Tag Archives: alcoholism

How sharing her story keeps one woman sober

This is the third part of a series exploring alcoholism in Michigan written by Carly Keyes, a recovering alcoholic who is on a mission to improve awareness about the disease and ensure others find the help they need. Read her…

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When it comes to alcoholism, knowledge is power

This is the second part of a series exploring alcoholism in Michigan written by Carly Keyes, a recovering alcoholic who is on a mission to improve awareness about the disease and ensure others find the help they need. Read her…

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A brave, true story about alcoholism

This is the first part of a series exploring alcoholism in Michigan written by Carly Keyes, a recovering alcoholic who is on a mission to improve awareness about the disease and ensure others find the help they need. I was…

Mental Health

 

April is Alcoholism Awareness Month: The costs associated with alcoholism

The costs associated with alcoholism touch the full spectrum of everything that makes us human. It impacts us physically, mentally, emotionally, financially and legally. It affects our relationships with others as we can devolve into another person, and we spend…

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month: What role does biology play in alcoholism and is it a disease?

Dad drank and probably still does. Mom’s side drank too. Some of the best parties I’ve ever been to in my life were held in the Bank of England recreation center. Mom is crown subject and comes from a long line of…

April is Alcohol Awareness Month: Underage drinking and the new gateway drug

It was over the stove in a cupboard high above my head. I knew where my father, a highly functioning alcoholic in his own right, stashed his never-ending supply of gin or vodka or whiskey. Beer, of course, was kept…

 

April is Alcohol Awareness Month – When you’re so good at drinking you have to stop

I was so good at drinking, I had to stop. Yeah, nearly five years ago. I dropped out of grad school and headed to rehab to finally deal with a problem I’ve had for so much of my life.

 
 

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