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Costs of Addiction Treatment: How Do You Recover From Drug... This article was written by Lisa Frederiksen. It was republished on with permission. Costs of addiction treatment can put many rehab programs beyond the reach of people desperate to... January 17, 2013
Helping an addict navigate the holidays The 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
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Curing an Addiction with Emotional Freedom Techniques If 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
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Letting Go of a Past Addiction Once 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 Personality While 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
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Effects of Drug and Alcohol Abuse on Society Illegal 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
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How to Help Someone Get Through Withdrawal Helping 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
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Drug Addiction Recovery Statistics The 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 Intervention If 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 guarant... October 2, 2012
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Five Tips on How to Avoid Relapse Recovery 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

Tools for Addiction Recovery

De-stress in 10 Minutes or Less Recovery Is 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...
How to stop emotional eating (and other compulsive behavior problems) for good By Morty LefkoeWhen I first started helping clients whose major complaint was emotional eating-eating for emotional reasons when they really weren't hungry-I assumed that the problem was caused by bel...
Two forms of alcoholism: One which warrants a chronic disease model, and college By Adi Jaffe, a doctoral student at UCLA working toward a Ph.D. in psychology. I respect Stanton Peele, if for no other reason than simply because he is well informed and doesn't mind telling us all a...
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...
Synchronicity: Celebrating non-traditional Addiction treatments Helga Matzko, Gestalt Institute Rhode IslandWho would have thought that my meanderings over "What is addiction" in my last blog would lead me to an Ezine article by Melanie Solomon, July 11, 2010 and...