Drug and Alcohol Addiction and Recovery Articles Page 6
God Centered Recovery: Faith Based Drug...
April 9, 2012God centered recovery is a spiritual program. Many addicts and alcoholics are unfamiliar with the difference between religion and spirituality. Religion is a man made term that suggests the path to God which involves rules and regulations.
Basemen Loaded: DUI in the MLB
April 2, 2012Major League Baseball has always had a rocky relationship with alcohol. The National League was created by William Hulburt. When Hulburt was not happy with the alcoholic antics and gambling behavior of players, he banned gambling and alcoholic beverages at ballparks.
DUIs and Serious Consequences of Alcoholic...
March 12, 2012There was a time, not long ago, when one would drink too much get in his or her car and drive without serious consequences. Over the last few decades, perhaps due to the powerful voices of organizations such as Mothers against Drunk Driving (MADD) combined with the reality that drunk driving causes deaths and injuries every year, laws have changed.
Women and Alcoholism
March 7, 2012Alcoholic women face many conflicts in personal relationships, careers, identity roles and health issues. Underlying issues such as anxiety, depression and post traumatic stress are common reasons why women abuse alcohol. Oftentimes there is a history of abuse, violence and/or neglect from their past and that may continue in the present.
Drug Detox: A Two Part Process
February 23, 2012Drug detox is the first step in the process of recovery. When addicted, the addict’s body has been saturated with toxins from prolonged drug use. The body adjusts to functioning with a certain level of drugs in its system, and without those drugs it will become sick.
Does Ultra Rapid Opiate Detox Work?
February 22, 2012Ultra-rapid opiate detoxification is a relatively new procedure used to help those with serious opiate addictions. Drug detox can be dangerous and painful, both emotionally and physically. If an addict is attempting to detox in the privacy of his or her own home, or the addict is going through outpatient drug detox, the risk of relapse in the midst of the process is greatly incre
Knowing the Facts about Alcohol Detox
February 20, 2012An individual who suffers from alcohol addiction is often referred to as having alcoholism. When an individual is addicted to alcohol they are unable to function normally without it. Their bodies have become accustomed to having a certain amount of alcohol in their system.
Sober Living at College
January 31, 2012College students who complete a drug and alcohol rehab program, or have entered recovery, are anxious about returning to college life which is surrounded by relapse triggers, as well as many people who are entering college for the first time who have had a drug and alcohol problem. Many times students may postpone school after drug rehab to avoid these triggers.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Substance...
January 30, 2012Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a therapeutic approach that focuses upon how one thinks and behaves. This methodology is based upon the concept that our thoughts create our feelings and our behaviors. If we change the way we think, we can alter our feelings and our behaviors.
OxyContin Addiction and Substance Induced...
January 18, 2012Many people who suffer from substance abuse also suffer from mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, borderline personality etc. But, drugs such as OxyContin can bring on episodes of mood disorders as well. Generally, with OxyContin these disorders are limited to depression and anxiety.