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Avoid Alcohol Rehab – How to Talk to Your Kids about Alcohol so They Don’t Drink

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Intervention, Young People

Many parents face the dilemma of trying to bring up their kids so they don’t drink alcohol. Or, at least, don’t abuse it. If someone does have an alcohol problem, they can get alcohol addiction help through an alcohol rehab program. But prevention is far easier than the cure: Once a person gets to the more…

Prepare Your Kids Early – Prevent the Need for Addiction Help

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Young People

If you’re worried about making sure your kids don’t turn into alcoholics, the best thing to do is start taking precautions against that when they’re very young. If you don’t do that, they could wind up in need of addiction help quite soon, and if they don’t get it, they could be fighting alcoholism all more…

Alcoholics Deny They Have a Problem So Don't Get Addiction Help

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Intervention

It’s hard for someone who doesn’t have an alcohol problem to figure out why some who obviously does have a problem won’t even admit they need addiction help – let alone actually get it. But surprisingly enough, that is very, very common. In fact, statistics show that less that 8% of alcoholics actually believe they more…

Alcoholics Deny They Have a Problem So Don’t Get Addiction Help

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Intervention

It’s hard for someone who doesn’t have an alcohol problem to figure out why some who obviously does have a problem won’t even admit they need addiction help – let alone actually get it. But surprisingly enough, that is very, very common. In fact, statistics show that less that 8% of alcoholics actually believe they more…

One More Deadly Reason to Quit Drinking

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol

A new study found that just one drink a day, of any kind of alcohol, can increase a woman’s risk of pancreatic cancer by 13%. Imagine what drinking more than that could do. Pancreatic cancer, by the way, is one of the worst. By the time someone goes to the doctor with symptoms it’s usually more…

Vodka & Swimming – Not a Good Mix

Posted under Alcohol

I came across a headline today that I thought must have been a joke. When I read further into the article, I realized that it’s not, and am absolutely shocked! Russia is experiencing a heatwave and vodka-swigging, drunken people are trying to swim to cool off, and drowning. I actually was in such disbelief that more…

Let's Lead by Example

Posted under Alcohol

Now that the summer is upon us, it’s time for parties and vacations. Often times, at the bbq or family reunion, there will be alcoholic beverages present. And frequently there will be that family member who drinks a few too many of those beverages. Or, perhaps you are the one who’s tipping the bottle a more…

Southern California Teacher Needs Alcohol Addiction Help

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, California

So the latest news in the drug and alcohol addiction world, that caught my eye, was about a female middle school teacher in Southern California who was arrested for “drunk teaching”. This woman was actually attempting to teach a classroom full of 7th grade students while she was intoxicated. This story hit close to home more…

Signs Of Alcoholism: Get Addiction Help

Posted under Addiction Help, GHB

Have you ever thought about whether you could be an “alcoholic”? Like when you hear about people who drive drunk or the neighbor down the street who had a few too many at the BBQ last weekend… Has it ever made you question your own habits with regard to alcohol consumption? There are a several more…

Addiction Vs. Dependence, are they the same?

Posted under Addiction Help, Ritalin, Stimulants

Without going into a lot of details, the short answer is probably no, and unfortunately the line between the two is pretty grey, but there is a definitely more to it… A drug “addiction” is generally defined as compulsive, drug-seeking behavior which is due to physical and/or mental dependency on a drug, despite knowingly causing more…

Addiction Help Can Find and Resolve Hidden Problems

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol

I read an interesting interview with William C. Moyers, son of TV (and other venues) journalist Bill Moyers). William, who has long since recovered thanks to a lot of addiction help, had a serious problem with cocaine in the past. His interviewer asked the question “If you think you might be drinking too much, does more…

Young Adults Who Think Drinking’s Fun Might Need Addiction Help

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol

A study recently done in the UK – interviews with young adults about drinking – found that young people consider planned drinking, including getting drunk, to be a fun leisure activity – the way people who don’t drink would plan a vacation or a night out to dinner and the movies. Interestingly enough, Professor Christina Griffin more…

Self-Help Groups May Work Better After Residential Alcohol or Drug Treatment

Posted under Addiction Help, Treatment

According to a new study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), about 5 million people in the U.S. are currently attending alcohol and drug addiction self-help groups like Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and so on. About 45% of the participants said they had been clean for the month prior to the study, and about more…

Alcoholics Lie to Their Doctors and Themselves

Posted under Addiction Help, Intervention

Surveys conducted by substance abuse agencies generally show that of the 20 million or so people who need addiction help for alcohol, about 90% don’t get it because they don’t consider they have a problem. But a new survey in England, which has much the same alcohol and drug problem as we have here in more…

Alcohol Addiction, Abuse, or Any At All, Shrinks the Brain

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Treatment

A new study shows that alcohol shrinks the brain. Millions of people need drug and alcohol addiction help, and we’re spending millions finding out this useless information. Why do we need it? We already know that just one drink can impair abstract thinking for a month, we already know it causes a gradual deterioration of more…

Addiction Help for Alcohol Abuse and Dependence – How Can You Prevent It?

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol

“The definition of alcohol abuse is when the use of alcohol is interfering in a persons life, the definition of alcohol dependency is a more severe form of the problem, with the consumption of alcohol a central preoccupation in the afflicted person’s life’, says Dr. Michael Levy, a columnist in The Eagle-Tribune. There are 24 more…

Drug Rehab – Yes, it costs money, but not as much as drug addiction

Posted under Drug Addiction, Drug Detox, Drug Rehab

A recent article in the Novus Medical Detox newsletter addressed the issue of being able to afford the cost of getting yourself or someone you love through drug detox and a successful drug rehab program. With so many lives in ruin because of alcohol or drug addiction and dependency, the obvious question is ‘can I more…