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Denial as a Coping Strategy for Alcoholism

Denial as a Powerful Symptom of Alcoholism  Chances are you likely have an idea of what coping is – we all have coping mechanisms we automatically use daily. But did you know that denial can keep you alive? Therapists and psychiatrists often talk of denial as if it is something terrible or unnatural. However often if you’re in denial, you’ll likely be trying to protect yourself by refusing to accept the truth about something terrible happening in your life. In the short term, denial can be a good thing as it can give you enough time to adjust to painful…

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10 Things I Don’t Miss About my Alcohol Addiction

Living an Alcohol-Free Life – Why It’s Better than Ever From feeling constantly angry and depressed to being permanently broke, my alcohol addiction caused a series of bad decisions that I will always regret. Only the other day, someone asked me if I missed alcohol. Almost a decade ago, I had my last drink after twenty years of drinking anything I could get my hands on. No, I didn’t miss drinking – sometimes, my depression tries to tell me that I’m happier with a bottle in my hand, but I know that’s not true. When I was drunk all the…

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Citizen’s information for free drug addiction services

Where to Access Free Drug Addiction Help If you require free treatment for drug addiction, various options are available to you – however, it will depend on your needs and severity. In the public health service, non-residential treatment is free of charge. You can claim free addiction treatment services provided by HSE Drug and Alcohol Services or other community and voluntary projects funded by the Drug and Alcohol Task Force. Treatment for drug addiction is also available from private service providers, like Smarmore Castle. For information about our services and rehabilitation treatments, contact us here. More information on our addiction…

Is your partner’s porn addiction ruining your life?

Is Your Partner’s Porn Addiction Ruining Your Life?

Porn Addiction Nearly Ruined My Marriage – Don’t Let it Happen to Yours Please read my story if you don’t believe that porn is a real addiction. More information on our addiction treatment Alcohol Drugs Gambling My husband’s fix was online porn and acting out – over the years, it destroyed me, him and our family. In the beginning, I fell into the notion that sex between married couples eventually becomes infrequent and, let’s face it, boring. So I read lots of stuff online about how to keep it fresh etc. With complete naivety and in an attempt to spice…

Alcoholism and Pregnancy

Alcoholism and Pregnancy

Alcohol Use in Pregnancy Anything that a pregnant mother consumes also gets consumed by her unborn child. According to the Center for Disease Control, 1 in 10 pregnant women drink and 1 in 50 women binge drink which is more than five drinks a day. – Alcoholism rates in Ireland. It is important for pregnant mothers to never drink during their pregnancy or to get help if they have to protect the health of their child. Alcohol gets passed on to the baby through the umbilical cord. There is never a safe amount of alcohol to drink while pregnant and…