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Published: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:39:16 -0500

 



The No.1 Reason Why Bad Habits Develop

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:55:25 -0500

We all have bad habits that have been formed for years. It has become part of what we do in our regular lives even though it's detrimental to our well-being. This article explains the #1 reason why bad habits develop and how we can get rid of them.



From Being a Taboo to Being Socially Acceptable

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:52:50 -0500

The nightcap is a good way to disguise people with the other side of your personality. Some wear it to hide their sadness, some to bring out their courage. But is it really that good that you can depend for a lifetime on it? Alcohol is said to be the "Magical Water". But we believe that it is that poison which kills you slowly, without even your own knowledge. It disguises as your best friend, your savior, your helper; but the reality is something else. We all know that the world is changing quite rapidly, and one of the noticeable changes is to see consumption of alcohol as socially acceptable.



Drinking Too Much Alcohol Could Affect Your Business

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:32:57 -0500

Excessive drinking of alcohol could affect the success of a new business or an existing business. Experts have warned that when you drink too much alcohol you do not have a clear head to make important choices.



Mindfulness Therapy Aids in Recovery of Stimulant Addicts

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:15:33 -0500

Alternative treatment therapies for substance abuse problems are becoming increasingly popular, with many of them helping curb substance abuse. Alternative methods like mindfulness techniques have helped addicts manage their craving for illicit substances.



Opioid Users Might Be Abusing Seizure Drugs As Well: Study

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:57:54 -0500

People who use pain medication without a prescription or a need for the drug seem to go for medicines that are easily available and can give the desired effect. Amid all the hullabaloo over prescription drug abuse in the United States, the growing trend of the misuse of seizure drugs is a matter of grave concern.



After Hospital Discharge, Addicts Seldom Use Medicines That Curb Opioid Abuse

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:56:47 -0500

Law enforcement agencies have been trying their best to thwart this mayhem, but the conundrum of prescription drug abuse in the United States is far from ebbing at the moment. It seems that people have been treading a wrong path in the fight against prescription drug abuse epidemic.



Reining in Teens' Nighttime Drunken Driving Could Reduce Fatal Crashes

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 07:03:31 -0500

The worst cases of drunken driving mostly take place at night. And a majority of those who are behind the wheel and are involved in such fatal crashes are teens who are heavily inebriated. According to the recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one-third of fatal crashes involving teens happen at night, of which 57 percent occur before midnight.



Pain Medicine Misuse in Teens May Lead to Drug Abuse Problem During Adulthood: Study

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:27:49 -0500

Prescription drug abuse among teens has been a major concern in the United States even as a majority of the population remains unaware of the gravity of the problem. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) says that prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are rampantly abused by American teens, mostly aged 14 and above. It is only next to marijuana and alcohol abuse.



Rave Parties, Club Drugs and Substance Abuse

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:25:54 -0500

Rave parties that supposedly started in England during the 1980s have now become a global phenomenon marked by night-long revelries and bonhomie in the air. Free flow of booze, smoke, party drugs, high-decibel music and uninterrupted dance form part of rave parties.



The One Mistake That Canceled a Productive Life for Me

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:52:07 -0500

One night, after being in my drug addiction for a few years, I decided to break into a school in Tampa Florida, where I was residing at the time, looking for something that I could steal so that I could buy a hit. After getting onto the school grounds I broke into a classroom via one of its windows. Upon entering the classroom, the only thing that I saw that may be of value was a television mounted on the wall.



Better Parenting Can Thwart Underage Drinking

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:54:38 -0500

Parents who are habituated to communicating regularly with their children have the advantage of preventing their wards from getting waylaid by life's numerous temptations. Discussing the ill effects of alcoholism is no different. In fact, according to a recent report, improvement in parenting and reduced affordability of alcohol has led to a substantial drop in childhood alcohol abuse cases.



Effectiveness of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:11:22 -0500

Despite several measures by federal and various state governments, America's prescription drug epidemic continues to be out of control. In fact, the situation has gone from bad to worse with people from all walks of life falling prey to it.



Bipolar and Alcoholism - A Comorbidity Jinx

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:08:59 -0500

It has been found that the prevalence of a mental health problem along with a substance use disorder often complicates the matter. In such a scenario, the treatment of both the cases becomes a challenge. When a mental health disorder exists along with a substance abuse issue, it is called dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders.



Dangers of Caffeinated Alcoholic Drinks

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:47:21 -0500

Caffeinated alcoholic beverages are banned in many places because of their ill effects and severe health risks. As the term reflects, a caffeinated alcoholic beverage is a drink that contains both alcohol and caffeine. It is a premixed beverage that combines caffeine, alcohol and other stimulants. They could be beverages based on malt liquors or distilled spirits with usually a higher alcohol content than beer.



Some Highly Addictive Prescription Drugs

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 08:30:00 -0500

The notion that drugs prescribed by a physician are safer than street drugs is a dangerous proposition that could spell doom for many. Prescription drug abuse has proved to be the most deplorable habit causing significant physical and mental harm to the people in America.



Childhood Weight May Predict Age of First Substance Abuse: Study

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 08:29:06 -0500

Obesity has been one of the biggest health concerns across the globe, especially in the developed countries. Now, it has also found some connection with addiction. A recent study, conducted by the Indiana University School of Education, has revealed that overweight children are more likely to abuse substances at an earlier age compared to healthy-weight children.



5 Myths About Addiction

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 08:24:31 -0500

There cannot be any rationale behind an addiction and it should not be justified by any means. However, a lack of awareness about the ill effects of addiction to substances can make a person vulnerable and prone to abusing them. Despite repeated efforts by various quarters to spread information about the harms of addiction to various substances, a number of myths about them prevent people from taking to their abuse.



Alcohol and Stress - A Perpetual Association

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 07:12:14 -0500

Stress and alcoholism are irrevocably linked and the prevalence of one triggers the onset of the other. It is imperative for people to understand the deeper link between the two so that both stress and alcoholism can be avoided.



Strategy to Put Brakes on Driving Under Alcohol Influence

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 09:36:22 -0500

Some of the common statements from a person who is under the influence of alcohol and believes that he can perfectly drive a car are - "No, I am absolutely fine, just give me the keys; it's not possible that I can't drive when drunk; I drive better when I am drunk." The irony is that it is his impaired senses that makes him come up with such statements.



Substance Use Disorder and PTSD Take Severe Toll on Veterans

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 07:49:16 -0500

Even the men of our powerful military are not spared from the worst of mental pain. Combat exposure and multiple deployments across conflict areas take a radical toll on the mental and physical health of army personnel, often triggering addiction. Veterans, who have witnessed the gruesome acts of violence within and across the borders, are the worst sufferers who are trying to find solace in the form of substance use.



All You Wanted to Know About Drink Spiking

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 07:09:22 -0500

The act of spiking a drink can be done for a wide array of reasons. Sometimes, it is done surreptitiously by another person for vested interests and at times, people spike their own drinks for a heightened experience that often backfires.



Mandatory Treatment Violates Human Rights, Inadequate for Reducing Drug Use - Study

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 07:08:32 -0500

The current global trends of mandatory treatment of substance abuse problems are not effective and are against the tenets of human rights, says a recent study. Moreover, the researchers found that the mandatory treatment was not effective in reducing drug use.



Dual Diagnosis - Some Pertinent Information

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 07:08:32 -0500

Co-occurring disorders or dual diagnosis is more common than people generally assume. According to a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), nearly 17.5 million Americans over the age of 18 have had serious mental health disorder in the past year, of which about 4 million people also struggled with a co-occurring drug or alcohol dependency.



Ways to Stay Sober After Addiction Treatment

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:20:29 -0500

Fighting an addiction and achieving sobriety is considered tough. However, experts feel, it is even more difficult to stay sober than attaining sobriety after treatment. Dealing with gnawing withdrawal symptoms would hold no meaning if a relapse happens soon after leaving a treatment center. For most of them, staying sober is like dangling off a cliff, with the lurking danger of falling any moment.



Things You Shouldn't Do in Case of Drug Overdose

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:35:48 -0500

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rate of drug overdose in the United States has increased 137 percent since 2000. There were 47,055 drug overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2014. Drug overdose deaths increased from 13.8 per 100,000 persons in 2013 to 14.7 per 100,000 persons in 2014, a jump of 6.5 percent.



8 Health Effects of Smoking You Might Not Be Aware of

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 08:05:01 -0500

With every puff of cigarette that you blow, your life span reduces. The only difference is that you can see the cigarette burning, but not your inner self which is also burning and gradually turning into ash. Way back in 1964, United States Surgeon General Luther L. Terry came up with the first report linking smoking and lung cancer. Cigarette smoking is, in fact, the leading cause of preventable deaths in the U.S.



5 Positive Things That Happen on Quitting Drinking

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 08:54:47 -0500

Giving up alcohol is tough, but it is always worth the effort. The decision to quit drinking is surely an uphill task for people who have become dependent on alcohol. In fact, a study by the Edge Hill University, London, published in the journal Psychopharmacology in March 2016, found that even the smell of alcohol makes it difficult for people to refrain from drinking.



Drug Addiction Treatment: Facts and Principles

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 10:51:42 -0500

Addiction affects both the brain and the behavior of a person, and if left untreated for too long, it can bring in untold miseries in the lives of those involved. Drug addiction is a "relapsing disease" as one can return to drug use even after an attempt to quit.



Opioid Prescriptions Shrink to Two-Decade Low

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 08:33:55 -0500

The situation seems to be looking up with opioid prescriptions dropping to a two-decade low for the first time in America in the recent past. In a country plagued by prescription drug and heroin epidemic, such a development always gets a hearty welcome. For, the U.S. has been losing more than 17,000 lives annually due to prescription drug overdose.



5 Reasons Why Teens Abuse Alcohol

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 06:58:20 -0500

Whether it is a friend's birthday, a reunion or a success party, alcohol is the essential beverage on the menu on most of these occasions. At every celebration, or for that matter, at times of sadness, alcohol becomes a teen's best friend, posing extreme health risks in the long run.



Heal Your Addictions

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 15:43:39 -0500

I love stories and here is one that always touches my heart. Some time ago, a 17-year-old teenager found himself at a crossroad. The questions that plagued him were "what am I to do and what will I become?"



5 Most Obnoxious Substances People Abuse

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 09:04:35 -0500

Addiction can take numerous forms, and there are weird ways in which people get a "high", right from abusing substances like bath salts, flakka, Spice to mephedrone, etc. In fact, new substances keep on adding to the list of the drugs being abused, especially when certain substance is banned.



Opioid Crisis Increases Cases of Elder Abuse in U.S.

Fri, 27 May 2016 07:04:02 -0500

Of all the perils stemming from opioid epidemic in the United States, the abuse of the elderly population by addicts has left everyone stunned. The opioid crisis has led to an unprecedented abuse of elders at home by adult children who are addicts. According to a recent report published in the Boston Globe, there is a 37 percent surge in cases of elder abuse in Massachusetts over the past five years.



6 Best Books on Addiction

Thu, 26 May 2016 08:43:06 -0500

Books on addiction and recovery are becoming popular with an increasing number of people lapping them up. Whether it is because of one's personal substance use problem or a loved one's addiction to a dangerous drug, people regularly glean for whatever help is possible from these informative books.



Alcohol Ads on TV Subtly Coerce Underage Drinking

Wed, 25 May 2016 10:51:00 -0500

What we see is what we tend to believe. And if it is something done purportedly to coax people into taking some action, like the countless advertisements that flash across television screens, the impact could be long-lasting. Strongly corroborating this belief is a recent study, which says that alcohol brand placements on TV have a far greater impact on the youth watching them.



Let Go Of Your Addiction Through Hypnosis

Fri, 20 May 2016 06:24:22 -0500

Hypnotherapy is a treatment which helps those undergoing rehabilitation to cope with their cravings and prevent any relapse. A patient who seeks treatment has to completely detoxify his body systems before considering the treatment.



Alcohol-Induced Happiness Is Short-Term: Study

Tue, 17 May 2016 06:55:58 -0500

Drinking alcohol may make a person feel happy, but only for a brief period; in the long-run, it does not fill one's life with contentment. Those who feel chuffed to bits by considering alcohol as a happiness-boosting substance can be in for a big surprise, as a recent study revealed that people who develop drinking problems are less satisfied with life.



Claims of Moderate Drinking to Be Beneficial May Be Erroneous: Study

Wed, 11 May 2016 09:23:37 -0500

The fact that drinking a glass of wine regularly can cut the risk of heart ailments is not able to garner support from all the quarters today. The previous claims harping on the benefits of moderate drinking may be all flawed, according to a study published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs in March 2016.



Doctors Play a Pivotal Role in Preventing Opioid Overdose: Study

Wed, 11 May 2016 09:19:34 -0500

More people succumb to prescription drugs than to heroin and cocaine combined, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Prescription opioid overdose is significantly hampering the progress of the United States with the problem acquiring an epidemic level.



Incarceration Linked to Substance Abuse Disorder Among Youth: Study

Wed, 04 May 2016 07:14:51 -0500

Every year, there are millions of arrests of juveniles in the United States and more than 250,000 of them face detention. One of the most disturbing facts these arrests highlight is that substance abuse remains a significant problem for these juveniles.



How to Cure a Food Addiction

Tue, 03 May 2016 15:08:00 -0500

You may tell yourself, "I'm not subject to nourishment; I essentially love an OK sweet, occasionally." Well, I'm here to tell you that sustenance addiction is genuine; it impacts a greater number of people than you know, and producers truly arrange sustenance things so they are as addicting as could be permitted. Yes, that perfect solidification of salty, sweet, and tasty was made to confirm you keep touching base at for extra. That is the reason I created The Hunger Fix, in light of the way that I have to change the beguilement that is settled against you.



10 Tips to Help You Be Your Loved One's BEST Chance at Recovery

Mon, 02 May 2016 15:49:25 -0500

Research has shown the family has a critical role to play in a loved one's potential recovery. In fact, in an given situation, family members are either contributing to their loved one's recovery or contributing to their addiction. This article will show you how to contribute to your loved one's recovery.



Zippers Have Closure, Not Broken Hearts

Mon, 02 May 2016 06:24:23 -0500

Broken heart wounds remain open. There is no such thing as closure.



Gain Freedom From Pornography Through Vulnerability

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:24:38 -0500

I have seen many individuals break the hold of pornography in their lives, and restore their marital or dating relationships, by taking the courageous step of being open with trusted loved ones about their usage. When someone challenges themselves to be open and vulnerable in this regard, they make the courageous choice to bring their pornography use into the light, and put an end to the secrecy in which this type of usage thrives.



Tantalizing Kids' Taste Buds by Offering Alcohol May Go Wrong

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 06:52:22 -0500

It is now fast becoming a fad with parents offering the first sip of alcohol to kids giving excuse of family events at home. Ignoring the possible long-term impacts on the children, parents often offer them a sip or two to mark the special occasions, like the New Year celebrations or Thanksgiving or any family function.



Adolescent Addicts Have Very Low Regards for Others: Study

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 07:29:04 -0500

Adolescents who abuse alcohol or drugs have very low regards for others, a new study published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse says. It is evident from the fact that there is higher incidence of drunken driving, unprotected sex and brawls among youngsters who commit these crimes in a state of intoxication.



Extended Release Naltrexone Aids in Prevention of Relapse to Opioid Dependence

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 08:20:05 -0500

Fighting the epidemic of addiction and overdose of prescription drugs and heroin has been one of the prime concerns of the federal government. And in this fight, naltrexone - a comparatively new anti-addiction drug - has been quite effective in curbing prescription drug abuse and heroin addiction.



Why Some Recovering Drug Addicts Are More Likely to Relapse Than Others

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 08:19:45 -0500

Undergoing a drug rehabilitation program may produce diverse results for different individuals. While some of them get complete and long-term recovery, there are others who relapse from such treatments, ensnaring in the same vicious cycle of addiction and relapse.



Broken People Do Broken Things: The Toxic Attraction Between the Serial Giver and the Serial Taker

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 15:37:48 -0500

Why do victims of abuse often stay with, or return to abusive relationships? Why do certain patterns occur over and over in our lives? How do we move forward into healthy relationships and learn to become whole?



Drug Addiction in America

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:08:43 -0500

Addiction is a condition that applies to many things other than drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes; although those are the most commonly thought of substances of addiction. Addiction is considered a disease, although many people disagree with that determination. Over 40 million people over the age of 12 are addicts of at least one substance. The effects of addiction ripple far wider than the individuals themselves. Families, communities and our nation and it's political policies are all mutually affected and effect each other through the chaos that addiction creates.



Most Abused Prescription Drugs, Their Effects and Treatment

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 07:02:20 -0500

Abusing prescription drugs can have devastating effects, which include altering a person's thinking and judgment, somatic implications, addiction, and in most severe cases fatality. There could be pregnancy related disorders affecting an unborn baby, infectious diseases, and drugged driving cases from prescription drug abuse.



Addressing Alcohol Problems in the Workplace

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 07:00:36 -0500

An alcoholic employee ceases to be productive and fails to add value to the organization. Stemming from his or her alcoholism, anyone involved gets affected - right from family members to close associates and colleagues.



A Spiritual Strategy for Addiction

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:29:31 -0500

I know that the word "God" is abhorrent to some addicts. I understand this after talking to scores of people over the years. My own understanding of God is not religious, but this aspect of my transformation is so central, that I feel I must share it with others.



5 Major Organs That Can Be Severely Impaired by Chronic Alcoholism

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 07:23:15 -0500

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there have been 88,000 deaths and 2.5 million years of potential life lost each year in the United States from 2006 to 2010, shortening the lives of those who died by an average of 30 years.



Ignition Interlocks for DUI Offenders Reduce Drunk Driving Deaths

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 07:05:57 -0500

Alcohol-impaired drivers were involved in almost one in three fatal crashes, resulting in nearly 11,000 deaths in the Unites States in 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As per the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration estimate, for each million drunken driving convictions every year there are 88 previous instances of drunk driving.



Stress Can Trigger Alcoholism in Adolescents

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 07:04:57 -0500

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), alcohol use disorder is a leading cause of the global disease burden with 1.9 percent people worldwide experiencing alcohol use-related disability at any given time. One of the key contributors of alcoholism is stress. It is not only grown up adults who are affected, but stress can raise the propensity even in adolescents to take to alcohol.



How to Deal With Opioid Overdoses Effectively

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 07:31:14 -0500

When a person is prescribed opioid analgesics for chronic pain, there is always a chance of an overdose. People often get addicted to such medications, resulting in prescription drug abuse being one of the biggest threats in the United States.



Treating Chronic Pain and Opioid Prescription the CDC Way

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 07:30:33 -0500

Managing chronic pain has been a key concern for primary care clinicians for a long time. Since opioid use can be detrimental as it may enhance the risks of addiction and overdose, primary care clinicians are always in a dilemma as to how to prescribe opioid painkillers to the patients.



How CARA Can Help Combat America's Opioid Epidemic

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 09:06:45 -0500

America's ongoing "War on Drugs" got a big fillip with the U.S. Senate doing the unthinkable recently as it passed a major piece of legislation almost unanimously. The bipartisan law - Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, or CARA - is aimed at combating the epidemic of prescription drug abuse in the country.



Facts That May Help Fight Your Teens' Addiction

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 09:03:50 -0500

Teenage addiction is a huge problem for parents and elders who have to deal with this highly sensitive issue and help them come out unscathed. Understanding the problem well and information on how to tackle it can help earlier and better recovery of your child.



Addiction, The Silent Killer

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 10:36:43 -0500

The word "addiction" is derived from a Latin term for "enslaved by" or "bound to." Anyone who has struggled to overcome an addiction or has tried to help someone else to do so understands why.



Herbs That Help Fight Cravings for Alcohol

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:05:52 -0500

For chronic alcoholism, it is never advisable to detox at home because the withdrawal from severe alcoholism could be dangerous in the absence of experts. One should always heed to the advice of doctors, clinicians and de-addiction centers in case of chronic alcoholism.



Marijuana As a Succor for Epileptic Seizures

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:04:27 -0500

The debate over banning or legalizing marijuana has been going on for more than a century now, but it continues to be a fresh issue on the table. There are people who strongly support its legalization, while there are many who vehemently oppose it.



The Pros and Cons of Moderate Drinking

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 07:51:39 -0500

For many, alcoholism and detox go hand in hand, yet there are loyalists who harp on enjoying a beautiful life with moderate daily drinking. Right from being the elixir of a healthy heart to a treasure house of antioxidants, the benefits of good cholesterol in red wine are everyday parlance.



How to Prevent Misuse of Prescriptions

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 07:50:53 -0500

The entire America has been battling the epidemic of prescription drug abuse, which kills more people than heroin and cocaine combined. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) says that there are more than 6 million people in the U.S. who abuse prescription drugs.



Medication for Diabetes, Obesity May Help Treat Cocaine Addiction

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 06:48:38 -0500

Cocaine is a stimulant that increases the availability of neurotransmitter dopamine in the brain, causing the heart to beat faster and blood vessels to constrict. As with all drugs, the risk for relapse is high, even following long periods of abstinence.



Gambling and Other Addictions in the World of 666

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 14:04:24 -0500

Addictions are hooks that pull people along like fish on the end of a line. They are the source of revenue and great wealth is built up by a few because of the number of victims on their lines. They literally fish the population with messages and events that lead the weak to believe that what they offer is wealth.



Smoking Alcohol - The New Age Scourge

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 08:10:23 -0500

For centuries, alcohol has been a popular drink across the communities. However, the substance, it seems, isn't giving enough high to some as they have been taking to innovative and more dangerous ways of consuming alcohol. One such bizarre way is smoking alcohol, which might even prove to be fatal.



Gossipmongers - Stop Spreading Gossip

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 14:33:35 -0500

A gossipmonger doesn't care about the truth if it hurts their doctrine. The bottom line is to spread lies to create friction, confusion and assassinate one's character.



How to Reduce Alcohol Consumption

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 08:46:33 -0500

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), excessive alcohol use led to approximately 88,000 deaths and 2.5 million years of potential life lost (YPLL) each year in the United States from 2006 to 2010, shortening the lives of those who died by an average of 30 years.



12-Step Programs As Essential for Recovering Sex Addicts

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 14:06:57 -0500

Recovering sex addicts who participate in a 12-step program have tremendous advantages. Knowing that others have gone through what you've gone through heals the deep sense of shame and isolation characteristics of most sex addicts. Being in a fellowship of supportive people breaks the isolation so typical of sex addicts. People in recovery learn from those further along just how to deal with cravings and urges and how to stay free from compulsive acting out.



Is Relapse Necessary In Recovery From Drugs & Alcohol?

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 14:15:16 -0600

Recovery from drug and alcohol addictions is very difficult. Many people relapse before they achieve long term sobriety. Does relapse have to be part of the story though?



The Rise in Number of Woman Alcoholics Is a Growing Concern: Experts

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 08:10:10 -0600

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), the number of drinking days over one month rose from 6.8 days in 2002 to 7.3 days in 2012 in women. On the contrary, it fell from 9.9 days to 9.5 days for men.



Overcoming Alcohol or Drug Abuse

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 08:02:10 -0600

People who struggle with an addiction may find it easier to overcome it with the help of peers. They can have their friends help them or they may seek the help of other people who are in a similar situation, hoping to end their addiction.



I Drank My Greatest Joy Into My Biggest Regret

Mon, 22 Feb 2016 10:27:59 -0600

Alcohol addiction took me places I never thought I would go and I did things I cannot imagine doing. It also gave me the beginning to a new life and a purpose. See how my greatest joy became my greatest regret.



The Wall of Deceit And The Imagination Of The Young

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 06:06:09 -0600

A large majority of the young are lost because they are trapped behind the wall of disillusionment that addictions, worldly noise, celebrity, and other things are throwing at them. Many commit suicide rather than face their demons. Others blow themselves up while killing many innocent people along with them. Its the sign of the times and the end of the world as we know it.



The Best Way to Fight Addiction - 12-Step Alternative

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:46:30 -0600

If you are looking for a 12-step alternative to fight your addiction, you can use the alternative we are going to talk about in this article. They say, "One size doesn't fit all". So, the 12-step approach may not work for everyone. The following alternatives have worked for millions, and may work for you too; however, they don't mean that the 12-step approach is not worth it.



Why Women Must Refrain From Alcoholism

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 08:06:50 -0600

Around 5.8 million adult women suffered from alcohol use disorders (AUDs) in the United States during 2013, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has noted in its report. Drinking becomes an alcohol use disorder when a person's drinking causes him or her distress or harm.



Can't Resist a Drink, Blame It on Your Eye Color

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 07:45:17 -0600

Alcoholism is often attributed to the environment, upbringing, or even genes. However, there are studies which have now found a link between the color of the eyes and the body's reaction to certain situations, habits and diseases such as how much pain one can endure, how quickly the mind responds and the way body reacts to diabetes.



Why Young Adults Are Prone to Drug Addiction

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 07:48:12 -0600

Substance and alcohol abuse is more harmful to young adults than to older people. The addiction can lead to dependence syndrome, which is a cluster of behavioral, physiological, and cognitive symptoms that reduce the body's reaction to restrict a substance.



Drug Trap: Seeking Pleasure May Lead to Addiction

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 07:45:47 -0600

There are times when you feel good as your work gets appreciated, and you are even rewarded. This gives a motivation to continue with the activity that wins you more appreciation. Such natural pleasures are driven by the limbic system in the body. It creates a craving to seek out to those things that drives you to feel something good.



Magnetic Therapy - A New Ray of Hope for Cocaine Addicts

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 07:36:43 -0600

Medical research has undergone a paradigm shift in the treatment procedures for cocaine addiction over the years. A study published in the journal European Neuropsychopharmacology highlights magnets as the new antidote which has the potential to cure cocaine addiction. The study suggests that stimulating part of the brain with magnetic pulses can be the first therapeutic treatment for cocaine addicts.



Excessive Drinking Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 07:43:19 -0600

Excessive alcohol consumption is often blamed for a host of health problems, both physical and mental. According to new guidelines on alcohol consumption by the UK, medical officers have now warned that drinking any level of alcohol has been linked to different cancers.



Caffeine May Reduce Risk of Liver Cancer in Alcoholics: Study

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 07:40:56 -0600

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), binge drinking is the most common pattern of excessive alcohol use in the United States, with one in six adults ending up indulging in it around four times a month. Chronic alcoholics tend to develop a liver problem over the time. It can create an inflammatory response to the liver, disrupting the metabolic processes leading to liver cancer in serious cases.



Blood Pressure Medicine That May Also Treat Alcohol Addiction

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 07:39:39 -0600

Experts are of the opinion that people battling alcohol addiction and exhibiting moderate to severe symptoms should be offered medication-assisted treatment. According to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a combination of medication and behavioral therapies is an effective method to not only treat alcohol addiction, but also sustain recovery.



Addicted - Break Free From Pornography Today

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 15:36:51 -0600

Indulged in sitting and spending hours on the internet with your computer or with the ease of your phone? Do you love visiting porn web pages while surfing? Why Break Free Today?



The Reasons for Relapse During Recovery

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 11:38:20 -0600

This article discusses the many reasons why an adult-child who has already begun his journey to recovery may relapse. It provides the warning signs when that relapse occurs.



How To Eliminate Weed Cravings And Urges - Ex Stoner's Perspective

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 12:22:56 -0600

After years of addiction, I was able to breakthrough after learning this technique that instantly eliminated cravings smoking weed. This technique prevented me from relapsing more times than I can count. It will literally eliminate the thought of wanting to smoke weed. Making the process to stop smoking weed easy and effortlessly.



How Much Do Hormones Influence Sexual Impurity? Part 1 - Adrenaline Addiction

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 13:52:59 -0600

It is one thing to deal with your sexual cravings or addictions, but it is another thing to understand why you have such uncontrollable desires in the first place. Understanding these dynamics can help you become more aware of the nature of the battle, allowing you to guard yourself from the deception of lust.



Antidepressants Not Popular With Addicts on Recovery Path

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 07:37:39 -0600

To prevent a relapse during the addiction recovery process, it is imperative to first understand the relation between addiction and depression. This is an important step as it has been found that addiction is accompanied by various co-occurring disorders and thus a chance of relapse during a recovery program becomes high due to depression.



The Signs and Symptoms of Sexual Addiction

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 08:58:38 -0600

A sexual addiction can encompass a variety of behaviors, from excessive masturbation or pornography addiction, to more dangerous or illegal behaviors like exhibitionism or voyeurism. However, it is highly treatable and there is help.



Giving Up Alcohol? Self-Motivation Is the First Step

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 07:40:12 -0600

The bizarre tale of a man chaining himself to quit drinking or the guy who built a metal cage around his head to stop smoking are few intriguing stories of people desperate to go sober. The task of attaining sobriety is not easy. While chronic alcoholics and drug addicts need medical assistance to detox, others who are on the fringes can quit with self-discipline and grit. Here we look at a few ways to quit alcohol and stay sober.



Transcendental Silence - Secret of Bliss and Total Faith

Mon, 04 Jan 2016 13:51:56 -0600

Finding Christ-nature within is the goal of human life. To this end, we've each been given divinely-created mechanisms -- mind, endocrine / nervous system -- for consciously knowing the Supreme status of Godhead within our own hearts. A metamorphic journey of spiritualizing matter, it takes place NOW and not in some future-time dimension. This transformative process is our soul-spirit's greatest miracle.



Addiction to Painkillers Grows Alarmingly

Mon, 04 Jan 2016 10:42:51 -0600

It seems that the country's obsession with prescription painkillers has reached an apogee. "More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, at an annual cost of $635 billion. That's more than we spend treating cancer, diabetes, and heart disease combined. And the incidence of pain is rising," said Bob Twillman, Ph.D., FAPM, Executive Director of the American Academy of Pain Management and member of the Alliance for Balanced Pain Management. He added that efforts to treat pain have led to rampant use of prescription painkillers, often with disastrous and ineffective outcomes. Painkillers are often the most abused drug of all prescription drugs.



Top 20 Symptoms - You Are a Porn Slave

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 10:30:53 -0600

It is quite logical to say that all individuals who make use of the internet all the time get exposure to the web porn unfailingly. The online porn business is blasting and there are incalculable locales delineating the whole scope of explicit acts, from voyeurism to subjugation to recreated assault. For a large number of individuals, online erotica has turned into an unavoidable dependence.



Underage Drinking: Changing Face of Alcohol Abuse

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 09:21:48 -0600

According to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association, "the carnage caused by underage drinking in America is unrelenting," and "alcohol kills 6.5 more kids than all other drugs combined." Results of the 2008 and 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health showed alcohol as the leading substance abuse problem in the youth. It also indicated that approximately 10.7 million alcohol abusers are underage drinkers.



Identifying Alcohol Poisoning and Its Treatment

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 07:34:15 -0600

For some people, holidays are the perfect occasions for drinking, often leading to binge drinking. To them, celebrating occasions like Christmas and New Year gives even more reasons to indulge in drinking, as they consume a large amount of alcohol in a short span of time at social or family gatherings. But, it's important to understand the risks associated with such drinking sessions, so that the joy of festival doesn't turn into sorrow.



How to Prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Your Child

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 07:33:35 -0600

A woman who consumes alcohol during pregnancy may end up giving birth to a child with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs). As per studies conducted by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are about "0.2 to 1.5 infants with FAS (a type of FASD) every 1,000 live births in certain areas of the United States."



Nutrition Therapy Can Help in Alcohol, Substance Abuse Recovery

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 07:32:35 -0600

Eating healthy is the key to good physical health, and it holds true also for people who are on a path to recovery from alcohol and substance abuse. Studies suggest that nutritional therapy can significantly help addicts in the recovery process.



Factors Responsible for Alcohol Addiction

Tue, 29 Dec 2015 07:44:58 -0600

Holidays are around the corner and people have already started getting into a festive mood, making plans how to celebrate it this season. Drinking is usually an integral part of social gatherings during the holidays. However, give it a thought before including alcohol part of your celebrations as many people tend to binge drinking; it doesn't take much for a binge drinker to turn into a heavy drinker.