The Importance of Considering Culture (and Questioning ‘Truth’) in Addiction TreatmentSeptember 18th, 2017
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
Inhalant use on the rise in the military. But who's doing anything about it? And just what are our troops inhaling anyways?
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!
Remember ping pong balls aimed into cups of beer? Losers guzzle. Now eager participants can hook up to Wii and catch a thrill without the buzz. But is this REALLY what 13 year olds should be modeling?
“There but for the grace of God go I.”Should we rely on the grace of God or our own works in order to grow closer to a Higher Power? Maybe shifting the paradigm of our old beliefs is a good start. Affirm the goodness of life!
How can we arrive at a common vocabulary for discussing addiction? Rather than categories and sub-categories, I've decided to keep it simple. Addiction engages the mind, the body and the spirit.