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The Happy Neurons

by Mark P. I have been following the literature on chemical dependency for 17years and always like to get my $.02 in. Especially since this has been a topic of discussion here of late. The nature of chemical dependency is, to me, one of nature’s really fascinating stories. Why is there such a thing as […]

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Alcohol in the Third World

THE MOST SENSIBLE THING IS NOT TO DRINK By Shanthi Ranganathan Abstinence from alcohol is a value which is deeply rooted in Indian culture and religion, and as such is the only approach to drinking that could be called “sensible” in this country. Hinduism has the largest following in India, and in the Hindu scriptures […]

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The Alcoholism Revolution

By James R. Milam, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist From: Professional Counselor, August 1992. This conformity makes them not false in a few particulars, authors of a few lies, but false in all particulars. Their every truth is not quite true…so that every word they say chagrins us and we know not where to begin to set them […]

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Alcoholics Anonymous and the Counseling Profession: Philosophies in Conflict

By Christine Le, Erik P. Ingvarson, and Richard C. Page From Journal of Counseling & Development, 07-01-1995, p. 603. This article describes the contribution of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) to drug and alcohol treatment. The potential for AA ‘s steps to encourage growth is discussed, and their consistency with counseling philosophy examined. To stimulate constructive discussion, 12 new […]

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