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Documentary on Bill W.(Wilson)

August 14th, 2012

A.A. is not the most transparent of organizations on which to base a film or story. But the new documentary on Bill W. is excellent. Here’s why.

Hit bottom: alcohol, drug addiction and advice

July 16th, 2012

What does it take to hit bottom? When you hit bottom, what can you do next? Guest writer Julie Stirn explores here.


SPECT for drug addiction and alcoholism treatment

June 22nd, 2012

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

June 11th, 2012

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

June 6th, 2012

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.


How to set boundaries with an alcoholic or addict

June 3rd, 2012

Learning to set and stand by your boundaries is the first step in starting a healthhy relationships with an alcoholic or addict. What else can you do? More here.


Codependency recovery: How to stop being codependent

May 28th, 2012

How to stop being codependent starts with facing denial and enabling behaviors. More on codependency recovery and where to find it here.


What is codependency addiction?

May 21st, 2012

Codependency addiction is an emotional and behavioral condition that results in unhealthy relationships. More on how you can identify and treat the enabling and denial behaviors that characterize codependency here.


Mixing OxyContin with alcohol

May 16th, 2012

Effects of mixing OxyContin and alcohol include euphoria and relaxation. But you can overdose and die when mixing OxyContin with alcohol, too. More on the potential harms and warnings for mixing OxyContin with alcohol here.


Insurance for drug rehab & alcoholism treatment

May 11th, 2012

Does insurance cover drug or alcohol rehab? Sometimes, yes. But at $7K a month on top of an annual bill of $15K+ for family health insurance, how can the typical American pay for drug rehab via health insurance? We explore here.