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
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.
it’s not just nonalcoholic beer and ‘mocktails’ that is driving the ‘sober curious’ trend. Here’s a look at why many are choosing not to drink these days.
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...
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