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5 The drug methadone and its benefits

The drug methadone and its benefits

December 3rd, 2010

The drug methadone is surrounded by political and ethical debate. But researchers have been looking at methadone since 1966. And there are more studies on the drug methadone than most other prescription medications. Dr. Burson outlines the benefits of methadone clearly here.

Top 10 Jewish sayings about addiction recovery

Top 10 Jewish sayings about addiction recovery

December 2nd, 2010

Taken from the book, “God of Our Understanding”, these Jewish sayings help bring light to the disease and condition of addiction. Little snippets of Jewish wisdom compiled by Rabbi Shais Taub.

2 Problems in late stage alcoholism treatment: Part 3

Problems in late stage alcoholism treatment: Part 3

December 2nd, 2010

Through personal life experience, guest writer Clark Jones explains how the legal and medical systems work against late stage alcoholics. He talks about problems in the treatment model for late stage alcoholism, and the need for long term treatment in order for proper recovery to begin. Share your ideas about late stage alcoholism treatment alternatives here.

1 Problems in late stage alcoholism treatment: Part 2

Problems in late stage alcoholism treatment: Part 2

December 1st, 2010

We hear from Clark Jones in part two of a three part series on late stage alcoholism treatment. Here, Clark talks about his personal experiences as a late stage alcoholic and questions punitive treatment models. He looks into the ethics of private and public treatment centers for late stage alcoholics, and explores problems in the system that could have caused the death of his friend, Janet. More on late stage alcoholism here.

2 Problems in late stage alcoholism treatment: Part 1

Problems in late stage alcoholism treatment: Part 1

November 30th, 2010

Guest writer, Clark Jones, asks questions here about late stage alcoholism treatment. Taken from his own anecdotal experience in late stage treatment for alcoholism in the state of Wyoming, he questions treatment practices outcomes for both private and public treatment centers. Read more about the special considerations for late stage alcoholism here.

638 Parent of drug addict help: Top 10 truths to help parents

Parent of drug addict help: Top 10 truths to help parents

November 30th, 2010

My son’s addiction started in high school, with what at the time I considered to be “normal” experimentation with alcohol and marijuana. I never expected then that his alcohol and drug use would escalate into full blown addiction and that it would progress over the years all the way to intravenous drug use, near death, and a prison conviction. I have learned so much along this journey of my son’s addiction and recovery. From that I have compiled a list of truths to share with others who may find themselves seeking answers and help.

3 Addiction and art

Addiction and art

November 29th, 2010

This book claims to be created for scientists in order to put a “human face” on addiction. It works. Learn why you should buy “Addiction and Art”…and how it is more than just a coffee table book.

20 What does a heroin addict look like?

What does a heroin addict look like?

November 28th, 2010

What does a heroin addict look like? Get the grim truth from a former heroin addict himself as Richie describes his former heroin addiction. Taken from his book “What’s Left of Us”, learn what a heroin addict looks like… a real look at the streets.

Jewish beliefs about God: recovery from addiction for Jews

Jewish beliefs about God: recovery from addiction for Jews

November 27th, 2010

A few passages from the new book “God of Our Understanding: Jewish Spirituality and Recovery from Addiction”…and thoughts about how to apply Jewish beliefs about God to addiction and alcohol recovery. Rabbi Taub clarifies Jewish beliefs about God here.

2 New drug addiction treatment ideas: iPhone apps

New drug addiction treatment ideas: iPhone apps

November 25th, 2010

New drug addiction treatment tools are being developed at a quick pace. But can technology help addicts stay clean? We review a new drug addiction treatment idea here…using your iPhone to help your recovery.

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