You make promises to yourself about drinking ... and then you break them. You start drinking earlier than you wanted, drink more than you intended, and continue this pattern for days. So do you have a drinking problem, or not? More here.
Here we outline the Top 3 places to find PTSD support: either in major cities, online or by starting your own PTSD support group. Learn more about PTSD support groups here.
Personal narratives are the backbone of 12 step programs. But can a book about addiction stories actually help other addicts and those they love? Yes. More on Mary Addenbrooke's book of addiction case studies (and their helpfulness) here.
The twelve steps of AA are easy to understand. Rabbi Taub breaks them down in six words, and answers the question, "What do the twelve steps of AA mean?" here.
Self help books might sound cliche. But as we talk with Todd Vogel, the author of "Very Simple Guides", we learn that simplicity is often the most helpful way for us to understand basic concepts in recovery. A perfect self help gift for a friend in recovery or for yourself. More about the best self help books on the market here.
Addictions can result from the immense pressure of symptoms from PTSD. A review of post traumatic stress and how it impacts us. Plus, Dr. Steve offers guidance from the Bible on how to heal from PTSD here.
The average American youth reports playing 13.2 hours of video games per week. Is this too much? We review the basic facts of teen video game play and pose the question here: "Are teens playing too many video games?"
What can you do as a parent to address adolescent chemical dependency? Three ideas for parents of teens with drug problems here.
Denial is a powerful force that helps us protect ourselves. When is it OK to address this defense mechanism in others as related to drinking and alcohol abuse? Suggestions that can help you answer the question, "Should I tell an alcoholic they are in denial?" here.
Yes, Vicodin shows up on drug tests. However, detection periods range according to many different variables including the type of Vicodin test and the length of time you've been using the drug. Learn more about Vicodin drug testing and how Vicodin shows up on drug tests here.
How often are drug addicts and alcoholics dually diagnosed with Multiple Personality Disorder?