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
The other morning, I received a frantic phone call. A young college student who after night of smoking pot and drinking alcohol did not want to live. God must have been on our side as I was able to call 911 and the police were able to get there in time and help this...
Life is so precious. Over the last month, I have traveled hither and yon from West Palm Beach, Florida to Morgantown West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Penna with Houston, Texas and Salt Lake City and ending Los Angeles before returning home to the desert TRAVEL Over the...
Inside The Goldfinch: How Sudden Death and Trauma Influences Addiction; Louise Stanger Ed.D, LCSW,CDWF, CIP and James Flowers PHD, LPC-S
The other day my good friend and colleague Dr. James Flowers (J Flowers Health Institute) and I were discussing the eloquence of the movie The Goldfinch, a drama with enthralling force and acuity depicting how early childhood trauma may lead to addiction and the...
Halloween is fast approaching, and it is the one time a year everyone is given permission to hide behind a mask of their choosing. Which has me considering, what kind of masks do we put on (all year long) that allow us to hide behind who we truly are Consider this,...
A new twist in the evolving opioid epidemic that flared up in regions across the United States a few years ago has clinicians and health professionals like myself hopeful that an end is near. The epidemic, which peaked at claiming 72,000 lives in 2017, has grown to be...
Dear Readers, Recently a friend sent me these words of wisdom. It moved my heart and so reflected how I felt about this year that I have chosen to start of this blog with these words. “A lot can happen in a year. People die. You outgrow old friends and get tired of...
Listen to Dr. Stanger's visit on the Addiction Unlimited podcast with Angela Pugh, where they discuss addiction, recovery and how interventions are an invitational process. frameborder="0" scrolling="no" Click here to enjoy the full podcast on...
In early recovery, the many perpetual issues couples face may seem more visible. Learn the types of relational problems folks – in or out of recovery – can experience.
Question: What do yo-yos, baby sharks, bowling, virtual reality, basketball games, and behavioral health care professionals have in Common? Answer: Ward Blanchard-- innovator, inspirer and collaborator. Little did I know when life took a side turn and I traveled to...
Wondering if you or a loved one may identify as an Adult Child of an Alcoholic? Know the signs and that both hope and healing are available.
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