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1 Can addiction be good?

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

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.

1 The benefits of a drug or alcohol intervention

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.

1 Binge drinking among college students

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.

10 How long does alcohol last?

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?

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.

2 Music therapy in addiction recovery

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.

2 Help for families of addicts: 5 places to seek help

Help for families of addicts: 5 places to seek help

March 2nd, 2014

If your family is affected by addiction, who can you turn to for help? I’ve been there…and I share my real life suggestions for getting help for families of addicts here.

2 Is the anonymity of A.A. outdated?

Is the anonymity of A.A. outdated?

February 28th, 2014

Many addiction recovery advocates are speaking out for recovery. So, is anonmyity helpful or hurtful? We ask questions about anonymity and invite your feedback here.

Consequences of driving drunk

Consequences of driving drunk

February 27th, 2014

Consequences of driving drunk include increased insurance fees, not being able to rent a car, and having a suspended driving license. But is alcohol addiction treatment a viable option to deter drunk driving? We explore here.

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