May 22, 2018

Exercise Importance in the Recovery and Treatment of Addiction

Exercise Importance in the Recovery and Treatment of Addiction Can Exercise Help in Treatment and Recovery? An effective treatment program for addiction is crucial if the goal is to escape the downward spiral an addiction can cause. Getting over an addiction isn’t simply going to a treatment center and undergoing the program they recommend. That’s the first step. The next step is to help an addict recover, and this isn’t easy. Recovery from addiction is a long and drawn out process that requires different methods to be successful. Most of the methods used in treating addictions are mental or psychological and require the help of therapists and councilors who are […]
May 20, 2018

Drug and Alcohol Addiction in America.

Drug and Alcohol Addiction in America.  Trying to Understand Addiction by Looking at the Big Picture. What Does Addiction Mean? If you do something that is enjoyable, you will probably want to do it again. If you like it, you might do it a lot and develop a habit. Habits are typically harmless. However, some habits can turn into significant problems.  If the problem is big enough, it is an addiction. Addiction is where you have a psychological and physical need to indulge your addiction. It is where you are dependent on a particular substance, thing, or activity. With any addiction tolerance levels are a factor. Tolerance issues are where […]
May 13, 2018

Self Sabotage in Addiction and Recovery. What it means and How to Overcome it.

Self Sabotage in Addiction and Recovery   What it means and How to Overcome it.  Are you your worst enemy in the recovery process? Do you self-sabotage your sobriety and not even realize it? If so, it is time to make sure you are not in the habit of self-sabotage or your recovery could be in danger. When you are addicted, the pattern of self-sabotage can be a repetitive cycle. You need to understand that addiction in itself is a type of self-sabotage that addicts have mastered. Rather than dealing with negative emotions and situations rationally, the addicts turn to alcohol and drugs as an easy escape from their problems, and […]
May 11, 2018

Is Success Even Possible in Overcoming Addictions?

Is Success Even Possible in Overcoming Addictions? An insight into possibilities: Overcoming addictions with unique recovery and treatment options and choices. Addiction is a brain disease. Having an addiction is a medical condition. It is not a sign of weakness or a character flaw. It takes more than willpower alone to overcome addiction. When you abuse drugs or alcohol, extreme changes occur in your brain’s chemistry. In turn, these changes cause a powerful compulsion to use as well as intense cravings for your substance of choice. These changes make sobriety seem nearly impossible. The good news is that recovery is never out of reach. With the right support and treatment, […]
May 8, 2018

The Increasing Dangers of Over-the-counter Drug Abuse

The Increasing Dangers of Over-the-counter Drug Abuse A growing number of people are turning to over-the-counter drugs to get high. Both cost and availability contribute to this trend, and teenagers are leading the way as these drugs are much easier to obtain than alcohol and other substances. Though most believe that over-the-counter drugs must be harmless, medical science proves otherwise: take a look at the real dangers posed by over-the-counter drug abuse. The Dangers of Over-the-counter Drug Abuse Over-the-counter (OTC) medications are drugs that are available in supermarkets or drugstores without a prescription. These medications are usually safe if taken at the recommended dosages. However, if abused, these drugs can […]
April 30, 2018

Social Acceptance of Alcohol and Treating Alcohol as an Addiction

Social Acceptance of Alcohol and Treating Alcohol as an Addiction Addiction is bad. Few people are going to argue with that statement. From childhood, we learn that addiction is bad, especially drug addiction. We hear the warnings, and we learn that just “saying no” is an important strategy to preventing drug abuse. However, in the case of alcohol abuse and addiction, the use and abuse of alcohol is socially accepted and sometimes even expected. In some cases, the use of alcohol is required. Acceptance is not true with drugs, especially illegal drugs. Illegal drugs are frowned upon and difficult to obtain. Except for certain subcultures, drug use is something that […]