The Road to This Wedding Was Paved With Theft, Lies, Tears, Other Marriages — and Forgiveness

Hal Karp, who overcame drug and alcohol addiction, asked forgiveness for the pain he had caused, decades ago, to Irene Sibaja. His vulnerability led to a reconnection.

#alcohol-abuse, #alcoholics-anonymous, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #jews-and-judaism, #weddings-and-engagements

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Juggling My Children, Their Alcoholic Sitter and My Own Sobriety

The babysitter says she has nine days sober, but we all lie, every addict, every alcoholic.

#alcohol-abuse, #alcoholics-anonymous, #children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life, #parenting

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‘Relapsing Left and Right’: Trying to Overcome Addiction in a Pandemic

Substance-abuse centers are shutting and relying on virtual programming, just as more and more people turn to drugs and alcohol.

#addiction-psychology, #alcohol-abuse, #alcoholics-anonymous, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-jersey, #new-york-state

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A.A. to Zoom, Substance Abuse Treatment Goes Online

It began as a stopgap way to get through the pandemic, but both participants and providers say virtual sessions have some clear advantages and will likely become a permanent part of recovery.

#addiction-psychology, #alcohol-abuse, #alcoholics-anonymous, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hazelden-betty-ford-foundation, #narcotics-anonymous, #telemedicine, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #your-feed-healthcare, #zoom-video-communications

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Could All Those ‘Quarantinis’ Lead to Drinking Problems?

Addiction specialists said it was possible for people who are drinking heavily and consistently during the coronavirus pandemic to develop a problem they did not have before.

#alcohol-abuse, #alcoholic-beverages, #alcoholics-anonymous, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional

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Alcoholics Anonymous vs. Other Approaches: The Evidence Is Now In

An updated review shows it performs better than some other common treatments and is less expensive.

#alcohol-abuse, #alcoholics-anonymous, #research

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