In honor of World AIDS Day 2008, we explore the ethical issues surrounding addiction treatment of patients diagnosed with HIV. Are these patients subject to discrimination? How possible is it really to treat ALL addicts equally? We explore if and how clinicians limit contact with HIV+ substance abusers and what we can do about it.
Acupressure and acupuncture has been used by Chinese medical practitioners for thousands of years to treat illness and disease. The idea is that gentle stimulation and pressure applied to specific parts of the body can correct imbalances in the internal biofield. Can this therapy work to cure people of addiction?
Acupressure and acupuncture are treatment alternatives that can help relieve symptoms of alcoholism and addiction. The system was created to bring energy to specific points in the body, and then to remove subtle blockages of energy. Try it out for yourself with this simple set of instructions and diagrams.
Does the ability to drink without consequence aid or harm the alcoholic?
Ritualized use of psychotropic drugs has healed people in South American rainforests for generations. Should a shaman guide help addicts today as they trip their way to discover their spiritual connection to the life that surrounds them? Can ayahuasca indeed aid in the treatment of addiction?
Perhaps you’ve been able to shake the warm, steaming demon of coffee addiction. If so …how did you do it? And what do you recommend for others who want to kick the daily habit?
In the midst of a global economic recession, big tobacco is doing just fine. Although smokers are cutting back on quantity, they are NOT quitting. And that’s just what Big Tobacco hopes for. Is anyone else noticing the ugly cycle of smoking addiction?
In my experience, yes. But just how do you know that someone is using and abusing drugs or alcohol? Some tell-tale signs: the eyes have it.
Addiction is a physical disease. We’ll discuss the ways that the body is predisposed to addictive behavior and the ways that we can bodily recover from addiction. Understanding the physiology, anatomy and chemistry behind addiction can help us know what we’re up against. Exploring physical treatments provides us with treatment options. Read on for more.