Tag Archives: alcoholism

“Somehow, by the grace of God, I found my way to Fairbanks.”

INDIANA BUSINESS OWNER GIVES BACK TO FAIRBANKS FOR BEING THERE AT HIS TIME OF NEED. There are many reasons for supporting the mission of Fairbanks. For some, it’s just one of many worthwhile charitable causes. But for others, such as one Indiana business owner, it’s a heartfelt way of giving back, a repayment for the gift of sobriety af...

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35 years sober. And grateful for every minute.

SPECIAL NOTE: In 2020, Fairbanks will mark our 75th year of helping individuals live in recovery. It’s fitting then, that the first blog post of the year celebrates 35 years of sobriety from one of our amazing alumni, Jerry Conner.  35 YEARS LATER, JERRY CONNER CONTINUES TO CELEBRATE THOSE WHO LED HIM TO FAIRBANKS. Police work is dangerous a...

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Help for Today. Hope for Tomorrow.

Written by John Adams, Indianapolis business leader and recovering alcoholic I’ve had a great life.  I was born into a loving family. I never had to worry about where my next meal was coming from or where we would live. My parents are still married and supported us into adulthood. I was raised Catholic, attended private Catholic grade and high s...

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Alcohol use disorder: When is drinking a problem?

Over the past few months, a conversation about alcohol use has been center stage in the national news. Stories about underage drinking, blacking out and harmful behavior associated with alcohol use are quite common in many families around the world. The rise of the opioid epidemic in the U.S. has rightly caught our attention, but overshadowed a muc...

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The genetics of alcoholism

Alcohol is the #1 drug in the world. It’s consumed everywhere, from places of work to places of worship. But what can be causing alcoholism? And do your genes have something to do with it? Maybe. Genes are passed on by our parents, and some of those genes contain predisposition towards alcohol use disorder (AUD) and alcoholism. But just how much ...

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