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2 Who am I? Self-concept in drug and alcohol recovery

Who am I? Self-concept in drug and alcohol recovery

April 1st, 2011

Addiction is a people problem. In drug and alcohol recovery, we need to start by treating the person behind the disease. Here we address one of the roots of addiction: self-concept.

1 The victim mentality in addiction treatment

The victim mentality in addiction treatment

March 31st, 2011

Getting out of the victim mentality is an important part of recovery from past trauma. But how can you learn to accept the past and move forward in life without using drugs or alcohol if you are the victim of trauma? More on victim mentality in addiction treatment here.

26 Top 10 effective ways to reduce teenage drug and alcohol abuse

Top 10 effective ways to reduce teenage drug and alcohol abuse

March 29th, 2011

The most effective way to reduce teenage drug and alcohol abuse is to promote a child's mental health. Designed for parents, this quick guide identifies effective ways to reduce teenage drug and alcohol abuse with a summary of recommendations from government experts.

Financial freedom tips for the alcoholic or addict in recovery

Financial freedom tips for the alcoholic or addict in recovery

March 28th, 2011

Does money cause you worry, anxiety and fear? Learn how to have financial freedom in recovery by making financial amends. More on financial freedom for the addict here.

14 Why do drug addicts seek snake bites to get high?

Why do drug addicts seek snake bites to get high?

March 26th, 2011

A case study published in March 2011 of two addicts in India has uncovered a new way that addicts can get high: snakebites. But why do people subject themselves to a potentially deadly amount of venom? And what type of person would resort to this extreme? More on snake bites and addiction here.

91 Top 10 signs of slot machine addiction

Top 10 signs of slot machine addiction

March 24th, 2011

Slot machine addiction has been described as the crack cocaine of gambling. Learn to identify the Top 10 signs of slot machine addiction here, and learn how the gaming industry has set up slot machines to keep you playing. That...and more on signs of slot machine addiction here.

2 How medical professionals should treat drug addicts and alcoholics

How medical professionals should treat drug addicts and alcoholics

March 22nd, 2011

Addiction is not a crime. On the contrary, drug and alcohol addiction are treatable illnesses. Here we present guidelines for how medical staff can work with and treat addicts. A must read for all medical professionals treating addicts.

8 Opiate substitution medications: 3 reasons governments should legalize them

Opiate substitution medications: 3 reasons governments should legalize them

March 21st, 2011

Governments that ban opiate substitution therapies often do not understand their uses and applications. Here we present three (3) reasons for the legalization of opiate substitution medications such as methadone and buprenorphine.

66 How to find an AA sponsor (10 tips)

How to find an AA sponsor (10 tips)

March 19th, 2011

Finding a sponsor is one of the most important steps on the road to recovery. 10 tips on how to find an AA sponsor, plus finding the right sponsor for you and ideas maybe you didn't think of yet.

91 Is AA a cult?

Is AA a cult?

March 18th, 2011

In some ways, AA shares characteristics with cults. In other ways, AA may seem like a religion. But where does Alcoholics Anonymous fall within the sociological practice of its beliefs? Is AA truly a cult?

2 5 signs of nursing burnout

5 signs of nursing burnout

March 16th, 2011

Burnout can trigger addiction. Even more, job burnout can keep medical staff from both personal satisfaction and performance. Learn to recognize burnout in nursing here and get ideas for getting back on your feet.

5Can women become gambling addicts?

Can women become gambling addicts?

March 30th, 2011

Yes, women can become gambling addicts. But men and women are different. They gamble differently and recover differently. Learn how here.

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AA alternatives to 12 steps

March 23rd, 2011

Not everyone is interested in the spiritual dimension of the 12 steps and AA. Get answers from a psychotherapist about AA alternatives that have empirical support and are known to work for drug addiction and alcohol treatment here.

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2Admitting drinking to an AA sponsor

Admitting drinking to an AA sponsor

March 20th, 2011

Fear, anger, and shame are all a part of the cycle of addiction. But you are not alone. Should you admit a drinking episode to a sponsor? What can you expect? More on admitting drinking to an AA sponsor here.

6Street names for over the counter drugs

Street names for over the counter drugs

March 17th, 2011

People use over the counter (OTC) drugs to either get high or to manufacture illegal and illicit drugs (methamphetamine). So what are these medications called on the streets? Learn the top street names for over the counter drugs here.

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