Dr Neill Neill Interviewed by Kenneth Anderson of HAMS

Kenneth Anderson of HAMS (Harm Reduction for Alcohol) interviewed me as a guest on his radio program on Thursday, August 30. The recording of the show is below. If there’s any problem with the recording, you can go directly to blog talk radio: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/harm-reduction/2012/08/31/if-your-spouse-drinks

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Dr. Neill Neill retired his psychology practice at the end of 2013. He maintains an active coaching practice via telephone or Skype with select clients dealing with alcoholic husbands or ex-husbands. Check out his book, Living with a Functioning Alcoholic: A Woman's Survival Guide. http://drneillneill.com

4 thoughts on “Dr Neill Neill Interviewed by Kenneth Anderson of HAMS

  1. Hello Dr. Neill,

    Good to hear you are back and well again!

    I listened to your blog and found it helpful. I do have a question
    about you said alcoholism is not a disease. I understand your
    comparison to say, cancer and any other disease you do not want, but
    what about the dopamine affect? Is not the craving for acohol and
    the “pleasure” and the need to fulfill that a disease? That is what
    I have read on the internet and heard from other online
    doctors….My husband is a heavy beer drinker (6 pack or more on
    weekdays and he can finish a case over the weekend).. This is all
    him alone , no friends over. He says he just likes beer. I do not
    drink unless maybe at a wedding or special social event where I may
    have a cocktail or wine. This rarely happens. We do not go out. So,
    I make plans with friends because I do not like just staying home. I
    am a working professional with a full time and part time job. My
    husband works full time. He totally fits your “functioning
    alcoholic”.

  2. Hello Dr. Neill,

    Good to hear you are back and well again!

    I listened to your blog and found it helpful. I do have a question
    about when you said alcoholism is not a disease. I understand your
    comparison saying, “Cancer and any other disease you do not want”, but
    what about the dopamine affect? Is not the craving for alcohol and
    the “pleasure” and the need to fulfill that a disease? That is what
    I have read on the internet and heard from other online
    doctors….

    My husband is a heavy beer drinker (6 pack or more on
    weekdays and he can finish a case over the weekend).. This is
    him alone , no friends over. He says he just likes beer. He is a functioning alcoholic.

  3. Hello Dr. Neill,

    Good to hear you are back and well again!

    I listened to your blog and found it helpful. I do have a question about how you said alcoholism is not a disease. I understand your comparison to say, cancer and any other disease you do not want, but what about the dopamine affect? Is not the craving for alcohol and the “pleasure” and the need to fulfill that a disease? That is what I have read on the internet and heard from other online doctors. My husband is a heavy beer drinker (6 pack or more on weekdays and he can finish a case over the weekend). This is all him alone; no friends over. He says he just likes beer. He is a functioning alcoholic.

  4. Dear Dr. Neill,

    Please explain the dopamine effect? Is alcoholism not a disease because of this craving?

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