Thursday April 17th 2014

alcohol

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After a drug or alcohol slip up

April 4th, 2014

Don't wallow! Get your life back on track after a slip up. Here, we present a concrete plan of action to catch yourself before you fall too far.

Increasing your self-esteem in addiction recovery

March 31st, 2014

Addicts are prone to low self-esteem, especially in early recovery. So how can you increase your self-esteem? 4 practical tips and suggestions here.

Can addiction be good?

March 30th, 2014

An addiction is something that takes over your life. When treated, addiction can be a blessing in disguise...but there are no good addictions. More on understanding the compulsive urges that characterize addiction here

When drinking is a problem

March 29th, 2014

Objective criteria exists to determine when recreational use of alcohol has become problem drinking. Guidelines and questions to ask yourself here.

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The benefits of a drug or alcohol intervention

March 23rd, 2014

When faced with withdrawing all familial support, how can you pull off an intervention? Dr. Howard Samuels sheds some light on this tough topic here.

Binge drinking among college students

March 21st, 2014

Binge drinking is associated with a variety of health problems and is related to 1,800 student deaths and about 800K assaults on campuses each year. More stats and strategies for preventing binge drinking among college students here.

Child of a parent with addiction: How to cope

March 20th, 2014

How can you accept the past as a child of a parent with addiction issues? Weigh in here for ideas on self-healing and share your story at the end.

How long does alcohol last?

March 16th, 2014

Usually, alcohol remain in the body for about 2 hours, but this depends on several factors. Onset of effects generally occurs 30 minutes after administration...but what happens to the body and brain when you drink? We review more here.

How do you prevent relapse?

March 12th, 2014

You can prevent relapse by dealing with setbacks and discussing issues when they arise. Here, licensed clinical social worker and addictions counselor, Kenneth Pecoraro, discusses the more subtle mistakes that pop up in recovery... and how you can prevent a full blown relapse in the process.

Music therapy in addiction recovery

March 8th, 2014

Music can (and should) be a part of your program of recovery. How can you and why should you incorporate music therapy into addiction recovery? We investigate here.