How to Avoid a Diet Pill AddictionIf you plan to lose weight with a diet pill, but don’t want to risk addiction, there are a number of ways to use the dieting aid safely. Here are some tips to get the most out of diet pills without ge...January 26, 2014
How to Manage Triggers During Addiction RecoveryCompleting treatment for an addiction is an exceptional accomplishment, but the real work starts when you make a commitment to remain sober. Cravings and the desire to numb out make the process diffic...January 17, 2014
Steps to Recovering From Caffeine AddictionThe superfood Americans know and love as coffee, though filled with disease-fighting antioxidants and the ability to boost productivity, can become highly addictive. In excess, caffeine consumption ca...November 15, 2013
Overcoming the 'Pink Cloud' During Addiction Rec...Casting off the restarts of addiction is refreshing. Indeed, deciding to overcome addiction is an achievement that should be celebrated. However, in some cases, the newly sober person can become so ec...November 5, 2013
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
Is sobriety contingent upon spirituality?An increased association with spirituality is linked to better sobriety rates among teens who receive substance abuse treatment, reports a new study.
Researchers from the University of Akron, Case Wes...November 14, 2013
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
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...
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