Movies About Alcoholism

There's  a lot of laughter  in the recovery world, mostly at oneself. Believe me, it helps.

One thing that's always intrigued me: the lengths to which some drinkers will go to avoid acknowledging their problem. Here's a first person account that illustrates the importance of self-diagnosis -- the process that leads someone to conclude they do in fact have an alcohol disorder.

What Does It Mean to Have a Serious Drinking Problem?

To begin with, most people require further education to correct misconceptions about alcoholism and how to recognize it. That's why we made education and self-diagnosis the first two goals of effective treatment.

Ultimately, what we seek is a major shift in the person's thinking, away from viewing alcohol as a trusted BFF– one that, as the writer states, could “quash my inhibitions; kindle false intimacies; provoke brilliant revelations... [that] made me the outgoing person my unconfident self wanted to be...”– to one who can see how the drug has become a principal culprit in a host of problems and difficulties– what some folks...

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What About the FDA?

...the FDA, like the CDC, is just one part of the massive Department of Health and Human Services, and therefore subject to all sorts of political influence and frankly, pressure.

Up to Their Old Tricks

...when push comes to shove-- as it has for the Sackler family-- they're going to look hard for ways to replace the revenue they lost, and protect their personal fortunes.

What About the FDA?

...the FDA, like the CDC, is just one part of the massive Department of Health and Human Services, and therefore subject to all sorts of political influence and frankly, pressure.

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Opioid Tapering

Of more than 9000 Veterans Administration patients, only one-quarter rated their pain control with opioids as  excellent or very good.

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Opioid Tapering

Of more than 9000 Veterans Administration patients, only one-quarter rated their pain control with opioids as  excellent or very good.

Opioid Tapering

Of more than 9000 Veterans Administration patients, only one-quarter rated their pain control with opioids as  excellent or very good.

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