Wednesday June 28th 2017

Trusted Helpline
Help Available 24/7
1-888-882-1456
PRIVACY
GUARANTEED
4 INTERVIEWS with addiction aftercare programs: STAGES

INTERVIEWS with addiction aftercare programs: STAGES

December 6th, 2008

To inaugurate a new interview series, we talk to Cole Watts of STAGES of Recovery in Lubbock, TX a sober living aftercare program targeting college students. STAGES three core concepts of recovery support, education and career development help guide university students in recovery. Can newly recovered university students really achieve sobriety in a college town? See for yourself.

6 Top 10 steps in drug addiction intervention

Top 10 steps in drug addiction intervention

November 29th, 2008

Interventions are practices that aim to investigate a potential addiction problem and to motivate an individual to begin to do something about her substance abuse. This list indexes the intervention techniques used to address substance users. Although created for clinicians, these intervention techniques are also helpful for working the 12th Step.

2 Higher IQ in children linked to adult alcohol use

Higher IQ in children linked to adult alcohol use

November 21st, 2008

So higher IQ might be a precursor of addiction. What steps can we take to prevent children and adolescents from the boredom, despair and anger associated with addiction ... and offer meaningful alternatives to engaging addictive behaviour?

1 Top 10 Addiction PSA’s from the 80’s (part 3)

Top 10 Addiction PSA’s from the 80’s (part 3)

November 16th, 2008

The last of a three (3) part series, these drug prevention videos are a reminder that public service announcements can be low budget and effective, or high budget and really kind of wacky. In the end, it all comes down to the message. And the simpler, the better, in my opinion. What do you think?

6 Biofeedback as a tool for substance abuse cessation

Biofeedback as a tool for substance abuse cessation

November 10th, 2008

Electroencephalographic (EEG) biofeedback has been employed in substance abuse treatment for over three decades. But can this alternative modality of neurofeedback therapy work for addicts and the treatment of addiction?

5 Addicted to Obama : is idealism good or bad for addicts?

Addicted to Obama : is idealism good or bad for addicts?

November 7th, 2008

Carl Jung was quoted saying, “Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.” How can alcoholics and drug addicts view ideals in the context of recovery? The Big Book of A.A. has an answer.

Top 10 Addiction PSA’s from the 80’s (part 2)

Top 10 Addiction PSA’s from the 80’s (part 2)

November 2nd, 2008

Public service announcements. Nancy Reagan. The eighties. Summers when D.C. was the "murder capital of the world" and skating and California were too cool. Did these messages warning against the danger of drugs work for you?

1 Is the closing of British pubs such a bad thing?

Is the closing of British pubs such a bad thing?

October 25th, 2008

Higher taxes, a national smoking ban and a consumer credit crunch may bring about the demise of the British public house as a social institution. But are less pubs such a bad thing for a nation of chronic alcoholics and systemic alcoholism?

1 Top 10 Addiction PSA’s from the 80’s (part 1)

Top 10 Addiction PSA’s from the 80’s (part 1)

October 20th, 2008

The first in a series of posts that fondly remember the public service announcements of the 1980's. They certainly worked to keep me out of the stash that decade, but ironically fueled the addiction fire in the 90's. Enjoy.

3 Huffing and inhalant use in the military

Huffing and inhalant use in the military

October 18th, 2008

Inhalant use on the rise in the military. But who's doing anything about it? And just what are our troops inhaling anyways?

1 Top 10 church signs to support addiction recovery

Top 10 church signs to support addiction recovery

October 14th, 2008

Can you see and appreciate the frequent irony of messages on church signs? Take a look at these handful of messages that can also be applied to recovery. If we just open our eyes, the messages are all around us!

5Is exercise the new trend in drug and alcohol treatment ?

Is exercise the new trend in drug and alcohol treatment ?

November 24th, 2008

Alcohol and addiction treatment may have just gotten more plain and simple. New NIH grant money is being awarded to researchers to identify possible links between fitness and drug prevention and the benefits of exercise in drug rehab centers. Do addicts and the general population really need this PROOF before they'll work out daily?

Find Treatment

Find Treatment

Or enter your Zip, City or State

Top 10 drug and alcohol campaign ideas --- prevention

November 5th, 2008

Ideas for non-profits and government organizations looking to run drug prevention campaigns. Remember that it's best to start early and that kids are open to messages until puberty. But these ideas are good preventative ideas for any age of your target audience.

Trusted Helpline
Help Available 24/7
1-888-882-1456
HOW OUR HELP LINE WORKS
For those seeking addiction treatment for themselves or a loved one, the AddictionBlog.org helpline is a private and convenient solution. Caring advisors are standing by 24/7 to discuss your treatment options.
Calls to any general helpline (non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) for your visit (IP: 54.167.211.58) will be answered by American Addiction Centers (AAC).
PRIVACY GUARANTEED
2Switching off cravings - topiramate used to manage addiction

Switching off cravings - topiramate used to manage addiction

October 23rd, 2008

Neurology researchers are looking into how to switch off the intense cravings that triggers addiction. They are doing this by tweaking the reward pathways that reinforce addictive patterns. But is managed alcoholism still alcoholism? Should we be seeking such treatments or simply make people choose between intoxication or sobriety?

4Alcoholic energy drinks removed from the market

Alcoholic energy drinks removed from the market

October 15th, 2008

Read about how non-profit and government agencies can influence the marketplace ... simply by voicing their objection. Can and should you do this in your recovery, too?

Trusted Helpline
Help Available 24/7
1-888-882-1456
PRIVACY
GUARANTEED