Category: Addiction

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How to Treat Addiction

Many people use the word addiction almost quite loosly in a way to refer to people’s liking or obsession for virtually any substance, activity or behaviour. In normal everyday life the term addiction is often used jokingly, saying that someone is addicted to x, y or z, and it’s not really that much of a […]

What is a dual diagnosis?

What is a dual diagnosis?

Dual diagnosis is a term that specifically refers to people who would consider themselves both alcoholics and drug addicts, or people who have had problems with both alcohol and drugs. The term arose mainly in rehabs and treatment centers, and it is important to understand this context. Initially treatment centers and rehabs treated people who […]

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What is Chemical Dependency ?

Chemical dependency is a term that has come to be used with reference to almost any type of substance abuse or addiction to alcohol/drugs etc. The original sense of addiction in the context of a 12-step recovery was an addiction to alcohol, normally referred to as alcoholism. As an understanding that alcoholism was an illness […]

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 moreĀ  addictions, either to alcohol, drugs, gambling, food or a combination thereof. Inevitably, a rehabĀ  or […]

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 […]

ADDICTION and RECOVERY

ADDICTION and RECOVERY

Whilst many people use the word addiction in a very general sense to cover a lot of normal day life activities, in the context of 12 step recovery it has a very definite and specific place. The 12 step recovery movement began with Alcoholics Anonymous, and over time grew to include huge numbers of people […]

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 […]

REHAB ADDICTION

REHAB ADDICTION

Anyone entering a rehab is likely to do so because there is a recognition at some level of a problem or addiction with alcohol or drugs or some other type of substance. It is quite possible that this addiction or alcoholism has been recognised by someone other than the person who has got the problem […]

Addiction

Addiction

The term addiction has become almost synonymous with a rehab, and the sense that if anyone has an addiction to anything they should be put into a rehab and have the addiction dealt with. The whole world of addiction and addiction recovery is quite a complex one, but needs to be addressed quite carefully in […]

Rehab Addict

Rehab Addict

Rehab addict is a term that can have two very specific but very different meanings. The most normal and traditional meaning is that it is a term that has applied to an individual who enters a rehab because they have an addiction to alcohol or drugs or some other type of compulsive behaviour such as […]

Recovering Addict

Recovering Addict

Recovering addict or recovering alcoholic is a term that is often used by people either in rehab or when they are attending a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous . It generally tends to mean that they consider themselves to be an addict or an alcoholic who is in recovery from the illness or […]

Addiction Recovery

Addiction Recovery

Addiction recovery is a term given to the process of recovering from alcohol addiction or alcoholism, drug addiction, gambling addiction and a variety of other serious addictive or compulsive behaviours that are seen as either life-threatening or likely to cause significant damage to an individual or family. The notion of addiction recovery is a broadening […]

What is Addiction Recovery?

What is Addiction Recovery?

Addiction recovery is a term that normally refers to the type of addiction treatment programs offered in a rehab a treatment center that are designed to help people who are either alcoholics or have an addiction to various types of drugs or other substances. Addiction recovery can also refer to people who use 12-step organisations […]

What is addiction treatment?

What is addiction treatment?

Addiction treatment normally refers to the variety of addiction treatment programs that are available and used in a rehab or a treatment center to help individuals who are alcoholics or maybe addicted to drugs or other substances. Over time the term addiction treatment has also been used and has come to be viewed as a […]

What is addiction ?

What is addiction ?

The nature and range of addiction has been around pretty much for as long as humankind itself in various ways, but has probably become much more of a buzzword and a concept for a wide range of destructive behaviours and levels of self-destruction in the last maybe 20 or 30 years. When alcoholism was beginning […]

What is addiction ?

What is addiction ?

The notion of addiction has been around for a long time, and the word has been used more in a slang sense in a clinical one for hundreds of years. By slang, the meaning of addiction is treated as more of a factual sense than a problem or illness or disease. Many people know that […]