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
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...
I have been writing about marijuana for many years And it is no secret I am not a fan of marijuana consumption and am baffled by the many, many clients I serve who think its ok for their loved one to use while locked inside their bedroom losing themselves. I don’t...
Being in recovery from alcohol or other drugs does not guarantee that you and your husband, wife, partner, son or daughter will not face issues in your relationship. Couples often come to us seeking help because everything else they have tried has not worked. It can...
Uncle Kracker had a hit song that he wrote in 2001, describing his love affair with heroin. Sadly, he also had made the news in 2007 for an arrest that indicated he may not have been completely over all the trials and tribulations he would face on his journey. And he...
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...
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