Addiction (Psychological Disorders) by Vatsal Thakkar

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They include such medications as diazepam (Valium®), alprazolam (Xanax®), and lorazepam (Ativan®). Abused sedatives that are illegal substances include gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) and methaqualone (quaaludes). THE HISTORY OF ALCOHOL USE Alcoholic beverages are commonly associated with celebrations, religious observances, and recreation in cultures throughout the world. The ancient Greeks and Romans drank alcohol for both recreation and medicinal purposes but also advocated moderation in its use.

We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood him, praying only for knowledge of his will for us and the power to carry that out. 12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. , 1955. 47 48 Addiction drinking and stayed sober by working with other recovering alcoholics. Both men started to work with other alcoholics at a local hospital.

He plans to attend daily AA meetings for the next two months. He is also in the middle of a career switch, so he can remove himself from the daily proximity to alcohol. He has obtained an entry-level marketing job with an entertainment company, which requires office meetings with corporate clients rather than long evenings in smoky bars with musicians. Like many addictions, Jerry’s problem began with casual use that grew out of control over time. Jerry entered his addiction with the knowledge of his family history of alcoholism.

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