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Struggling with addictions: BOOK REVIEW

Struggling with addictions: BOOK REVIEW

August 12th, 2014

Is it possible for an addict to hit bottom but rise up again and take control of life? Are treatment programs enough to help addict along their way of recovery? We review a book that may be able to help answer these questions (and help you relate to a great story) here.

How to cope with addiction: 5 steps for surviving a lifequake

How to cope with addiction: 5 steps for surviving a lifequake

August 1st, 2014

How can you survive and thrive in addiction recovery? Here, you’ll find 5 principles to encourage you to reach out and get help, from Dr. Howard Samuels.

Hiding an addiction: 3 questions to ask yourself

Hiding an addiction: 3 questions to ask yourself

July 25th, 2014

Are you or a loved one hiding an addiction? How do you know if there’s even a problem with drugs or alcohol? A quick away to assess drug or alcohol problems in your family here.

Families of addicts: Seeing addiction from the other side

Families of addicts: Seeing addiction from the other side

July 23rd, 2014

Like addicts, families of addicts can face their own set of symptoms due to the cycle of the disease. But there is hope! Learn where to find help for families of addicts here.

2 Empathy and substance abuse counseling

Empathy and substance abuse counseling

June 26th, 2014

Empathy in substance abuse counseling is well documented. But how can you use empathy in the context of varying viewpoints? Licensed clinical social worker and drug/alcohol counselor Kenneth Pecoraro elucidates here.

Dealing with multiple addictions: Detour BOOK REVIEW

Dealing with multiple addictions: Detour BOOK REVIEW

February 26th, 2014

If you need help with multiple addictions, I highly recommend this practical first person account of how one woman has coped with addiction. If you enjoy education through storytelling, this is the book for you! More inside.

Family dynamics of addiction

Family dynamics of addiction

December 18th, 2010

Addiction does not arise in isolation. But how can you apply family focused treatment to addiction? Learn how therapists use family dynamics and GENOGRAM diagrams to help addicts break the addiction cycle.

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.

Principles of drug addiction treatment

Principles of drug addiction treatment

November 24th, 2010

Today’s drug addiction treatment can be summarized in two main principles: stabilization and education. We talk to Dr. David Sack, a psychiatrist and the CEO of Promises Treatment in Malibu, CA who offers us a look at the role of addiction treatment centers and the two main principles of drug addiction treatment.

5 Former heroin addict describes free drug rehab centers

Former heroin addict describes free drug rehab centers

November 19th, 2010

Former heroin addict, Richie Farrell, paints a picture of free drug rehab in his book “What’s Left of Us”. Intelligent, acute, and witty, the book is a keeper. As a true blue former heroin addict, Richie lets us in on the struggles, dangers, and pain of beating heroin addiction and emerging with what’s left.

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