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
Colleges all over the nation are getting ready for students to return to campus. The return of students to in-person classes and dorm living will usher in the return of parties. Often, alcohol is the main event of the party, but drugs will also be on the scene. It...
The Overdose Death Toll is Staggering. Last week, the US Centers for Disease Control released national data that confirms almost 30% increase in deaths by drug overdose. Tragically, over 93,000 people died from overdoses in 2020. This is the highest number of...
When I was growing up, I used to look up to my mother in awe. She was stunning with her hair drawn back in a chignon, dressed in original long, flowing dresses, nails perfectly manicured in a bright red hue. As she sashayed across the room with a whiskey sour in one...
Over the last few months, there is not a week that goes by that we do not get a phone call from a distraught family whose young adult has turned into a roaring lion as a result of abusing cannabis (usually 97% Sativa) and other drugs (Adderall, Ambien, cocaine etc.)....
Substance induced sleep disorders are common and recognized by the DSM5. Here are some treatment options as well as tips for how to get a good night’s sleep.
What’s A Country To Do? Addressing Overdoses, Mental Health and Increased Alcohol and Drug Use in COVID-19
Overdoses In The Media Over the past month we have witnessed the devastation that alcohol and other drugs have caused for so many families. First it was Harry Brandt, age 24, a young and upcoming model and son of supermodel Stephanie Seymour, who died in an...
Super Bowl Sunday is one of the most-watched sporting events of the year. It’s also a triggering day for those in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. Here’s how to navigate game day this year.
Families so often want to wait till after the holidays to have their loved ones go to treatment. Through the years I have often wondered what the wisdom is in that. Truth is most folks who have a loved one with a substance use disorder, process disorder or chronic...
The tragic death of Zappos founder who aimed to Deliver us Happiness, Tony Hsieh is alas just another example of how wealth and power does not preclude others from being surrounded by folks who feed one’s addiction in exchange for goods and services. As Forbes...
Well I hope that got your attention! As many of you know: I am a huge country fan I took time out of my busy schedule to take photos with Blake Shelton and Keith Urban at the CMAS a few years ago I want you to be “Happy" Anywhere in Covid And to remember when “We...
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The Addictive Personality
Under the Influence
Milam & K. Ketcham
My Wooky Book
Moments of Clarity
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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
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One Day at a Time in Al-Anon
Living With an Alcoholic
The Parallel Process
The Alcoholic Family in Recovery
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Stephanie Brown PhD