Drug & Alcohol Addiction
What Is Drug And Alcohol Addiction
Drug and alcohol addiction refers to the long-term, pathological use and abuse of alcohol or drugs. An individual abusing drugs and/or alcohol has physical dependence on the substance, and will persists in using despite problems arising from their behavior.
Articles About Drug & Alcohol Addiction
“You’ve Got a Friend” – The Power of Friendship in an Intervention
So, I have been thinking about how my life is blessed. Every once in a while I get to witness how absolutely magnificent friends can be especially when they courageously show up for their best friend whose in need of help. And I smile and sing to myself with warmth...
9 Signs You Have a Toxic Friendship
Not all friendships are wonderful. Here are 9 signs that this is not a friendship for you. The friendship doesn’t feel right. Trust your gut. Something feels uncomfortable in the relationship. It feels awkward when you think about them or talk to them. Their...
How Weather Impacts Addiction and Mental Health: Understanding and Coping with Seasonal Changes
Weather can have a significant impact on our daily lives, from affecting our moods to influencing our behavior. For people struggling with addiction and mental health issues, changes in weather can be especially challenging. Amazingly there can be a thousand words for...
Texas (Houston) – Always Flying Ahead Of The Pack
Had a great conversation with Dr. J. Flowers on Understanding the Human Condition Ep. 77, click here to listen now! Those if you who know me know I have had a long history in Texas. My first experiences with being able to visit Texas was with The Association of...
3 Ways Novelty Creates Lasting Change
The other day I read a wonderful article about novelty by Alane K. Daugherty, Ph.D., who sees the benefit of taking a novel approach to change. She asserts that when we seek newness whether it's taking a different route to work, changing old behaviors or looking at...
2023 New Year, New You, New Hope
So here we are in a New Year and I am not sure exactly what I want to tackle. Looking back on 2022 I experienced a good many things, much that I enjoyed and am proud of. My team and I helped many families. We traveled near and far, touching the lives of others. I was...
Have You Ever Had Peanut Butter Stuck In The Roof Of Your Mouth?
I have! What a messy feeling. It just swirls and swirls and swirls around and you have a hard tie swallowing and getting it out. Have you ever felt stuck? Sometimes I have felt like I have. In fact, I also have felt like I just got caught on sticky paper and not sure...
Is The Crown All Bad? Or Is Being A “Spare” The Way Towards Hollywood Royalty?
This morning my thoughts turned to the royal family, as Netflix starting streaming Harry and Megan's controversial 2-part series. Like so many of the families that we work with, they are full of life, death, lust, infidelity, sibling rivalry, adultery, disappointment,...
REPORT: Drug & Alcohol Deaths on the Rise Among Older Americans
With the holidays coming, an oft-overlooked population is aging adults. Sadly, drug and alcohol deaths are on the rise in older adults. Trauma, chronic pain, and isolation often play a part in an older adult's life. I was even invited to a Pot Party at age 72! Scams...
Bespoke Behavioral Health
As a Clinician-Interventionist, I have the opportunity to work with high-weath clients. These individuals require bespoke concierge service . When I think of the wonderful places that I have and get to collaborate in the United States, JFlowers Heath Institute,...
Additional Resources On Addiction
American Society for Addiction Medicine
Orange County Alcoholics Anonymous
Cocaine Anonymous World Service
Narcotics Anonymous World Services
National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence, Inc.
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Nicotine Anonymous World Service
Apps to Help with Addiction Recovery
The Addictive Personality
Under the Influence
Milam & K. Ketcham
Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.’s “Big Book”)
My Wooky Book
Moments of Clarity
Christopher Crawford Kennedy
Falling Up: A Memoir of Renewal
Learn To Thrive
Does The Noise in My Head Bother You?
How to Break Your Addiction to a Person
Howard M. Halpern
One Day at a Time in Al-Anon
Living With an Alcoholic
The Parallel Process
The Alcoholic Family in Recovery
Stephanie Brown PhD
Stephanie Brown PhD