Archive for February, 2017

ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL ADDICTION

ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL ADDICTION

Anyone entering a rehab for a problem with alcohol, commonly referred to as alcoholism or alcohol addiction would be well advised to be aware of the potential effects of alcohol withdrawal, sometimes referred to as a detox, historically referred to as the DT’s. The effects of withdrawal from alcohol addiction or alcoholism can be severe […]

12 STEPS TREATMENT

12 STEPS TREATMENT

The 12 steps treatment program of Alcoholics Anonymous has become widely regarded as a yardstick for recovery from alcoholism, whether it be practised within the organisation of Alcoholics Anonymous, or in a rehab or treatment center. The phrase 12 steps has become widely used, and often misinterpreted in terms of what they really mean. This […]

ALCOHOLIC TREATMENT

ALCOHOLIC TREATMENT

The nature of alcoholic treatment can be detailed in certain ways, but should always be fully understood that there are a number of variables that determine whether any form of addiction treatment programs will actually work or not. Probably the most proven method of treatment for an alcoholic is effected through the  organisation Alcoholics Anonymous,  […]

RECOVERY ALCOHOLISM

RECOVERY ALCOHOLISM

Recovery from alcoholism can in some ways be as difficult to understand at the nature of alcoholism itself when someone is drinking as a full-blown alcoholic. This in part is because recovery from alcoholism for most people is not simply about stopping drinking. Stopping drinking is an essential and crucial part of the process, but […]

REHAB ADDICT TREATMENT

REHAB ADDICT TREATMENT

Anyone entering a rehab is likely to be referred to as an addict. This is in one sense a bit of a label, in another sense anyone entering a rehab is looking for help or treatment with one or more  addictions, either to alcohol, drugs, gambling, food or a combination thereof. Inevitably, a rehab  or […]

ALCOHOL ABUSE TREATMENT

ALCOHOL ABUSE TREATMENT

Alcohol abuse is a term that is often used amongst many others, such as alcohol dependency, when people are in some senses either trying to avoid using the word alcoholism,  or when people are quite significantly opposed to the idea of alcoholism being a progressive illness. In some ways, the terminology itself does not really […]

drug rehab

Substance Abuse Detox

A substance abuse detox assessment is a crucial and necessary part of any addiction treatment program that is offered by a residential or day care type rehab or treatment center. The facilities and personnel to oversee such an assessment should be a vital part of any research that is done prior to treatment being sought. […]

alcoholism

What is Binge Drinking

Binge drinking is one of those phrases that is generally used to refer to people who go off on what is also sometimes called a drinking spree, that may in reality last days weeks or even months. The meaning behind binge drinking is that whilst an individual may go off on one for a certain […]

Signs of Alcoholism Treatment

Signs of Alcoholism Treatment

When people talk about signs of alcoholism, there is quite often a sense of a hidden agenda, which is sometimes unfair but which often pervades a fear that other people may have about someone else’s drinking or their behaviour associated with drinking. Whilst many people still debate the nature of alcoholism, there is a widespread […]

EARLY REFERRAL and OPIOD ADDICTION

EARLY REFERRAL and OPIOD ADDICTION

‘When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy last year signed into law a comprehensive bill targeting opioid addiction, many touted it as one of the toughest in the nation, often pointing to the seven-day cap on opioid prescriptions and new prescription monitoring requirements as reasons why. But a lesser known aspect of the law is one that […]

REVIEW of SOBERLINK SYSTEM

REVIEW of SOBERLINK SYSTEM

‘Soberlink, the leader in mobile breath alcohol detection technology, announced today its inclusion in an expert panel consensus paper about the use of remote monitoring in the clinical treatment of alcohol use disorder. The consensus paper – written by a panel of nine alcohol use disorder treatment and research experts – was recently published in […]

SOBER LIVING for WOMEN

SOBER LIVING for WOMEN

‘A recovery home in Marquette is committed to give women suffering from drug addiction a safe place to stay. Within the past two years, Sue B’s House has officially become a successful program in helping women help themselves. “Do you know in a phoenix and mythology, how they burn and then rise from their ashes? […]

Story of a Dry Drunk .........

Story of a Dry Drunk ………

‘According to statistics, almost one in six women like me have alcohol five or more times a week – and more than half (including me) exceed their safe daily limit on at least one occasion. I’ve been observing not only my own drinking habits as well as that of my friends for many years now. Sometimes […]

Toronto Agnostics and Human Rights .........

Toronto Agnostics and Human Rights ………

‘On January 18, 2017, representatives of the Greater Toronto Area Intergroup, Knight and A.A. World Services Inc. and the General Services Board of Alcoholic Anonymous Inc. met to formally resolve Knight’s human rights claim. Lawrence Knight is ecstatic. “This is huge.  There can be no doubts for A.A. chapters around the world – a desire […]

Dating an Adult Child ...........

Dating an Adult Child ………..

You will learn to control life, but then stop and let go. Addicts have no control over their addiction. As a result, their kids will feel the urge to control their lives. Dating such a control addict is not an easy task. They will take control over your life, while also trying to control their […]