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
From Joseph Sheep and Rabbits to Charlie’s Pizza and the Farmers’ Plight: The Yankton Mental Health Conference
Thanks to psychiatric nurse Dale Knode and Paradigm Treatment Centers, I had the opportunity to keynote and present three times at the Yankton Mental Health Conference. The audience was 250 strong and was comprised of counselors and mental health workers across the...
Can you believe I was invited to a pot party at 72? Today I experienced a first. I was invited to a pot party. Not just any party, a high school reunion party. It started out harmless. One kind fellow from my high school offered his beautiful home to host a Southern...
A recent client of mine, Stacey, was ambivalent about seeking help for her mother, Catherine. She wasn’t sure how to approach the issue. Stacey, a busy mom herself with four kids, a husband and a side career didn’t have time to deal with what was developing with her...
My head is swirling in disbelief. My heart is aching. Each day hundreds of our young ones are dying from alcohol, tobacco, opioids and other drugs. Anxiety and teen depression rates are soaring. Marijuana is legal and is being touted as a drug for the rich and famous....
Holiday season is upon us and everyone knows about the Twelve Days of Christmas. In the spirit of this, I’d like to share with you Thirteen Things to Check Out to Stay Strong in Recovery. Long before anyone takes a drink or uses a drug, the signs of relapse rear their...
Addiction affects loved ones differently, but it’s always a struggle to navigate any relationship with an alcoholic or addict. While teens struggling with alcoholism and drug abuse can be extremely difficult for parents, the situation becomes even trickier when the...
By Louise Stanger Ed.D, LCSW, CDWF, CIP & Roger Porter When there is a new shop that opens in West Hollywood, I make a point of paying a visit - a way of sizing up the new neighbors. For this visit, I strolled past Gelsons, heading east down Santa Monica Blvd.,...
The Importance of the Right Treatment Center It’s important to choose the right treatment facility for a speedy and successful recovery from a drug addiction. It’s perhaps the most crucial decision to make especially if a loved one is suffering from drug use, alcohol...
With an estimated 1.1 million heavy alcohol users and 28.6 illegal drug users, most people know someone that's addicted to drugs or alcohol. If you're watching a loved one struggle with addiction, you may be wondering what you can do about it. You may even be...
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