We admitted we were powerless over mental disorders and substance abuse
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 …∞
Alcoholism and addiction have several common threads with reciprocal recovery principles. In their book, "Rethinking Substance Abuse,” editors William R. Miller and Kathleen M. Carroll to sum up what has been learned about the science of addiction. These are; Drug Use is Chosen Behavior in the Beginning – for experimenting, peer pressure or otherwise its …∞
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The Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean delivered the following Speech on the Occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse The fight against dependency is not a fair one. For dependency is a ravenous beast. It stalks us at every turn, feeding off our fears, …∞
Predictors of 4 year outcome of community residential treatment for patients with substance use disorders. Aims This study examined systematically how predictors of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment outcome worked together over time and identified mediators and moderators of outcome. Design The MacArthur model was applied in this naturalistic study to identify how baseline, discharge …∞
For most people in today’s world, stress is a fact of life. In recovery from substance abuse or codependency it is especially true. Although it is impossible to eliminate all stress from daily life, it is possible to control the effect that stress has on the body & the mind. The first step in managing …∞
Millions of Americans suffer from the psychological and physical disease of alcoholism. The resulting emotionally destructive impact on the children of alcoholic parents and the family unit is enormous. Alcoholic parents usually act out their addiction in one of two negative ways: violent and abusive behavior or emotional unavailability and neglect. People who grow up …∞
The largest single sector of the mental health system in the USA is the self-help movement. 40% of visits are to self-help, 35% for formal mental health, 8% for general medicine, 17% for human service sector. In the 1997 report there was estimated to be 10,000,000 current members of self-help groups in the United States. …∞
Hearing Impairment sign – Image via Wikipedia Getting Help | SAISD. The John L. Norris addiction treatment centre is proud to offer the only inpatient program for the treatment of deaf and hard of hearing persons in New York State and is one of the only six programs in the United States. The length of …∞
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Women in recovery from alcoholism, addiction, gambling, co-dependency and adult children of alcoholism may need to understand and explore their new found libido. This article may help. Your libido is your sexual interest and desire. Loss of libido may be experienced by women before or after menopause and may result in reduced desire and sexual …∞
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