Sober Spotlight, WHDD Radio, with Janina Kean, December 09, 2014

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QUESTION

Is it possible and if so, how can I calm or retrain my brain to stop releasing dopamine when I think about using in early recovery? Read the rest of this entry »

Sober Spotlight, WHDD Radio, with Janina Kean, December 02, 2014

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QUESTION

Been in and out of the room for a couple years now. A couple treatments scattered in between that and I honestly haven’t been able to get much time together and I’m curious as to if my relapses are as chronic as my disease?
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Sober Spotlight, WHDD Radio, with Janina Kean, November 25, 2014

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QUESTION

I’m really concerned that my girlfriend is an alcoholic. We’ve been having some problems lately, and we actually had a huge fight over the weekend. I have been trying to get her to get some help and think about what she’s doing, but she’s convinced she doesn’t have a problem and that whatever she thinks is the problem is that it’s not drinking, it’s her life and stress and her divorce. I think she’s out of control, and I just don’t know what to do about it.
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Sober Spotlight, WHDD Radio, with Janina Kean, November 11, 2014

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QUESTION

Several years ago I thought I was drinking too much and I quit drinking. I went to the rooms of a 12 step recovery program and I was able to quit drinking for many years. Then I went through a very stressful period. I called my doctor, told him what was going on with me. I had a lot of anxiety and he prescribed Clonazepam to me. I took it as prescribed. You know, alcohol was what I liked. I was not a pill person.

It did help, but at some point not long after I started taking it, I took a drink and it’s been a while and I’ve been trying to put down the drink and I can’t do it. I don’t know what I should do at this point.

I’ve been going to 12 step meetings and I just can’t put the drink back down. Read the rest of this entry »

Sober Spotlight, WHDD Radio, with Janina Kean, November 04, 2014

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QUESTION

My question is, I am aware of many successful stories through AA and using the 12 steps to recovery but does the medical community have an alternative proven successful method to treat addictions besides AA that does not include drugs? Read the rest of this entry »

Sober Spotlight, WHDD Radio, with Janina Kean, October 28, 2014

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QUESTION

What do you think contributes to most to long term recovery after treatment? Read the rest of this entry »

Sober Spotlight, WHDD Radio, with Janina Kean, October 21, 2014

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QUESTION

My question for you is, is alcoholism truly a genetic disease, or is it a developed habit? I am kind of struggling with whether I was born with this, or I just drink too much and ended up in this position? Read the rest of this entry »