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

Interventions

March 22, 2008

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Drug addiction can ruin people’s lives. It is often those closest to the addict that have the best chance to help them get addiction recovery. The addicts loved ones often hesitate. Not saying anything until a tragedy has occurred. It is often difficult to know what to say, and when to say it. There are professionals that can help you by leading your intervention. You can also handle your own intervention with the advice of a professional. Either way you choose, the most important thing is that the addict that needs help, gets it. Read more

Alcohol and Parenting

March 21, 2008

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The majority of teenagers in the United States cite their parents as the most important influence on their decisions regarding alcohol. Because of this, parents have a responsibility to teach their children the correct way to handle alcohol in their lives. Unfortunately, many don’t talk to their kids about the issue at all because they aren’t sure what to say or they fear it will actually encourage them to drink. However, that simply isn’t true. There are a number of ways parents can foster a responsible view of drinking in their children, reducing the chances of alcohol abuse and alcoholism during the teen years and beyond. Read more

Detox!!

March 20, 2008

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Detox. It’s a very powerful word. Both in it’s potential and in it’s danger. The word itself seems to carry more weight than any other in a drug abuse treatment program. There are two philosophies on detox and the addict. The drug treatment centers that want to tell you detox will be easy. It won’t. The other is the thought process that we subscribe too. Detox, like much of the early stages of recovery will be difficult. But it is possible. And once you are past it you will be closer to your pre-drug abuse self than you can imagine. Read more

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