Alcoholism and Addiction Recovery
An addiction is anything you feel you need to lie about.
An alcoholic is someone whose drinking causes a problem in any department of his life.
– Marty Mann, NCADD Founder, New Primer on Alcoholism (1950)
Take the Drinking Self-Test (CAGE)
CAGE is the most widely used test in clinical practice. The test includes four questions and takes only a few minutes.
- Have you ever felt you should CUT DOWN on your drinking?
- Have people ANNOYED you by criticizing your drinking?
- Have you ever felt GUILTY about your drinking?
- Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning as an EYE OPENER to steady your nerves or get rid of a hangover?
If you answered yes to at least two of these questions, you are at risk of having a problem with alcohol. Speak with your physician to determine if a problem exists. There are other diagnostic tools available to help you identify whether you have a problem with alcohol or drugs.
The LightHeart Institute provides outpatient mental health services for individuals and family members suffering from various addictions to substances (alcohol, mood-altering drugs, etc) and processes (work, relationships, shopping, etc). We incorporate the philosophy of the Twelve Step model of Alcoholics Anonymous, the belief that addiction is a disease and that abstinence is the first step to manage the condition. Our holistic approach addresses the emotional, physical, mental and spiritual needs of our clients.
If you have a concern about yourself, or a loved one’s behavior call please call us at 585-288-6160. We will be happy to meet with you.
What are the Signs of Alcoholism?
This test will help you identify the signs of addiction and the progression of the disease in yourself. It might indicate to you whether you or a member of your family needs help.
Click here to see the Adult Personality Characteristic Assessment
Find out if you relate to characteristics common to Adult Children of Alcoholics/Addictions (ACOA).
Click here to download: Twenty Questions – How Do I Know If I’m A Workaholic?
This test will help you identify signs of workaholism.
Click here to download Characteristics of Workaholics
Find out if you can relate to symptoms associated with workaholism.
Click here to download Symptoms of Co-Dependency
Find out if you can relate to symptoms associated with Co-Dependency.
Face to Face Twelve-Step Meetings
Al-Anon and Alateen – http://www.aisrochester.org/pdf/meetinglist.pdf
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics/Addictions)
OA (Overeaters Anonymous) -http://www.rochesteroa.org
SIA (Survivors of Incest Anonymous) – www.siawso.org/page-7166
On the Web
Alcoholics Anonymous: www.aa.org
ACOA : www.adultchildren.org
Al-Anon/Alateen Family Group: www.al-anon.org
Gamblers Anonymous: www.gamblersanonymous.org
Marijuana Anonymous: www.marijuana-anonymous.org
Narcotics Anonymous: www.na.org
Nicotine Anonymous: www.nicotine-anonymous.org
Overeaters Anonymous: www.rochesteroa.com
Survivors of Incest Anonymous: www.siawso.org
Workaholics Anonymous: www.workaholics-anonymous.org
Alateen Al-Anon Family Group, 1600 Corporate Landing Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5617, 888-425-2666
American Council for Drug Education, 164 West 74th Street, New York, NY 10023, 800-488-DRUG
Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20847, 877-726-4727, www.samhsa.gov
National Council On Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD),217 Broadway, Suite 712, New York, NY 10007, 212-269-7797
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), 5635 Fischers Lane, MSC 934 Bethesda, MD 20892-9304, 888-696-4222
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 5213, Bethesda, MD 20892-9561, 301-443-1124