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4 Why are 12-Step relapse prevention techniques helpful?

Why are 12-Step relapse prevention techniques helpful?

December 22nd, 2010

The tendency for addicts new to recovery is to minimize the relapse prevention plan, leaving residential treatment with the attitude that they are going to somehow ‘will’ themselves to success. Learn why 12 step relapse prevention techniques CAN and DO help prevent relapse here.

AA step 1

AA step 1

December 19th, 2010

Step 1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. Are you struggling with Step 1 in AA? Read more about how you can apply Step 1 in your life in this passage from Rabbi Shais Taub.

Christmas drink recipes: non alcoholic punch recipe for Christmas

Christmas drink recipes: non alcoholic punch recipe for Christmas

December 16th, 2010

3 great ideas for non alcoholic Christmas punch. Plus, a cold frosty twist on an original milkshake, Drink recipes that will get your holidays warm, but not “lit”.

3 7 weekend relapse prevention tips

7 weekend relapse prevention tips

December 16th, 2010

Looking for ways to stay clean and sober on the weekend? We review the most essential weekend relapse prevention tips here.

2 Problems in late stage alcoholism treatment: Part 3

Problems in late stage alcoholism treatment: Part 3

December 2nd, 2010

Through personal life experience, guest writer Clark Jones explains how the legal and medical systems work against late stage alcoholics. He talks about problems in the treatment model for late stage alcoholism, and the need for long term treatment in order for proper recovery to begin. Share your ideas about late stage alcoholism treatment alternatives here.

1 Problems in late stage alcoholism treatment: Part 2

Problems in late stage alcoholism treatment: Part 2

December 1st, 2010

We hear from Clark Jones in part two of a three part series on late stage alcoholism treatment. Here, Clark talks about his personal experiences as a late stage alcoholic and questions punitive treatment models. He looks into the ethics of private and public treatment centers for late stage alcoholics, and explores problems in the system that could have caused the death of his friend, Janet. More on late stage alcoholism here.

2 Problems in late stage alcoholism treatment: Part 1

Problems in late stage alcoholism treatment: Part 1

November 30th, 2010

Guest writer, Clark Jones, asks questions here about late stage alcoholism treatment. Taken from his own anecdotal experience in late stage treatment for alcoholism in the state of Wyoming, he questions treatment practices outcomes for both private and public treatment centers. Read more about the special considerations for late stage alcoholism here.

11 Adderall and alcohol: what happens when you mix them

Adderall and alcohol: what happens when you mix them

November 4th, 2010

Taken together, Adderall and alcohol can help you party all night long. But what happens to your body when you mix Adderall and alcohol? And what side effects can you expect? Also, we ask what universities can and should do to help address this new national pastime.

15 Cleansing the body of toxins via heat for alcohol and drug detox

Cleansing the body of toxins via heat for alcohol and drug detox

January 27th, 2009

The combined effects of heating the body and eliminating toxins through the skin rejuvenates the body. But what happens exactly during an intense sweat ritual? And should a recovering alcoholic or addict attempt a heat cleanse in early recovery? How can regular doses of heat help addicts in everyday life?

12 Should alcohol manufacturers be held responsible for alcoholism?

Should alcohol manufacturers be held responsible for alcoholism?

January 9th, 2009

Alcoholic energy drinks in the U.S. are virtually off the market, thanks partly to legal cases against manufacturers. Alcoholic energy drinks like “Sparks” came under considerable criticism from state attorney generals and consumer groups alike. So if the manufacturers of alcohol are so dedicated to the cause of alcohol responsibility, why aren’t corporations creating funds to support recovery? Come consider this and other questions about social culpability.

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