Why do people start using alcohol or drugs? How can you help an addict quit?January 12th, 2017 1
What do people call cocaine? From the suburban bathrooms to the urban nightclubs, we reveal over 100+ cocaine slang words here. Thanks to the Office of National Drug Control Policy's database, this comprehensive list of slang words for cocaine can be used by schools, parents, social workers or addiction professionals. Click here to read or add to Addiction Blog's list of cocaine slang.
When teens start taking drugs, parents step in. But what can you do if you caught your teen drinking or using drugs? This mother of two tells more about teen drug addiction from her personal experiences. We invite parents to talk more about drug addiction, teens, parents and responsibility here.
Narcotic pain meds like dolophine, methadone, methadose, and phy are prescribed during opiate addiction treatment. But does methadone encourage or reduce illicit drug use? Dr. Burson reviews the facts and research about the benefits of dolophine and methadone in the treatment of opioid abuse here.
Expressive art therapy can be a gift to addicts and alcoholics in recovery. We talk to Parker Lanier, an artist in recovery, about his work, the creative and expressive process. Learn HOW YOU CAN use expressive art therapy in a personal addiction recovery program here.
Should methadone clinics support lower doses of methadone for patients being treated for opiate addiction? Or is methadone 60mg the analgesic dose needed to treat opioid abuse? Dr. Burson lets us know taking less than methadone 60mg can sabotage opiate and heroin addiction treatment
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.