks at 9pm?
Recently, after 1-2 hard alcoholic drinks I am inebriated. I even passed out at dinner after one martini! Why might this happen?
Reversed tolerance: This is called reversed tolerance, it is a sign of advanced serious effect of alcohol on the liver, the liver is unable to metabolize alcohol. In the uncommon situation where you are not a drinker and surprisingly you develop this reaction, then it is possible you are having some liver problems. In either situation, you really want to see your doctor and completely stop alcohol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer