Addictionary: A Primer of Recovery Terms & Concepts from by Judith A. Wilson C.A.P.

By Judith A. Wilson C.A.P.

Early restoration is a annoying time. it might probably even be complicated due to the strange phrases and words which are widespread in restoration teams. prepared alphabetically, the addictionary is a entire source that defines 1000's of restoration phrases. The authors offer transparent, in-depth definitions that demystify the language of restoration, handle a number of restoration concerns, and concentrate on addictions to medicines, alcohol, playing, nutrition, intercourse, and codependency. specified positive aspects contain definitions grouped via topics and a listing of restoration teams and corporations.

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The courts are beginning to make it clear that regardless of the relationship, sexual activity must be voluntary or it is rape. There is also sexual activity that is common in addiction and dysfunctional relationships. If you consent to sex with someone because of poor self-esteem, romantic addiction, or to obtain drugs, alcohol, food, or other addictive substances or activities, it may not be called rape, but you are still being abused, and the resulting emotions can perpetuate your sense of powerlessness and shame.

I can't cure it. Recovery Al-Anon members learn to be free by focusing on themselves and their own recovery from the effects of alcoholism. By sharing their experience, strength, and hope, they learn to be self-caring and are able to make more intelligent decisions. Literature Al-Anon has its own conference-approved literature. Members use meditation books, step-study books, and others by which they learn to work their program. Alateen Alateen groups are for teenagers affected by alcoholism. They are sponsored by Al-Anon groups.

THIQ One popular theory involves the neurotransmitter dopamine. The normal metabolism for dopamine requires the same NAD+ enzyme that is in short supply because of the metabolism of large amounts of alcohol. Instead of its normal metabolite, dopamine becomes a compound belonging to a class of chemicals called tetrahydroisoquinolines (THIQ). These compounds are thought to behave a lot like opiates (Milkman & Sunderwirth, 1987, pp. 68-75). Enzymes These enzymes oxidize alcohol first into acetaldehyde, and then into acetyl co-enzyme A (acetyl CoA), which would normally be used to produce energy.

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