Recovery can mean lots of things to lots of people. Read here about a new study that wants YOUR FEEDBACK about recovery. The survey takes between 12-20 minutes to complete, and is anonymous.
Mixing crack with alcohol creates cocaethylene. While alcohol can intensify the length and the high you get from crack, it can also make the body shut down, inducing an unconsious state. More here on dangers and risks of mixing crack with alcohol.
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.
What does it take to hit bottom? When you hit bottom, what can you do next? Guest writer Julie Stirn explores here.
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.
Living in a halfway house provides you with an immediate community of recovery support. More pros for halfway house living here.
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.
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.
How to stop being codependent starts with facing denial and enabling behaviors. More on codependency recovery and where to find it here.
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.