My son’s addiction started in high school, with what at the time I considered to be “normal” experimentation with alcohol and marijuana. I never expected then that his alcohol and drug use would escalate into full blown addiction and that it would progress over the years all the way to intravenous drug use, near death, and a prison conviction. I have learned so much along this journey of my son's addiction and recovery. From that I have compiled a list of truths to share with others who may find themselves seeking answers and help.
This book claims to be created for scientists in order to put a "human face" on addiction. It works. Learn why you should buy "Addiction and Art"...and how it is more than just a coffee table book.
A few passages from the new book "God of Our Understanding: Jewish Spirituality and Recovery from Addiction"...and thoughts about how to apply Jewish beliefs about God to addiction and alcohol recovery. Rabbi Taub clarifies Jewish beliefs about God here.
New drug addiction treatment tools are being developed at a quick pace. But can technology help addicts stay clean? We review a new drug addiction treatment idea here...using your iPhone to help your recovery.
How do you generate and express gratitude? A quick HOW TO guide on developing and accessing expressions of gratitude. Please add to these expressions of gratitude by letting us know what you do to cultivate and express your attitude of gratitude.
Today's drug addiction treatment can be summarized in two main principles: stabilization and education. We talk to Dr. David Sack, a psychiatrist and the CEO of Promises Treatment in Malibu, CA who offers us a look at the role of addiction treatment centers and the two main principles of drug addiction treatment.
Methadone treatment for opiate addiction can be effective. But some doctors can be critical of the practice, usually an opinion based in ignorance of methadone and how it works. Dr. Jana Burson reviews the full spectrum of methadone side effects here, clearly outlining methadone side effects on the body so that you can be better informed.
As a new mother and a former addict, I am very conscious of the genetics of addiction. However, I think that adolescent drug abuse (and drinking) is can signal major mental health issues in a family. How can parents deal with issues of drug use, drug abuse and mental health needs of teens? Share your opinion about adolescent drug abuse here.
Where can you go for the latest teen drug abuse statistics? We list the top 5 government websites where you can download teen drug abuse statistics here. Plus, we let you know where to go for extended teenage statistics for at risk youth, such as statistics on drug related deaths.
From his book, "God of Our Understanding", Rabbi Shais Taub give us insight into how to get over resentment and anger, two debilitating emotions that can sabotage addiction recovery. Written from a Jewish theological view, this short excerpt is applicable to addicts wanting to understand: How do I get over resentment and anger?
Methadone doesn’t work for everyone. But the efficacy of methadone maintenance treatment has been documented since the 1990’s. Dr. Jana Burson tells us about the pharmacology of methadone, as well as the growing acceptance of methadone as valid treatment here.