Archive for January, 2017

ALCOHOL POISONING

ALCOHOL POISONING

Alcohol poisoning is not often talked about in the context of rehab or treatment for alcoholism and drug abuse, but is a hugely important part of the recovery process. The issue behind alcohol poisoning is twofold. Firstly is the reality of where someone who has been drinking alcohol for a long time has got to, […]

Alcoholism Detox

Alcoholism Detox

An alcoholism detox is  possibly going to be needed in the event of anyone who is an active alcoholic, or even someone who has been drinking heavily for a long period of time but would  not technically be considered an alcoholic. Sometimes there is much debate between what is alcoholism and heavy drinking, but in […]

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Alcoholism Treatment Center

An alcoholism or treatment center normally refers to a rehab, a residential rehab, where someone who has a problem with alcohol and, either considers themselves, or is considered by other people as an alcoholic, can go to get help and treatment. The terms treatment center and rehab are pretty much interchangeable, although the extent of […]

What is a Rehab Dual Diagnosis

What is a Rehab Dual Diagnosis

Anyone entering a rehab or a treatment center is likely to come across the term dual diagnosis, as well as a lot of other jargon or terms that are fairly unique or specific to the whole world of 12-step recovery. Perhaps the term jargon is a bit unfair, but there are certainly a wide range […]

NEED FOR TREATMENT

NEED FOR TREATMENT

‘A recovered alcoholic says drug addicts are falling through the cracks in Ballarat with a dire lack of rehabilitation facilities to treat their complex needs. Russell Firth, 72, has been sober for 42 years after beginning a 12-step recovery program at the age of 30. He is pushing for a detox unit so people seeking treatment […]

Party's over for Alice Cooper

Party’s over for Alice Cooper

‘Non-stop partying. Alcohol. Drugs. Pressure. Legendary rock star Alice Cooper says the music industry is rife with stress that can trigger mental health issues, and he’s speaking out in hopes of encouraging others to join the conversation. In an interview in Nashville, Tenn., Cooper spoke with CTV News about why he thinks it’s important to […]

Healing the Loss of Addiction

Healing the Loss of Addiction

DARTMOUTH – St. Peter’s Episcopal Church held the first service of its kind Sunday to remember and honor lives of loved ones lost to alcoholism and drug overdoses. “It’s so great to see so many of you here today and coming together as a community,” said Rev. Scott Ciosek as he began his sermon. In […]

Ketamin and Alcoholism

Ketamin and Alcoholism

Usually, when people take the animal tranquilizer ketamine—also known simply as “k” or “special K”—it’s to dissociate from their own bodies and vanish down the “K-hole,” which can include dissociative feelings of euphoria and serious short-term memory loss (… or so we hear). Used in veterinary hospitals and as a street drug, ketamine blocks a brain reception called NMDA, which […]

ALCOHOL DETOX

ALCOHOL DETOX

An alcohol detox is perhaps one of the most important elements of recovery from alcoholism, that is generally either not given the amount of attention it should be, or is otherwise completely ignored. There is a bit of a myth among some people that simply stopping drinking does not present any dangers of itself, and […]

ALCOHOLISM and LIVER CIRRHOSIS

ALCOHOLISM and LIVER CIRRHOSIS

Hospitalized patients who have alcohol problems had a significantly greater risk for developing alcoholic liver cirrhosis compared with the general population, according to the results of a Danish nationwide, registry-based, prospective cohort study. “We studied the 15-year risk for alcoholic liver cirrhosis in hospital patients with obvious alcohol problems (a diagnosis of alcohol intoxication, harmful […]

Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine Addiction

Anyone who is looking for help for someone with a cocaine addiction, either for themselves or for someone they know is likely to investigate the process of residential treatment in a rehab, given that this is a fairly standard route for drug addiction recovery. People are quite often confused by the process of treatment, and […]

How do you help an Alcoholic

How do you help an Alcoholic

I am his conscience. He has confided in me about serious health issues, yet he seems reluctant to go forward and deal with it. The fear in him is huge; the can of worms it will release doesn’t bode well. I knew from day one it wouldn’t be easy to be with him. But the […]

Rehab and Treatment

Rehab and Treatment

There tends to be a belief that anyone who needs a type of treatment for alcoholism or any other type of addiction needs to enter a residential rehab in order to get better and get the help they need to either stop drinking or using the substance that is causing them so much grief. It […]

REHAB and 12 STEP WORK

REHAB and 12 STEP WORK

Anyone who enters a rehab is unlikely to very quickly become familiar with the term 12-step work, and the idea of concept of a 12 step program as practice and experienced by members of Alcoholics Anonymous and other tall step organisations. The phrase 12 step work has a slightly different meaning in organisations such as […]

DETOX HOLISTIC

DETOX HOLISTIC

A detox which is holistic is a very different process from a detox which is a medical detox, and a holistic detox should be examined thoroughly to see if it really is of any value or not. A detox is normally thought of as a medical process, whereby anyone who has had a problem with […]