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

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

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

Alcohol Dementia

March 18, 2008

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There are many negative affects of long-term alcoholism. Alcohol dementia is a condition that can occur after a person drinks excessively for a very long period of time. Its symptoms are problems in the brain, including personality changes, memory loss, diminished ability to think, and learning difficulties. Alcohol consumption affects brain cells, and the damage can build up over time until it results in brain damage. Poor nutrition also adds to the effects. Read more

Alcohol Affects the Lives of Millions

March 16, 2008

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Alcohol abuse has affected the lives of millions. While alcohol abuse has been discussed and help is easily available, with the stress-levels in our society constantly growing, many have turned to the bottle to help cope with this anxiety. It is common to think that only a certain type of individuals is suffering with alcohol abuse; however, the truth is alcohol abuse has shown its face in every walk of life. Read more

Does Treatment Work When the Addict is Forced To Go?

March 14, 2008

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Some people have the belief that addiction treatment won’t work if the addict is forced to go. They think that in order for the individual to recover, they must have the motivation to get better. Addiction recovery is a lot of work, and many people relapse after they leave rehab. However, studies show that this theory isn’t necessarily true. Read more

Using Drugs and Alcohol to Numb Pain

March 12, 2008

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One of the common reasons why people begin on the path of drug and alcohol abuse is an attempt to numb pain their lives. Addiction to these substances can be a method of shutting out the unpleasant parts of life. Many studies have shown that drug abuse and alcoholism are related to mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety, as well as the amount of stress a person experiences.

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How To Be Saved From That Crave

March 3, 2008

Have you ever felt the extreme need for something that you do not presently have? Craving could be considered a human instinct, as it occurs when something we love to consume or drink has been deprived to us abruptly. Read more

There’s No Need for Speed

March 3, 2008

Crystal meth, or methamphetamine, is known in the streets for many other names. Read more