Find Support for Addiction in 12-Step Programs The reality for someone who suffers from alcohol abuse is if they don’t take the first drink then they will not get drunk. This action is easier said than done. When it comes to alcoholism, the suffering person spends the vast majority of their time thinking about when
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Marijuana and its Impact Upon Driving The data surrounding marijuana and its harmful or non harmful impact upon people continues to be confusing. News of the latest studies is mystifying. Recently, two new reports about marijuana and driving were released, leaving readers scratching their head in confusion. In a “ground breaking new study” reviewed in
Alcohol Abuse in Women and the Risk of Breast Cancer Women metabolize alcohol differently than men. The health risks of dependence and alcohol abuse in women occurs faster than in men and in many cases is more devastating. According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: The damage to a woman’s health due
Drug Rehab: A Therapist’s Perspective When entering a drug rehab program, addicts are first introduced to a therapist who becomes their support and counselor throughout the treatment process. A bond forms between the primary therapist and addict enhanced by the amount of time spent together in treatment as well as disclosure of intimate details to
College Students: Peer Pressure and Substance Abuse In 2001, research found that college students across the nation suffered from drug and alcohol abuse. There were 310,000 students using marijuana, 636,000 using cocaine and heroin and 1,717 unintentional deaths from alcohol related injuries. As a result, numbers have grown of parents seeking addiction treatment for their
There are many health concerns related to heavy alcohol consumption. One of the most debilitating illnesses is Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, also known as wet brain. Wet brain affects males more than females and the sufferer has a 10-20% chance of early death. Stopping alcohol use when the body and brain are dependent on alcohol can result
It’s Not Just a Diet, Is It? A Guide to Eating Disorders and Their Symptoms/Warning Signs The types of eating disorders that people may exhibit can vary depending on a myriad of factors, including: age, personality, and any other mental or physical disorders that may be present. A warped self-image and societal pressures may lure
Introduction to the 12 Step Program The Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) twelve-step program is the most widely attended self-help program for those who are recovering from alcoholism. 12 Step Program have been used to help people recover from a variety of addictive behaviors such as drug and alcohol abuse to compulsive shopping, sex addictions and overeating.
Methamphetamine is a stimulant that is abused by many people across the world, especially in the Western, Midwestern and Southwestern United States. Meth can be found in many forms such as a white powder, a chunky crystalline substance or fitted into pills. It is often referred to as crystal meth, crank, ice, glass, and the
Recognizing Teen Drug Use Knowing whether or not your teenager is abusing drugs can be difficult. Some key signs that your child is abusing drugs or alcohol are as followed: a) Are they starting to isolate in their bedroom more? Addiction is a disease where the person who is suffering tends to isolate. They don’t