Recent discoveries in cognitive neuroscience reinforce the “disease” model of addiction. We review the major tenants and scientific theories of the brain science behind addiction from David Linden’s new book, “The Compass of Pleasure” here.
No, you don’t need rehab to stop drinking. But rehab can help. We review typical alcoholism rehab programs and what treatment is usually offered here.
Relapse prevention plans. Do they really help? Should former drug addicts and alcoholics take the time to make out a plan to prevent relapse? More here.
DUIs stay on record in many states for 10 years, or more. Five (5) easy steps on how to find information from your state’s Department of Transportation about DUIs and your record.
Depression is common in recovery and in life. For dealing with depression, we offer three (3) simple self-help activities that can help.
Most hangover symptoms last from 8 to 24 hours. So time is the most important component of getting over a hangover. More on duration, length, and intensity of hangovers here.
Can you get sober without inpatient drug and alcohol treatment centers? Yes. Learn more here.
Which came first: lousy self esteem or addiction? Learn how to build a healthy sense of self after you stop drinking or drugging here.
If your heart is broken, you can help yourself feel better. Not through revenge, but forgiveness. Getting over a broken heart is based on your willingness to forgive. Learn why dealing with the pains of life is essential to a healthy recovery here.
Genetics? Environment? Both? We explore drinking patterns of people from Irish backgrounds and whether or not Irish people drink a lot here.