Archive for December, 2017

Guys talking about how to curb addiction

Five Decisions That Drive Rather Than Curb Addiction

Five Decisions That Drive Rather Than Curb Addiction The path into addiction always starts with a “substance use” decision.  Whether it is to medicate away the pain, fit in with the crowd, experience euphoria or to drown out emotional discomfort, there is an element of risk associated with consuming any potentially addictive substance. For some unfortunate few, […]

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Coping with an Alcoholic Spouse

COPING WITH AN ALCOHOLIC SPOUSE Marriages are frequently derailed because of an alcoholic spouse.  Even when the partners stay together, the sober spouse instinctively develop defense mechanisms to counter the negative effects of alcohol abuse. And, in cases where the alcoholic spouse is allowed unlimited access to monetary resources, the financial security of the family […]

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5 Ways to Encourage an Addicted Loved One To Enter Rehab

Many people are uncertain about how to help a loved one to escape the addiction trap. Typical default reactions are denial, anger, and silence. It is not uncommon for family members to resort to wishing and hoping that their loved one can muster up the will-power to stop the abuse. If frequent talks, arguments or […]

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What is Dual Diagnosis Treatment and Is It Effective?

What is Dual Diagnosis Treatment? Dual diagnosis treatment is an integrated continuum of care that treats a substance addiction and mental disorder when they occur together. Scientist in search of answers to addiction and the staggering relapse rate following treatment identified a strong connection between mental illness and substance abuse. This led to the development of […]

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