Archive for February, 2015

Risk of Doctors increasing Opiod Addiction Problem

Risk of Doctors increasing Opiod Addiction Problem

Policymakers need to look beyond just the recreational abuse of opioids in their efforts to reduce overdose deaths, and focus more on the problem of doctors who are overprescribing opioids as painkillers, said researchers at Brandeis University, the University of North Florida, and Johns Hopkins University. For more, click here John Hopkins University

What is an Alcoholic?

What is an Alcoholic?

Anyone who browses through discussion forums or discussion groups online will inevitably come across one of the most frequently asked questions people have. People will either post a specific thread entitled am an alcoholic ? or the question will come up in the course of a more generalised debate. When people raise the question and […]

Portage County Drug /Alcohol Intervention

Portage County Drug /Alcohol Intervention

Portage County is developing new community efforts to increase screening, intervention and treatment for youth affected by drug and alcohol addiction. The county received a grant in 2014 for $120,909 from the state’s Department of Health Services to develop programs for juveniles affected by alcohol and other drug abuse, or AODA. Although the county had […]

What is Treatment?

What is Treatment?

When people talk about treatment, they are invariably referring to a treatment center, most commonly known as a rehab, where people can go to get help if they have a problem with alcoholism or addiction to other substances or behaviours. Having said that, the term treatment can cover a wide range of options that can […]

Feb 19 Burnsville Minnesota

Feb 19 Burnsville Minnesota

Residents are invited to a drug and alcohol prevention program sponsored by the Burnsville Police Department, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 and Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge. The free event will feature teens sharing their personal stories of addiction and recovery — and how they kept the substance abuse hidden from their parents. For more info, […]

How to change attitudes

How to change attitudes

Altered Attitudes is one of the many sayings that are used in meetings and in rehabs that is adapted from the letters of Alcoholics Anonymous into another word or phrase. AA meetings and the recovery process generally are full of sayings and phrases that for some people are quite catchy, and for other people can […]

High school addiction fundraiser

High school addiction fundraiser

Interesting story about a high school in Indiana hosting a fundraiser for teens who have addiction problems. Very inspirational Fox 59

Changing the things I can

Changing the things I can

Many people will be familiar with the wording of the Serenity Prayer, often heard at meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-step fellowships, and often use das almost a type of mantra by many people in recovery. Indeed many people say that the wording of the serenity prayer in effect sums up many of the […]

What is Alcohol Withdrawal?

What is Alcohol Withdrawal?

The term alcohol withdrawal is a name given to the process that used to be referred to as the DT’s, which some people will have heard described in some detail as people’s experiences of what they thought they saw and felt when they began to stop drinking or taper of alcohol. DT’s are one way […]

What is Rehabilitation?

What is Rehabilitation?

The name rehab is obviously short for rehabilitation, but it is not always fully understood what the process of rehabilitation is, or what the similarities or differences are between a rehab and what is commonly understood as the process of rehabilitation in a medical or clinical sense. Many people will have heard the term rehabilitation […]

What is Caretaking?

What is Caretaking?

Asking the question what is care taking could almost be tagged with what is the relevance of caretaking in the context of alcoholism or other addictions. Caretaking can often be seen in the same context as taking care of people, a healthy thing to be aware of someone else’s needs and helping them take care […]

How easy is it to Change?

How easy is it to Change?

One might easily ask change what, but anyone who has been to any AA meeting or has been through rehab will be well aware that people talk about change consistently, and present change as being perhaps the most important issue that anyone wanting to recover from alcoholism or any other addiction needs to address. To […]