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
There is not any one I know that doesn’t have questions about their loved one when there loved one is in therapy or in treatment. It's natural to want to reach out and talk with your loved one's counselor -to know what is going on. Do any of these thoughts sound...
Lately I have been thinking about what prompts reckless behavior. We all know that in the past 4 months we have been cautioned to act with reserve, to stay put, to social distance and to wear masks. However, life is messy, and events have occurred which have served as...
Addiction to drugs or alcohol is a struggle that impacts millions of people and families all over the world. A 2017 National Survey on Health and Drug Use indicated that approximately 21.5 million people living in the United States above the age of 12 suffered from a...
This morning I was drinking my coffee and reflecting on my family, my work and you dear friends. I wondered do I truly hold space for those I love and care for and work with. In the addiction and behavioral health field we talk a lot about being in gratitude, of doing...
Just today I was talking to Yassi, a part-time comedian and all around good woman that’s Shelby’s Stanger’s best friend. I asked her how life was going at Wind and Sea - an idyllic spot in La Jolla, California where folks come and go walking their golden retrievers...
Are Addiction and Mental Health Interventions still possible in the age of social distancing? To alleviate your concerns I want all of you to know: Yes, Interventions can and are still occurring and recovery coaching is available Yes, your loved one still can get help...
Thanks goes out to my colleagues Tian Dayton PHD , Dr. James Flowers and Recovery coaches David Malow and Shayne Anderson for their thoughtful contributions as well National Institute of Drug Abuse ( NIDA ) Dear Ones Each day the anxiety meter rises as we take more...
None of us will get through life without a few scrapes, some losses, some wins. Sometimes things just hurt us, part of being human is experiencing pain. Most of us are in the same boat. When we are suffering or going through painful things, it's helpful to have a...
A Tornado Of A Childhood Last week a wonderful family called me. They were worried about their little boy. Both parents were in recovery and had grown up in alcoholic families. They were concerned about their child. He was 7 and every night he awoke with terrors of...
Last week I received a phone call from a distressed wife who asked me about her successful husband who she described as a high functioning alcoholic with narcissistic tendencies. It got me thinking about how we often sweep addiction and mental health problems under...
Additional Resources On Addiction
The Addictive Personality
Under the Influence
Milam & K. Ketcham
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