The Three Basic Steps of Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Alcohol Addiction or Drug Addiciton

May 12, 2008

California has a major substance abuse problem, but at the same time, it also has major remedial machinery in place. There are drug and alcohol rehab centers in California in almost every city and region and collectively these places see about 185,000 admissions each year. Certainly this number is astronomical, but California is doing more than its best to rid itself from the substance abuse problem.

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People over 65 are High Risk Groups for Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Addiction

May 2, 2008

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Alcoholism is not just a problem of the young and the active working population of the world. It is also a very rampant geriatric problem all over the world.

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Substance Abuse Resources-How Alcohol Addiction Damages the Global Economy

April 30, 2008

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This might be a very expansive topic to speak about, but it is still important to know that alcohol addiction is not an individual, or even a family, problem. This is a national problem, and you won’t be at fault if you consider it to be a global problem too.

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Root Causes of Alcohol Abuse

April 5, 2008

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One of the most important things that is done in alcohol rehabilitation treatment programs is discovering why an addict began drinking excessively in the beginning. Until this issue is resolved, making real progress can be difficult.

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Addiction Recovery is a Science

March 20, 2008

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Addiction recovery is a science. It is based in years of experience helping those in need of drug or alcohol rehabilitation. No one ever hopes for another person to struggle with addiction. You can thankful, however, for those that suffered before you. They have laid the foundation that makes drug treatment program successful for so many like you today. We know that you are unique. That no addict before you, or any that will come after you, are exactly like you. But their experiences, both in use and in recovery, can help you find drug rehabilitation. Read more

Help for Adult Children of Addiction

March 18, 2008

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Adults who grew up in a home with alcoholism or drug addiction should realize the importance of seeking help for themselves. Regardless of whether the parent still suffers from addiction or is even in the child’s life, this situation can cause lifelong pain. Living in a dysfunctional family, instability, anger, feelings of abandonment, repressed emotions, and many other issues need to be worked through. Read more

Dependence is Both Physical and Psychological

March 16, 2008

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Drug addiction is more than a physical dependence on a substance. When one has a drug addiction, they are dependent on the substance psychologically as well as physically. Drug abuse has increased over the past several years and is not limited to only a certain economical and social cultures, as believed by many. Drug abuse affects individuals of all walks of life. Read more

Is Addiction Genetic?

March 14, 2008

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Alcoholism and drug addiction appear to run in families, but is it really a genetic disease? According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “addiction has a moderate to high heritable component.” This helps to explain why some people can abuse certain substances and quit relatively easily, while others go through addiction treatment programs multiple times and still relapse. Some people become addicted the first time they try a drug, but other people can be casual users. Read more

Misperceptions

March 13, 2008

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There are a lot of common misperceptions about drug addiction and the treatment of drug abusers. While everyone agrees in that drug use is bad the public associates the problems of most addicts with drugs. The war on drugs was the big push in the 80’s and 90’s. While that movement was beneficial, it was mostly beneficial in showing us that we were attacking the wrong portion of the problem. The majority of the problems when it comes to substance abuse result from the addiction not from the drug. Read more

Early Intervention is Best

March 12, 2008

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Family and friends often are not sure how to handle a loved ones’ addiction problem. The best time to encourage an individual to seek treatment for their drug and alcohol abuse is as soon as possible. The faster the person seeks addiction treatment, the easier and more effective it will be. Alcohol and drug addiction does not just go away or get better on its own. The recovery process requires work, preferably with the support of loved ones.

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