Abstinence From Drugs of Abuse in Community-Based Members of Narcotics Anonymous Objective: Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is an abstinence-based fellowship with more than 58,000 groups worldwide. There has, however, been little research reported on its members. This study was designed to clarify the nature of the participants in NA who are primarily abstinent, long-term members. Method: …∞
SMART Recovery® (Self-Management And Recovery Training) SMART Recovery® is an international non-profit organization that offers free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups for abstaining from any substance or activity addiction. Donations are requested by passing a hat at meetings. SMART Recovery® helps people recover from all types of addictive behaviors, including: alcoholism, drug abuse, substance abuse, …∞
This has been my experience with Benzodiazapines. I was prescribed the benzodiazepine drug Ativan by a psychiatrist for some depression I was having due to a physical attack I had at work. I was not seeking drugs, I just wanted someone to talk to. He suggested I should really try Ativan, they wouldn’t do anything …∞
TRANQUILLISER – For those who care to hear, I’d like to report my experience with a popular tranquilliser. Sober two years in Alcoholics Anonymous, this form of medication, acceptable to many people, was introduced to me by a physician who seemed to know his business, I was in his care for a kidney ailment and …∞
Ten Percent of American Adults Report Being in Recovery from Substance Abuse or Addiction Data Show More Than 23 Million Adults Living in U.S. Once Had Drug or Alcohol Problems, But No Longer Do Survey data released by The Partnership at Drugfree.org and The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) …∞
I can’t give you advice, but I can tell you I managed to be a raging alcoholic while holding down an extremely demanding job as a family physician, and I believed that I needed alcohol in order to be able to function. I never touched drugs although obviously I had access to them …………. because …∞
Symptoms of getting ready to relapse. Although this is about a relapse into alcoholism, it applies to many other addictions and areas of life, from overeating to relationship, co-dependency and money problems. Learn to recognise the danger signals, your life depends on it. EXHAUSTION – Allowing yourself to become overly tired or in poor health. …∞
Being dependent on others almost comes natural when we are in a state of confusion. We seek others opinions, beliefs, and advice. What others say, if we place them in a position of authority, becomes “The Word.” Unfortunately, the advice and opinion of the other person, is really a form of “approval” that we seek. …∞
Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction This, 30-page, full-color booklet explains in layman’s terms how science has revolutionized the understanding of drug addiction as a brain disease that affects behavior. The ‘Science of Addiction’ booklet discusses the reasons people take drugs, why some people become addicted while others do not, how drugs work …∞
When you love someone who suffers from the disease of addiction you await the phone call. There will be a phone call. The sincere hope is that the call will be from the addict themselves, telling you they’ve had enough, that they’re ready to stop, ready to try something new. Of course though, you fear …∞
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