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What Staff Does a Rehab Have ?

A rehab or treatment center should employ a wide range of different health care professionals, who have extensive clinical experience in dealing with alcoholism and addiction. If the rehab is basing some of its therapeutic treatments on the twelve step progarm of Alcoholics Anonymous, then it is usually helpful if some of the staff are […]

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What is Emotional Sobriety ?

Emotional Sobriety is the title of an article written in the journal of Alcoholics Anonymous, known as the AA Grapevine, by one of its co-founders Bill W. In the article, he writes at length about the need to address many of the underlying emotional drives that fuelled his alcoholism, and implied that this was in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Different types of Alcohol Rehab

Different types of Alcohol Rehab

‘If you or a loved one has a problem with alcohol addiction, the first step is admitting the need for help and evaluating the different types of rehab options. It may seem like a small step, but it is essential to learn more about alcohol rehabilitation options. One of the biggest questions is what kind […]

SOBER LIVING

SOBER LIVING

When people talk about sober living, they are invariably talking about people who have been alcoholics or sometimes drug addicts or possibly both who have got clean and sober, and are trying to rebuild their lives both internally and externally. Living sober is a title of one of the books published by Alcoholics Anonymous that […]

ALCOHOLISM and ADDICTION

ALCOHOLISM and ADDICTION

Alcoholism and addiction often lumped together as being the same thing, with alcoholism simply being an addiction to alcohol. Anyone trying to understand the nature of alcoholism for several reason, will quickly understand that whilst an addiction to alcohol is certainly part of the nature of alcoholism, the term itself encompasses an illness that is […]

ALCOHOLISM OUTPATIENT RECOVERY

ALCOHOLISM OUTPATIENT RECOVERY

The nature of alcoholism can sometimes be debated in a theoretical sense, the most common debate being between nature and nurture. There is a place for this debate, but for the majority of people are causing is best understood either by those who have it, those who are in recovery from it and those who […]

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 […]