Helping an addict navigate the holidaysThe holidays are often a joyous time, but for an addict, they can be stressful.
Situations abound where there is alcohol, stressors come more into focus and money is often a concern around this time...December 18, 2012
Curing an Addiction with Emotional Freedom TechniquesIf you’ve ever seen someone practicing Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFTs), you may have thought this person was acting rather oddly. The techniques are not for the easily embarrassed, but they do see...December 13, 2012
Letting Go of a Past AddictionOnce you’ve managed to break free from an addiction, another obstacle awaits you: letting go of the bad memories associated with the addict you used to be. Focusing on what you lost and who you hurt c...December 3, 2012
Children of Drug & Alcohol Addicted ParentsAccording to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, having a parent who is addicted to drugs or alcohol can lead to lifelong problems if the child or teen doesn’t receive help and support.
About 25 per...November 27, 2012
How to Help Someone Get Through WithdrawalHelping a loved one get through withdrawal is a great way to show your support, but it can be an extremely trying time for both of you. Depending on the addict’s drug of choice, the withdrawal process...October 19, 2012
Drug Addiction Recovery StatisticsThe road to recovery is hardly ever smooth, typically involving at least one relapse but often several of them. Unfortunately, many addicts will enter and re-enter addiction treatment programs without...October 17, 2012
Planning a Successful InterventionIf a friend or family member is battling a dangerous addiction, an intervention may be the push that person needs to seek treatment. Planning an intervention can be tricky, and success is not guarante...October 2, 2012
Addictive Personality Disorder SymptomsPeople who have addictive personality disorder are more susceptible to developing an addiction to drugs and alcohol as well as gambling, pornography, sex, food, exercise, video games, and anything els...September 27, 2012
Five Tips on How to Avoid RelapseRecovery from alcohol or drug addiction is a lifelong process. After you’ve made the decision to quit and taken the steps necessary to no longer feed your addiction, abstaining from using can present...September 19, 2012
Cory Monteith of "Glee" enters rehab for unspeci..."Glee" star Cory Monteith has checked into an addiction rehabilitation facility, according to a statement released by his publicist on Monday.
The singer/actor who stars as Finn on the Fox television...April 2, 2013
Religious practices can help curb college drinkingCollege students who have religious roots may consume less alcohol than their peers, according to a new study.
But the findings of the research, conducted by a Michigan State University scholar, sugg...March 8, 2013
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong talks addiction in...Frontman for punk-pop band Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong has lived the rockstar lifestyle for the past few decades.
But admitting that he's been trying to get sober for more than a 10 years, Armstro...February 28, 2013
Justin Bieber headed for rehab?After losing out on a Grammy win and breaking up with his long-time girlfriend, some are speculating that Justin Bieber is turning to drugs and alcohol to cope.
According to a report in Star magazine,...February 14, 2013
De-stress in 10 Minutes or LessRecovery Is Sexy.com I have used this technique successfully for mild to moderate stress reduction in alcoholism recovery.When stress or anxiety has you feeling tied up in knots, jittery or unable to...
Underage drinking: Parents who play host are wrongPatriot-News Editorial BoardLocal police say we are in the height of the teen alcohol party season.It goes on from late spring until teens go back to high school and college in early fall each year.It...
What is this thing called Addictions?by Helga M. Genannt MatzkoWhen I began working in the field of addiction 30 years ago, most clients were automatically labeled addicts, (yes, shocking but true) just as most clinicians were either rec...
We're addicted to rehab. It doesn't even work.By Bankole A. Johnson, The Washington PostLast week, Lindsay Lohan left jail and entered a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility. If the scene inspired deja vu, it wasn't just because it was the fo...
Noncompliance and the paranoid style.
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