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13 AA alternatives to 12 steps

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.

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.

4 Admitting 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.

67 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?

6 Street 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.

8 Pain pill addiction: Top 10 signs and symptoms

Pain pill addiction: Top 10 signs and symptoms

March 15th, 2011

Some people, even doctors, confuse prescription drug dependency with addiction. Dr. Burson describes pain pill addiction signs and symptoms here. Plus, 10 questions to ask yourself about pain pill use (and possible addiction) here.

22 How to establish respect in relationships after drug or alcohol addiction

How to establish respect in relationships after drug or alcohol addiction

March 14th, 2011

How do you establish respect in relationships after active addiction has ceased? Three (3) steps to getting your relationship back on track here.

16 Where to find help for a gambling problem

Where to find help for a gambling problem

March 12th, 2011

Don't know where to find help for a gambling problem? Three places you can get gambling help here.

10 Binge drinking and the effects of alcoholism on the family

Binge drinking and the effects of alcoholism on the family

March 11th, 2011

The effects of alcoholism on the family can seem obvious. So what should you do if you are the spouse or child of a binge drinker? More here.

4 Dealing with grief to prevent drug abuse and misuse

Dealing with grief to prevent drug abuse and misuse

March 9th, 2011

No matter your age, the death of a loved one can trigger intense emotions of loss and grief. Grief and loss can even trigger drug abuse and misuse. Learn why dealing with grief is important and evaluate 5 coping skills for grief here.

8Opiate 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.

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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.

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3How to overcome codependency in relationships

How to overcome codependency in relationships

March 13th, 2011

Learn how to overcome codependency in relationships by shifting your spiritual basis of understanding. Rabbi Taub teaches us the basics of recovery from codependency in this short excerpt from his book, "God of Our Understanding".

1Co-occurring disorders and compulsive gambling

Co-occurring disorders and compulsive gambling

March 10th, 2011

We hear from a nationally certified gambling counselor about why problem gamblers need to treat underlying mental health conditions AT THE SAME TIME as treating gambling problems. More on what causes co-occuring disorders and how to assess co-occuring disorders with compulsive gambling addiction here.

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