To inaugurate a new interview series, we talk to Cole Watts of STAGES of Recovery in Lubbock, TX a sober living aftercare program targeting college students. STAGES three core concepts of recovery support, education and career development help guide university students in recovery. Can newly recovered university students really achieve sobriety in a college town? See for yourself.
Interventions are practices that aim to investigate a potential addiction problem and to motivate an individual to begin to do something about her substance abuse. This list indexes the intervention techniques used to address substance users. Although created for clinicians, these intervention techniques are also helpful for working the 12th Step.
So higher IQ might be a precursor of addiction. What steps can we take to prevent children and adolescents from the boredom, despair and anger associated with addiction ... and offer meaningful alternatives to engaging addictive behaviour?
The last of a three (3) part series, these drug prevention videos are a reminder that public service announcements can be low budget and effective, or high budget and really kind of wacky. In the end, it all comes down to the message. And the simpler, the better, in my opinion. What do you think?
Electroencephalographic (EEG) biofeedback has been employed in substance abuse treatment for over three decades. But can this alternative modality of neurofeedback therapy work for addicts and the treatment of addiction?
Carl Jung was quoted saying, “Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.” How can alcoholics and drug addicts view ideals in the context of recovery? The Big Book of A.A. has an answer.
Public service announcements. Nancy Reagan. The eighties. Summers when D.C. was the "murder capital of the world" and skating and California were too cool. Did these messages warning against the danger of drugs work for you?
Higher taxes, a national smoking ban and a consumer credit crunch may bring about the demise of the British public house as a social institution. But are less pubs such a bad thing for a nation of chronic alcoholics and systemic alcoholism?
The first in a series of posts that fondly remember the public service announcements of the 1980's. They certainly worked to keep me out of the stash that decade, but ironically fueled the addiction fire in the 90's. Enjoy.
Inhalant use on the rise in the military. But who's doing anything about it? And just what are our troops inhaling anyways?
Can you see and appreciate the frequent irony of messages on church signs? Take a look at these handful of messages that can also be applied to recovery. If we just open our eyes, the messages are all around us!