Addiction Recovery

Safety First: A Reality-Based Approach to Teens, Drugs, and Drug Education

Our children and youth are our most precious gifts in life. It’s our job as parents and educators to keep our children safe by teaching Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention. We have learned that our children and youth of the world are inquisitive, that many will experiment with alcohol and drugs, and that they are not necessarily naive. Drug education in the past hasn’t worked for many people and it’s time to take a different approach.

Safety First is a realistic approach to Drug Education which entails knowledge, communication, listening on our part, honesty on their part as well as ours, and safety where drugs and alcohol are concerned. Telling our children and youth that drugs are ‘bad’ and ‘just never do them’ doesn’t work. It’s time to be ‘real’ with them and allow them to be ‘real’ with us.

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Determining Risk for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

If you have ever wondered or worried that you or someone you care about had the potential to abuse Alcohol and become dependent someday, review these common symptoms. Being aware of the symptoms of alcoholism can help you determine if you or someone you care about has a problem with alcohol. Many times being aware of the symptoms is all it takes when determining the need for help and Treatment.

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Stress Management in Recovery

Stress plays a big part in everyone’s life and most of us don’t know how to manage it. During times of stress people who abuse Drugs or Alcohol tend to reach for a drink or get ‘high’ because this is and has been their ‘vice’ for stress. When an individual is working toward sobriety and recovery, their ‘vice’ is no longer there. It is imperative to their recovery to learn new healthy and positive ways to manage stress.

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Myths and Facts about Addiction and Treatment

There is so much information out there today regarding Addiction and Treatment for Substance Abuse. Much of this information is conflicting and sometimes makes it hard for an individual to decide if they need or even want Addiction Treatment. Here we put the myths to rest and give you the ‘true facts’ when referring to Addiction and Treatment for Substance Abuse.

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Symptoms of Addiction: Loss of Control

Many people are unsure if they or someone they care about is actually Addicted to Alcohol or Drugs. Loss of Control has a lot to do with Addiction. The following questionnaire will help you understand the meaning of ‘Addict’ and Addiction’ and if answered ‘honestly’, will help you determine if you have formed an addiction to Drugs or Alcohol.

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Abstinence vs Recovery

Many people confuse Abstinence with Recovery when referring to drug or alcohol dependency and addiction. Abstinence takes place at the beginning when an addict chooses to stop abusing a substance and Recovery requires many important complex steps that at times may be complicated but necessary to not only be physically recovered but emotionally and Spiritually Recovered.

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Understanding and Moving Through Denial

Denial is a big part of addiction but quite often the word ‘Denial’ gets confused with the word ‘lying’. Many times Denial is a defense mechanism we use when we feel threatened or intimidated. When we refer to Addiction & Denial, there are many forms denial can take and it’s important to understand the differences. This is important in order to help oneself who is suffering from Addiction or someone we care about.

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Definitions & Characteristics of Addiction

There are many ways to define Addiction and the symptoms accompanied by Addiction, some definitions are better than others. Here you will find several really good descriptions and the characteristics that apply. Defining Addiction can be very complex but here you will find what I feel are very good descriptions of Addiction and the distinguishing characteristics that follow. How many legitimate definitions of addiction are there? There are hundreds—literally hundreds. Which one is the best?
Actually, there are several good ones. Read on.

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A Review of Gibson Recovery Center

If you or someone you know needs help because of alcohol dependence or drug abuse you know how difficult it can be to just stop on your own without help. It’s not easy to change negative unhealthy behaviors when it comes to addiction because it’s such a powerful illness that takes over your whole life. Drug and alcohol dependence affects people in all walks of life and age is no exception either. There are many people in all age groups needing professional help for substance abuse because they don’t have the skills or tools they need to overcome their addiction.

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A Review of Angels of Victory in Home Detox

Detoxification is the first step toward recovering from alcohol dependence or drug addiction but because this process can be so unpleasant and uncomfortable, many people avoid getting help. It’s not just young people that are in need of detox and treatment today for substance use, many young and older adults from all walks of life do too.

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