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3 What does Vicodin look like?

What does Vicodin look like?

December 9th, 2010

Most Vicodin tablets look like a regular white pill. Click here for pictures and full description of what Vicodin, Vicodin ES and Vicodin HP look like.

3 Cocaine slang words

Cocaine slang words

December 7th, 2010

What do people call cocaine? From the suburban bathrooms to the urban nightclubs, we reveal over 100+ cocaine slang words here. Thanks to the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s database, this comprehensive list of slang words for cocaine can be used by schools, parents, social workers or addiction professionals. Click here to read or add to Addiction Blog’s list of cocaine slang.

4 Expressive art therapy for addiction

Expressive art therapy for addiction

December 5th, 2010

Expressive art therapy can be a gift to addicts and alcoholics in recovery. We talk to Parker Lanier, an artist in recovery, about his work, the creative and expressive process. Learn HOW YOU CAN use expressive art therapy in a personal addiction recovery program here.

3 Addiction and art

Addiction and art

November 29th, 2010

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.

2 New drug addiction treatment ideas: iPhone apps

New drug addiction treatment ideas: iPhone apps

November 25th, 2010

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.

1 Expressions of gratitude for addicts in recovery

Expressions of gratitude for addicts in recovery

November 25th, 2010

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.

Principles of drug addiction treatment

Principles of drug addiction treatment

November 24th, 2010

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.

6 Drug and alcohol treatment aftercare: What is standard?

Drug and alcohol treatment aftercare: What is standard?

November 23rd, 2010

Any good drug or alcohol treatment center offers extensive aftercare and follow up. But what kind of drug and alcohol treatment aftercare is standard? And what new ideas might treatment centers start to use? We talk about novel approaches to drug treatment aftercare and ask you if you think drug rehabs are measuring up.

8 Adolescent drug abuse: are parents to blame?

Adolescent drug abuse: are parents to blame?

November 20th, 2010

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.

10 Teen drug abuse statistics: Top 5 government sites

Teen drug abuse statistics: Top 5 government sites

November 18th, 2010

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.