Keith Urban Opens Up About Addiction and His Father

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Keith Urban was born in New Zealand and grew up in Australia, starting guitar lessons after a flyer was hung up in his father’s convenience store. From those humble beginnings, he has grown to a very successful country musician with 14 number one hit songs and many awards and accolades. His live shows are characterized […]

Dealing With An Alcoholic Spouse

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There are a number of ways to tell if your spouse’s drinking habit has shifted from harmless social drinking to alcoholism. It may seem like alcoholism will have obvious signs that anyone can recognize, but when it affects someone that you see everyday, the warning signs may not be so big and dramatic. Learning how […]

Will Arnett Tackles His Own Addiction in “Flaked”

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Comedic actor, Will Arnett is most known for his roles on “Arrested Development” and “30 Rock” but his most recent venture is a more personal project drawing on many of his own experiences. Arnett wrote and produced the new Netflix series “Flaked” along with co-creator Mark Chappell as a “dramedy” starring himself in the role […]

6 Things To Tell Yourself When You Get Alcohol Cravings

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Even alcoholics who have been in recovery for decades occasionally experience a craving for a drink. Part of admitting you’re an alcoholic and going into recovery is knowing that you’ll never be able to drink, even in moderation, and that you’ll need to be prepared to deal with cravings rather than give into them. Recovery […]

Can An Atheist Join AA?

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Alcoholics Anonymous is not associated with any religion, but it does promote a spiritual approach to recovery that isn’t for everyone. The idea of having a Higher power in particular and frequent references to God are what lend a spiritual emphasis to the program. This is precisely what makes many atheists uncomfortable when it comes […]

How Addiction And Alcoholism Impact The Whole Family

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Substance abuse and alcoholism not only affects the health and well being of the addict, they also have an effect on every member of their family. This is especially true if a parent is abusing alcohol or drugs. The family’s rules, roles, and the relationships between each member become arranged around the drug or alcohol […]

Living With An Alcoholic Spouse

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Being in a relationship or marriage with an alcoholic is challenging, frustrating, and extremely stressful. Living with someone with any type of addiction can affect all areas of your life. There will definitely be stress caused by the alcoholic or addict themselves, but a partner or spouse will also feel stress with themselves and how […]

Phil Collins Opens Up About Alcoholism

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One of the most prolific solo artists in music has recently opened up about his struggles with alcoholism, how it almost ruined his family and career, and what he’s doing now to stay sober and healthy. 64 year old Phil Collins has sold more than 150 million albums as a solo artist, in addition to […]

Drinking Alone: Why It Can Be So Dangerous

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Drinking alone may sound like a harmless practice but it can often signal the presence of an alcohol dependence and a growing tolerance. While many enjoy drinking at social gatherings in the company of others at bars or other venues, others find that drinking alone is more relaxing and comforting. When this starts to become […]