What do jumping jacks, a dictionary dive, and a phone call have in common? They are all ways to avoid relapse. Need more relapse prevention ideas? Ten new ideas for how to prevent a relapse here.
Can we classify addiction as an illness of the mind? Has modern psychology developed a way to use counseling to cure addiction? Do medication, electroshock, psychotherapy, and other addiction treatments work on their own to cure addiction? Your feedback is needed on this topic.
Family members of alcoholics often carry a deep, yet unspoken, resentment. Here, we explore how families can improve communication using alcoholism or addiction as a starting point. And how addicts and alcoholics can use family issues to deepen their own recovery. More on the importance of family communication here.
Laws that try to control consumption of alcohol by punishing the effects of alcohol differ by country and jurisdiction within the same country. But should being drunk in public necessarily be a crime? We discuss here.
25 years ago I searched the Bible for direction concerning alcohol and drugs. I was a new believer and determined not to allow some pastor or church person tell me I can or can’t drink or have fun anymore. Here’s what I found.
Rabbi Shais Taub guides us through the first two steps of the 12 step program here. Step 2:Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Want to help the homeless? Learn what you can REALLY do to help homeless people from the organizations that work with the homeless.
Learn how a D.C. based addiction treatment program has helped the homeless for more than 25 years. We review the best practices in homeless substance abuse treatment. More on substance abuse and the homeless here.
We explore how people end up on the streets…and the relationship between being homeless and drugs and alcohol abuse. Stats on drug & alcohol abuse as causes of homelessness here.
Interested in the biological, social and cultural influences behind alcohol consumption? Is drunkenness and intoxication part of your every work language? If you are a public policy maker, an academic, or a student of addiction science…this book is a MUST HAVE for your library. Learn WHY here.