Are some people more likely to become addicts than others? Can you predict addiction based on personality traits? More on the addictive personality here.
Are addicts and alcoholics ever cured of addiction? And is working the 12 steps of AA something you have to do for the rest of your life? More from Rabbi Taub on why working a 12 step program is important to recovery here.
Prayer works when you are more interested in Who you're talking to than what He's going to do for you. More on how prayer works from Rabbi Shais Taub here.
For people in need of urgent help with drug or alcohol problems, we offer the top 10 telephone hotlines.
What 3 things to you need to have to overcome any addiction? Willingness. Honesty. Courage. Get prepared here.
"The God Factor" is offered to everyone in addiction recovery, but it is not chosen by everyone. You must make up your own mind whether or not the spiritual part of recovery is for you. More here on how faith in God can help heal the greatest pains that addiction helps cover up.
The nature of addiction is ambivalence. But as therapists, we want to avoid resistance to "change" in our clients. Written for psychologists in clinical practice treating potential addiction, we present three(s) ways to identify motivation, change, and tailored treatment for drug and alcohol abuse clients here.
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.
People addicted to video games often show little motivation for making behavioral changes. So what are the alternatives for effective video game addiction treatment?
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.
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.