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3 Why do I drink, drug, or have addictive behavior?

Why do I drink, drug, or have addictive behavior?

April 8th, 2011

Wondering what lies behind your compulsive behavior? Learn about the personality disorders which drive us to drink, drug and behave compulsively. "Why do I drink, drug, or have addictive behavior?" Find out here.

52 Is random drug testing for chronic pain patients a good idea?

Is random drug testing for chronic pain patients a good idea?

April 7th, 2011

Some U.S. states may start to require that patients being treated for chronic pain be randomly tested for the presence of opioids. But will this practice reduce prescription drug misuse, addiction, and overdose? Or will required testing for opioids benefits patients? Dr. Burson comments here on random drug testing for opioids here.

14 Is vicodin withdrawal as bad as suboxone withdrawal?

Is vicodin withdrawal as bad as suboxone withdrawal?

April 5th, 2011

Dr. Burson answers medical questions about vicodin withdrawal here. Info includes the relationship between endorphins and opioids, when you start feeling better and alternatives to methadone maintenance programs. A brief comparison between vicodin withdrawal and suboxone withdrawal here.

9 The stigma of drug abuse among nurses

The stigma of drug abuse among nurses

April 3rd, 2011

The disease of addiction still carries stigma. And there is often added stigma for nurse addicts. We offer reasons that society judges medical staff who are substance users and abusers...and suggestions for how to decrease the stigma of drug abuse among nurses here.

4 Drug and alcohol recovery issues: How ready are you to stop?

Drug and alcohol recovery issues: How ready are you to stop?

April 2nd, 2011

You are here because you or someone you are close to is addicted to a drug or alcohol. But are you ready to stop? And how can you assess possible success in recovery? Learn some simple truths about addiction recovery, plus five (5) questions to assess drug and alcohol recovery issues here.

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.

5 Can 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.

31 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.

16 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.

101 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.

1Art shows and addiction

Art shows and addiction

April 6th, 2011

With art as a method of addressing addiction, everyone can understand the message of recovery. Young, old, rich, poor. Learn some key lessons in setting up addiction art exhibitions and how art shows can help advance the cause of addiction educators.

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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.

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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.

13AA 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.

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