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Bill W.

Palm Beach County, Florida
Hi, My name is Bill. I?m an alcoholic, addict and codependent. My sobriety date is September... Full Bio
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Holiday Feelings by Bill W. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Holidays can be rough on people in recovery, especially those of us who haven’t yet been able to develop normal relationships with our families of origin and/or old fr ... Read on »
Holiday Greetings by Bill W. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Pocket Like Loading... Read on »
An Alcoholic’s Guide To Crashing And Burning During The Holidays by Bill W. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Originally posted on Message in a Bottle : Yeah.  Holidays.  There are countless parties and events planned.  Some of them are even fun (just ... Read on »
Hubris by Bill W. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism One of the groups that I attend regularly has lost its meeting place,  and for the last three weeks we’ve been meeting at the local IHOP for fellowship and to discuss ... Read on »
Buddhist Proverb by Bill W. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Only those who listen mindfully are able to speak mindfully. Pocket ... Read on »
Occasional heroin use may worsen HIV infection by Bill W. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Researchers at Yale and Boston University and their Russian collaborators have found that occasional heroin use by HIV-positive patients may be particularly harmful ... Read on »
Who Do You Think You’re Foolin’? by Bill W. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Fred, who has been coming to meetings for months, can’t remember what the 2nd Step is about. Mary has gotten to the 4th Step several times, then bails, relapses, ... Read on »
Little Things Mean A Lot by Bill W. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism There’s an old saying that “You can’t wade in the same river twice.” The river may look the same, but the water and everything beneath the surface is constantly changi ... Read on »
Making Decisions by Bill W. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism One of the skills we have to master early in recovery is that of making good decisions. In truth, recovery is mostly about making good decisions, and we alcoholics and ... Read on »
Signs of Sex Addiction by Bill W. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism One of the first signs of addiction is preoccupation with sex. That’s fairly normal for fifteen-year-olds, but not for adults–at least, not in most cultures. When we ... Read on »
Funny… by Bill W. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I was at a meeting tonight, and when they were handing out chips the guy presenting them had another fellow helping him by selecting them ahead of time and handing the ... Read on »
Two of the Biggest Obstacles To Recovery by Bill W. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Most addicts are addicted to two things over and above their chemical and behavioral addictions. These two things have no substance, are only ideas, with no factual bas ... Read on »
Unhappy hour: Non-drinkers devise strategies to navigate booze-centered work events by Bill W. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism The researchers found that most non-drinkers didn’t volunteer the fact that they were non-drinkers because they did not want to draw attention to themselves. And whil ... Read on »
Sex Addiction: Joke — or Curse? by Bill W. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism People love to laugh about “sex addicts,” as if the whole idea were somehow silly. Truly, it is anything but. Sexual issues of one kind or another are at the root of ... Read on »
Gratitude Lists by Bill W. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism The good things in our lives are easy to overlook while we concentrate on the negative, and if we do that a lot our outlook on life can become generally negative. Tha ... Read on »
A global surge in ADHD diagnosis has more to do with marketing than medicine by Bill W. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Sorry, guys…I’ve been busy working and on a couple of other projects.  I’ll be back in person tomorrow, with luck. In the meantime: Many websites promoting ADHD ... Read on »
What? Another Gratitude Post? by Bill W. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism by Bill Honest, I started thinking about this without even remembering that Thanksgiving was coming up. When I began to consider a title, however, it dawned on me. ... Read on »
Secondhand marijuana smoke may damage blood vessels as much as tobacco smoke by Bill W. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism  Lab rats exposed to secondhand marijuana smoke had a 70 percent drop in blood vessel function. ... Read on »
Lasting Relationships Come Down To 2 Basic Traits by Bill W. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism This is such an important article for every addict (really, everyone in a relationship) to read that I’m going to leave it stuck on the top of the page for a few days t ... Read on »
‘Shrooms by Bill W. Health Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism by Bill Down on yourself?  Consider the lowly mushroom.  If it can turn bullshit into gourmet food, so can we and we don’t even have to eat the b.s;  we jus ... Read on »