Articles on Alcoholism

Alcoholism

Codependency, Addiction, and Emptiness

Emptiness is a common feeling. There are distinct types of emptiness, but it’s psychological emptiness that underlies codependency and addiction. Whereas existential emptiness is concerned with your relationship to...
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Symptoms of Alcoholism

DSM-IV Criteria for Alcohol Dependence A maladaptive pattern of substance use, leading to clinically significant impairment or distress, as manifested by three (or more) of the following, occurring at...
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Addictions

Are You an Enabler?

Enabling is a term often used in the context of a relationship with an addict. It might be a drug addict or alcoholic, a gambler, or a compulsive overeater....
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Treatment of Alcoholism

To understand treatment and make the right treatment choices, it helps to have an overview. Treatment is often seen as having four general phases: Getting started (assessment and evaluation...
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