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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

80 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.

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.

3 How 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".

16Why 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.

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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.

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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.

22How 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.

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