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3 The stigma of addiction: cigarettes and lung cancer

The stigma of addiction: cigarettes and lung cancer

December 11th, 2008

It seems that prevailing attitudes towards addicts are still fairly personal and judgmental. Results from a Lung Cancer Stigma Survey published in November 2008 indicate that fifty-nine (59) percent of the general population surveyed said they agreed that lung cancer patients are at least partly to blame for their diagnosis. What stigmas do you carry with you?

4 Are HIV positive addicts and alcoholics treated equally?

Are HIV positive addicts and alcoholics treated equally?

December 1st, 2008

In honor of World AIDS Day 2008, we explore the ethical issues surrounding addiction treatment of patients diagnosed with HIV. Are these patients subject to discrimination? How possible is it really to treat ALL addicts equally? We explore if and how clinicians limit contact with HIV+ substance abusers and what we can do about it.

6 Can acupuncture, acupressure or Chinese medicine cure addiction?

Can acupuncture, acupressure or Chinese medicine cure addiction?

November 19th, 2008

Acupressure and acupuncture has been used by Chinese medical practitioners for thousands of years to treat illness and disease. The idea is that gentle stimulation and pressure applied to specific parts of the body can correct imbalances in the internal biofield. Can this therapy work to cure people of addiction?

15 Drug addiction treatment - Acupressure

Drug addiction treatment – Acupressure

November 19th, 2008

Acupressure and acupuncture are treatment alternatives that can help relieve symptoms of alcoholism and addiction. The system was created to bring energy to specific points in the body, and then to remove subtle blockages of energy. Try it out for yourself with this simple set of instructions and diagrams.

5 Addicted to Obama : is idealism good or bad for addicts?

Addicted to Obama : is idealism good or bad for addicts?

November 7th, 2008

Carl Jung was quoted saying, “Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.” How can alcoholics and drug addicts view ideals in the context of recovery? The Big Book of A.A. has an answer.

1 Top 10 church signs to support addiction recovery

Top 10 church signs to support addiction recovery

October 14th, 2008

Can you see and appreciate the frequent irony of messages on church signs? Take a look at these handful of messages that can also be applied to recovery. If we just open our eyes, the messages are all around us!

1 Positive affirmations of grace in recovery

Positive affirmations of grace in recovery

July 1st, 2008

“There but for the grace of God go I.”

Should we rely on the grace of God or our own works in order to grow closer to a Higher Power? Maybe shifting the paradigm of our old beliefs is a good start. Affirm the goodness of life!

2 Why the spirit?

Why the spirit?

June 29th, 2008

Simply, because we can’t do recovery from any addiction alone. This section explores our soul natures and the infinite expressions of our relationship with the divine. Often the most difficult to grasp, we’ll look into the void and feels what’s out there.

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