Articles by F.A.R

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Are we defined by a number?

Alcoholics always seem to know exactly how much time has passed since their last drink. If the number is large they are proud and are…


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Hitting Bottom

How many times have I heard about hitting bottom when it comes to recovery?  Phrases such as high bottoms and low bottoms and maybe she’s…



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Why is alcoholism a disease?

In 1956 the American Medical Association (AMA) declared Addiction to alcohol and other drugs, to be a disease. Definitions include disorder of human functions with signs…



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What’s in a Routine?

Our days are made up largely of routines. The route we take to work, the shower-dress-breakfast routine, and even our exercise routines (hopefully) make up…


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Addiction is Horrible!

There have been many words used to describe the disease of addiction. There are many explanations of the brain and explanations of behavior and background…



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Band-Aids are Good!

Mindfulness is gaining attention as a treatment for alcohol dependence. Putting it in the forefront may be due to a recently published book “the mindful…


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