Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment is Imperfect but Effective

March 31, 2008

Addiction treatment is not a quest for perfection. Many people have the mistaken notion that it is, and this leads to all kinds of counterproductive thoughts and actions. Rehabilitation and recovery are long processes that involve hard work, and there are usually bumps along the way. It’s best to know this advance so that the bumps don’t turn into roadblocks.

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Changing Thoughts in Alcohol Rehab

March 31, 2008

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Overcoming an alcohol addiction requires changing the way you think. If you are suffering from alcoholism, you may not even realize that your mind is working very differently than it used to.

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Alcohol Abuse and Treatment Statistics

March 30, 2008

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There are over 22 million people in the United States that have a drug abuse or substance abuse problem. This amounts to a little less than 10% of the entire nation, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for the year 2006.

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Get Treatment for the Disease of Addiction

March 29, 2008

Drug and alcohol addiction are just as much a disease as diabetes and cancer. They create noticeable biological changes in the people who suffer from them. They have clearly defined symptoms and methods of treatment.

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Find a Rehab Center that will give you the Tools You Need

March 28, 2008

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When searching for a quality treatment center, focus on finding a place that will give you the tools you need to start a new chapter in your life. You don’t currently have all of the necessary resources to work through drug and alcohol addiction.

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Alcohol and Drug Intervention

March 27, 2008

Drug addiction always ends up hurting those close to an addict. It is often those closest to the addict that have the best chance to help them get addiction recovery.

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Games Make Students More Likely to Abuse Alcohol

March 27, 2008

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When college students play drinking games at parties, their blood alcohol content is higher than when they do not, according to a study that was recently performed by researchers at the University of Michigan and San Diego State University. The environment that the young adults are in and the activities of the party have a significant effect on how much alcohol they consume.

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Why People Start Using Drugs and Alcohol

March 25, 2008

 

People who don’t engage in drug and alcohol abuse often wonder why others do. It happens for a variety of reasons, though none of them are worth the consequences of substance addiction. No one really starts out thinking that they will become addicted to drugs or alcohol, but somewhere along the way the body and brain trigger that reaction. It can happen almost immediately or over a period of years.

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Make the Right Choice: Alcohol Rehabilitation

March 24, 2008

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Unfortunately many alcohol addicts do not understand that they do indeed have a serious alcohol problem.  Alcohol is a serious problem that affects every minute of one’s daily life.  An alcohol addict is unable to think clearly, decisions are harder to make because thinking has become an arduous process for the alcohol abuser, communication is normally cut between the alcohol abuser with his or her family and friends, among many other changes in an alcohol addict’s life.  Read more

More People Seek Alcohol Abuse Treatment

March 23, 2008

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According to Medical News Today, there are more patients getting addiction treatment services from the healthcare system for alcohol abuse than there were in the past. This is good news as there are millions of people in the United States who have an alcohol abuse problem and never seek professional help for it. Read more

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