Our Services. Inpatient Hospital Care. Adolescent Mental Health Services. Outpatient Clinics. Addictive disorders are common disorders that involve the overuse of alcohol or drugs. Alcohol consumption has risen more in Ireland than in any other country in Europe and we are currently one of the highest consumers of alcohol per head of population in the world. There has also been a rise in the abuse of other drugs including marijuana and tranquillizers. There has also been a notable rise in binge drinking among young men and young women.
Dual diagnosis is a term that indicates the presence of two medical conditions.
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And it works. I'm sober for today. Like I said, I'm a twenty-four-yea-old alcoholic and I'm happy. Twenty-seven years of confusion is what my early married life was. Now, the picture has changed completely.
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We have faith in each other, trust in each other, and understanding. It has taught me so many things. It has changed my thinking entirely, about everything I do. I can't afford resentments against anyone, because they are the build-up of another drunk. I must live and let live. And "Think" - that one important word means so much to me. My life was always act and react. I never stopped to think. I just didn't give a whoop about myself or anyone else. This curative power?
I don't know what it is.
I suppose the doctor might say, "This is psychosomatic medicine. The only thing that bothered me was a queasy feeling I had in the pit of my stomach. It hinted to me that everything was phony.
I had accomplished all the right things that our society expected, and I had no real peace of mind nor gratitude. I was nothing more than a spoiled, indulged, and talented brat.
He is reading, 'I must ask you a question,' I say to the man. When you've been in a jam you've said, 'God, please do this or that,' and if it turned out to be your way that was the last of it, and if it didn't you've said 'THere isn't any God' or 'He doesn't do anything for me'. Is that right? I've made a mess of things and can't do anything about it.
You take me, and all my troubles, and do anything you want with me. I have seen that there is only one law, the law of love, and there are only two sins; the first is to interfere with the growth of another human being, and the second is to interfere with one's own growth. I never did react normally to any emotional situation. I was immersed in self-pity and resentment It became more and more necessary to escape from myself, for my remorse and shame and humiliation when I was sober were almost unbearable. The only way existence was possible was through rationalizing every sober moment and drinking myself into oblivion as often as I could.
If you will ask in prayer for everything you want for yourself to be given to them, you will be free. Ask for their health, their prosperity, their happiness, and you will be free. Even when you don't really want if for them, and you prayers are only words that you don't mean, go ahead and do it anyways. Do it every day for two weeks and you will find you have come to mean it and to want it for them, and you will realize that where you used to feel bitterness and resentment and hatred you now feel compassionate understanding and love.
The more I drank, the more I fantasized everything. I imagined getting even for hurt and rejections. In my mind's eye, I played and replayed scenes in which I was plucked magically from the bar where I Stood nursing a drink, and was instantly exalted to some position of power and prestige. I lived in a dream world. And I found it beautiful! For, at last, I was at peace with myself. And with others. And with God. View all 5 comments. Feb 16, Kelda rated it liked it Shelves: social-justice. Terribly sexist, and not spiritually inclusive. Shelves: character-studies , reference , psychology , health-care-healing-and-wellness , spirituality-and-or-religion , memoirs.
One of the great spiritual works produced by humanity, and a book that has probably saved more lives than any other ever written. This is the owner's manual for the most effective system for overcoming addictions and achieving peace of mind that has yet been found.
The authors make it clear that they are not saying or implying that they have the only thing that works, and encourage the reader to do whatever works, including working with professional treatment providers; this is a good adjunct to One of the great spiritual works produced by humanity, and a book that has probably saved more lives than any other ever written. The authors make it clear that they are not saying or implying that they have the only thing that works, and encourage the reader to do whatever works, including working with professional treatment providers; this is a good adjunct to treatment, not an either-or alternative.
An incredible insight into people, addiction and those affected by alcoholism. A good read for alcoholics or friends and family members of alcoholics.
Wonder if you have a drinking problem? This book will help you. Know you have a drinking problem? Read this book.
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Jan 25, Nicholas Montemarano rated it liked it. I love the look of this book -- a compact blue paperback that might be mistaken for a Bible, and is to many people. The cover is blank -- that is, until you hold the book up to a light and see its title, Alcoholics Anonymous. The title is concealed, anonymous. Makes sense for obvious reasons. What I found most interesting is the program's idea of a Higher Power. Even atheists and agnostics must give their lives over to a HP, or else the program, no matter its other merits, won't work.
Or so The I love the look of this book -- a compact blue paperback that might be mistaken for a Bible, and is to many people.