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December 2015

One of the most common ways of treating mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression, is Cognitive Behavi
It is estimated that 27.2% of high school students use illicit drugs on a regular basis.
Addicts often think that they are capable of recovery without counseling – that stopping their consumption of drugs and alcohol is enough.
Drug addiction can be devastating. If not treated, it destroys families and ultimately kills the addict. Addiction is an insidious problem – it starts in a seemingly harmless way and slowly, surely, eats away at the life of the addict.

November 2015

Early recovery from addiction involves change in attitude and beliefs about alcohol and drug abuse. Recovering addicts and alcoholics explore the meaning and consequences of chemical use and learn to cope with life without substances in their early recovery.
How does a drug or alcohol rehab work? What is a ‘treatment plan’ and how does it help an individual recover?
Addiction alters brain

October 2015

Intervention: Guide to Helping a Loved One Get into Recovery
Rehabilitation for addictions – what does it mean?
Addiction rehabilitation means the medical or psychotherapeutic treatment for dependency on psychoactive substances such as alcohol, prescription drugs, and street drugs.
Addiction to a substance (alcohol, drugs) and other compulsive disorders such as gambling can wreak havoc on the person’s life. It affects all areas of the person – physical, mental, social (relationships), career, finance and spiritual.

September 2015

“I don’t get drunk, I get awesome!” – An attitude commonly carried by addicts and alcoholics. This is termed as “Grandiosity”- an inflated sense of superiority and self-importance.
Drinking and Drugging Fuels Grandiosity
Imperative issues with women in recovery
Addicts loose communication skills. Not “loosing” to the bottle makes one lose to words. “Words are”, as is s

August 2015

Alcohol and drug rehab might be more fun than what you imagine!
 When an addict or alcoholic puts the addictive substance into his body, it travels to his brain and boom! He gets the ‘buzz’ which he likes so much. He or she wants to repeat this pleasure-giving activity again and again.
In certain Eastern spiritual teachings, such as Hinduism and Buddhism, detachment is the key to moksha or release and a necessary step toward spiritual progress.
In addiction recovery, people face many challenges in many forms. For men, recovery challenges their identity of themselves - or of what it means to be a ‘man’.
It is a known fact that addiction is highly relapse-prone. In fact, sobriety can be described as nothing but 'preventing a relapse'.
In some ways, the hardest part of establishing and maintaining long-term recovery comes when the initial, intensive part of treatment has been completed.
Can addiction be treated?
It is not all easy living under the same roof as an alcoholic or addict. The addict’s belligerent, abusive behaviour can be very difficult to deal with.
“I am an old man and have known many troubles, but most of them never happened”. - Mark Twain

July 2015

Six Keys to Successful Addiction Treatment
Why do young people use marijuana?
Young persons begin to use marijuana for many reasons. It could be curiosity. It could be a desire to fit into a social group. They may have friends who use drugs and these friends may urge them to try using (peer pressure).
Older Adults and Substance Abuse
What does addiction treatment really mean?
Addiction to substances such as alcohol or drugs, or compulsive behaviour like gambling, requires ‘treatment’. What does that mean?
Abstinence is first step
Common fears of families while admitting their loved one in an addiction treatment program
Fears in Early Recovery
While addiction is scary and an addict or alcoholic lives in constant fears: what if I am caught? How am I going to get my next fix? What’s going to happen to my job, my marriage, my health, my future?
Cocaine commonly also has street names like, “coke”, “charlie”, “wash”, “rock” “crack” or “blow” is perhaps the most dangerously addictive drugs in the world.
Resentments in Recovery

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