Signs of Drug AddicationDrug abuse and drug addiction is rampant in the United States: an estimated 20 million Americans over the age of 12 – or eight percent of the population -- have used an illegal drug in the past month,...May 10, 2013
Drug Addiction FactsMost people believe that drug addiction stems from someone that lacks morals or the willpower to say ‘no’ to using illicit substances. While the initial decision to take drugs is typically a voluntary...February 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
How to Change an Addictive PersonalityWhile everyone is prone to developing an addiction, some are more prone than others because they have what is referred to as an addictive personality. People with this type of personality are more sus...November 20, 2012
Effects of Drug and Alcohol Abuse on SocietyIllegal drug use, alcohol abuse, and smoking cause numerous deaths and have serious economic and social consequences in the United States.
The negative effects of addiction and substance abuse affect...November 6, 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
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...
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.
[Originally published June 27, 2007]
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