The Big Book tells us HOW to work the 12 steps to achieve sobriety, but not WHY. Here, Rabbi Shais Taub gives us his opinion on the twelve steps of AA, interpreted to help us understand WHY twelve step programs work (if you work them).
Gambling has become a high profile and socially acceptable activity that cuts across all age, economic, cultural and educational groups. But what is the real story behind the economic benefits and social costs of gambling? Learn the facts about gambling in our Top 10 list of gambling facts on Addiction Blog.
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.
Unresolved pain, anger or fear can trigger drug addiction or alcoholism. But there are options other than drugs or alcohol to cope with life's disappointments. Top 3 healthy coping mechanisms - learn from one woman's experience 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.
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?