April 8, 2008
Stereotypes about alcoholism do not benefit anyone in society. They only serve to create a stigma against addicts that is usually unfair and can make them reluctant to get the help that they need for recovery.
April 6, 2008
Elton John has always been seen as a colorful character. The persona he brings to the stage, as well as his life, is always somewhat flashy and colorful. Those who are seeing him for the first time around now may not understand exactly how colorful and loud he was.
April 4, 2008
Alcohol detox programs can help an alcoholic make a very difficult first step toward committing fully to a lifestyle without a dependence on alcohol. It has been proven by numerous studies that the more solid an addict’s support network of family, friends, medical workers, etc. the more likely he or she will be to recover fully.
April 1, 2008
Drug and alcohol rehab centers have different policies regarding what happens when patients engage in substance abuse while they are there. It is somewhat of a debate over whether zero tolerance is the best method or if addicts should be given a second chance before they’re kicked out of the treatment center.
March 31, 2008
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.
March 24, 2008
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
March 23, 2008
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
March 22, 2008
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
March 21, 2008
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
March 19, 2008
The longer a person lives with alcoholism, the greater the level of tolerance they develop to the substance. This means that, over time, the alcoholic will need to drink more in order to get the same effects. Eventually, they become physically dependent on alcohol and must drink a significant amount just to function and avoid withdrawal symptoms. Read more