People addicted to video games often show little motivation for making behavioral changes. So what are the alternatives for effective video game addiction treatment?
Getting out of the victim mentality is an important part of recovery from past trauma. But how can you learn to accept the past and move forward in life without using drugs or alcohol if you are the victim of trauma? More on victim mentality in addiction treatment here.
Addiction is not a crime. On the contrary, drug and alcohol addiction are treatable illnesses. Here we present guidelines for how medical staff can work with and treat addicts. A must read for all medical professionals treating addicts.
Governments that ban opiate substitution therapies often do not understand their uses and applications. Here we present three (3) reasons for the legalization of opiate substitution medications such as methadone and buprenorphine.
Unresolved trauma can fuel addiction. But what does trauma do to the mind and body? And how can we addicts move beyond early childhood trauma or abuse and stop the cycle of addiction? Get answers from a licensed clinical social worker here.
Life coaches can enhance your recovery, and can even do coaching online. Life coach and former business man, Keith Bray, explains more about life coaching online and how addiction coaching works.
Looking for ways to stay clean and sober on the weekend? We review the most essential weekend relapse prevention tips here.
Ever heard of the National Practitioner Data Bank? Since 1986, this federal listing helps our health system track medical professionals who are not to be trusted. Which states have declared the most defunct Substance Abuse Counselors? Not surprisingly: the wild, wild West.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services keeps a running database of clinical trials. So we’ve isolated the most current clinical trials currently recruiting to treat gambling addiction. If you’re ready to be a guinea pig, check out the clinicaltrials.gov site for more great information on new therapies for addiction treatment.
We talk with Dr. Kimberly Young of the Center for Internet Addiction Recovery about the state of internet addictions. She helps us define internet addiction and identify problem behaviors. Dr. Young also outlines treatment and recovery options. Learn more about the fastest growing trends in online addiction here.