SPECT for drug addiction and alcoholism treatment
SPECT nuclear imaging tests shows how blood flows to tissues in the brain, and show marked changes after chronic drug use. More on using SPECT for drug and alcohol addiction treatment here.
Pros of halfway houses
Living in a halfway house provides you with an immediate community of recovery support. More pros for halfway house living here.
How to help an alcoholic or drug addict get help
To help and alcoholic or drug addict get help, prepare yourself first and then confront the addict. 1. Be sure addiction is present. 2. Educate yourself about addiction. 3. Build a network of support. 4. Avoid codependency.
Thiamine deficiency, alcohol, and alcoholism
Alcoholic drinking and possible thiamine deficiency can result in brain disorders. Learn how to treat or reverse adverse effects of chronic drinking or alcoholism by increasing your thiamine levels here.
How to identify addiction
You can identify an addiction using common sense as well as physical, behavioral and psychological warning signs. More here on identifying addiction.
Alcohol abuse in the family – What you can do?
Family alcohol abuse is a systemic problem. Learn what you can do to help your family and loved ones who abuse alcohol here.
Relapse prevention strategies
Top 10 relapse prevention strategies. We review the most effective strategies for preventing relapse into drug, alcohol or behavioral addictions. Guest writer Henry Steinberger, Ph.D., the author of the SMART Recovery® Handbook, joins us here.
Motivation to stop drinking
Looking for motivation to stop drinking? Here are four (4) practical tools for getting and staying motivated in alcohol recovery. Get and stay sober for good! More here.
5 alternatives to AA 12 step meetings
ISO alcoholism support group options? We introduce five (5) reputable alternatives to 12 step meetings here. As always, we invite comments and feedback about alcoholism treatment alternatives at the end.
SMART Recovery meetings: What to expect
Looking to attend one of your first SMART Recovery® meetings? SMART Recovery Facilitator Patrick Garnett describes what happens during meetings here.