Already on ArticleSlash?

Forgot your password? Sign Up
 Article Directory   Author   Bill Urell
 

Bill Urell  RSS Feed

Published Articles:32
Total Article Views:14,484 (unique visitors)
Total Article Rank:3.4 /5 (5 Ratings)
Bill Urell
(USA)Author

Bill Urell's Articles

Articles by: Bill Urell

Recent Articles

Abstinence in Drug Addiction and Alcoholism - Am I Cured?

For those in drug and alcohol addiction recovery, sure as the sun will rise tomorrow, this thought will arise sooner or later: “I haven't had a drink or a drug in a while, I wonder if I am ..
(October 22, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | Self-Improvement/Addictions | Visitors: 311

Overcoming Alcoholism - What Are the 5 Essential Mindsets in ..

Millions of people are overcoming alcoholism on a daily basis: unfortunately, it is a very difficult task to accomplish without having the pieces in place. In order to start abstinence and move into .
(September 07, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | Self-Improvement/Addictions | Visitors: 271

Drug and Alcohol Relapse Prevention - 5 Solutions to Common ..

Drug and alcohol relapse is a fact of life for many people in addiction recovery. Relapse prevention is the strategy to interrupt the process before return to use occurs. Though figures vary, the ..
(August 23, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | Self-Improvement/Addictions | Visitors: 209

Relapse Prevention - Are You Clear on These Key Concepts of ..

Knowledge of relapse and relapse prevention concepts is a critical piece of the recovery picture. What you don't know can kill you. Part of the definition of addiction to alcohol and drugs includes ..
(August 19, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | Self-Improvement/Addictions | Visitors: 392

Relapse Prevention - Common Causes of Relapse in Each Phase of .

Despite the best of intentions, a large number of people entering addiction recovery will relapse. Addiction recovery can be looked at as having 3 phases, each with its goals and growth ..
(August 12, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | Self-Improvement/Addictions | Visitors: 325

Place A Wager, Are You Betting On A Gambling Addiction?

Roll the dice - you might make a score. The lure of quick cash is very powerful. Most gamblers get hooked by one big score, but when they try to repeat their luck, no luck. That is how gambling ..
(March 30, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | Self-Improvement/Addictions | Visitors: 220

Do You Know The Difference Between Healthy And Unhealthy Guilt?

Guilt is the emotional reaction people may feel if they believe they are directly or indirectly responsible for something bad happening. Feelings of guilt arise when you feel bad about your behavior ..
(April 08, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | Self-Improvement | Visitors: 518

Is Perfectionism Holding You Back?

Perfectionism may seem like a desirable trait to have, but it can often turn into more of an obstacle than an asset. When you consider the fact that no one is perfect, perfectionists are setting ..
(April 30, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | Self-Improvement | Visitors: 252

Spirituality in Addiction Recovery - How Can it Help?

Asking 100 people to define spirituality will produce 100 different answers, yet most agree it is a needed component in addiction recovery. How can you define your spirituality? A great way to ..
(August 04, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently 2.00/5
 | Self-Improvement/Addictions | Visitors: 340

Drug and Alcohol Relapse Prevention - 3 Symptoms of Relapse ..

Many people in addiction recovery relapse. Quite often the relapse symptoms are identifiable and the relapse is preventable knowing what to look for, and what to do. There are many, many signs and ..
(August 04, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | Self-Improvement/Addictions | Visitors: 376

Social Drinker, Alcohol Abuse, Or Alcoholic - Where Do You Fit .

The majority of people who drink alcohol can do so with few or no problems. When problems do start occurring they can rapidly escalate. for these people the drinking problem is progressive, it gets ..
(August 05, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | Self-Improvement/Addictions | Visitors: 380

Alcohol Abuse Signs and Symptoms 7 Signs of Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol abuse is certainly different from having an occasional drink or being a social drinker. People who come to have difficulties with alcohol generally follow a progressive path. What may start ..
(June 21, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | Self-Improvement/Addictions | Visitors: 1793

Alcoholics Anonymous Who Can Join AA?

In Alcoholics Anonymous or AA, there is only one requirement to attend any meeting. You do not have to sign up, pay money, or even talk if you don't want to. You can go and just listen. Anominity is .
(July 01, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | Self-Improvement/Addictions | Visitors: 267

Drug Abuse Or Drug Addiction The Physical Signs

Drug abuse or drug addiction produces significant and identifiable physical signs. Recognition of these is often the first step towards helping this person towards recovery. The sooner these signs ..
(July 02, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | Health-and-Fitness/Substance-Abuse | Visitors: 798

Relapse Prevention Dangerous Symptoms and Signs of Drug and ..

The drug or alcohol relapse process has certain signs and symptoms that must be addressed before actual use of drugs and alcohol reoccurs. Relapse prevention is all about interrupting the process ..
(July 05, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | Self-Improvement/Addictions | Visitors: 1568

Problem Drinking, Alcohol Abuser Can You Just Cut Down, Or ..

Can problem drinkers or alcohol abusers back up and continue with controlled drinking? It depends on what point in a time line we are looking at. To answer this, we have to be very careful of terms ..
(July 12, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | Self-Improvement/Addictions | Visitors: 843

Addiction Recovery and Self Efficacy What is Self Efficacy and .

High self-efficacy in addiction recovery can greatly increase the likelihood of long lasting sobriety, But what is it? Self-efficacy is a fancy way of saying that one has belief in their ..
(July 21, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently 5.00/5
 | Self-Improvement/Addictions | Visitors: 1088

8 Tips to Stop Self-Sabotaging and Self-Defeating Behaviors

Are you engaged in self-defeating and self-sabotaging behavior? Do you tend to end up with a mess when things started out so well? I am a big believer in the idea that every action we take is done ..
(June 19, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | Self-Improvement | Visitors: 234

7 Tips To Buying The Perfect Prom Dress

Your prom is likely going to be one of the most memorable nights of your life. So, you want to wear an equally-memorable prom dress for your special night. Just as you will remember your prom night ..
(February 28, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | Shopping-and-Product-Reviews/Fashion-Style | Visitors: 329

Do You Make These 10 Common Thinking Errors?

There are certain mindsets or points of view that can be counter-productive to good communication. These errors in thinking, and if taken to the extreme, can inhibit both personal growth and growth ..
(July 02, 2007)
 | 
  • Currently 4.00/5
 | Self-Improvement | Visitors: 245

Is It Time To Get Into Addiction Treatment?

Drug addiction treatment is available to assist any individual with an addiction or substance use problem. Each treatment is based on each person's needs so that they can learn to control their ..
(February 08, 2007)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | Self-Improvement | Visitors: 255

Selecting The Right Drug Rehab, 10 Key Questions Begging To Be .

For most people, selecting the right alcohol or drug rehab program may be an intimidating and emotional task. This may be an area where they have little or no knowledge. It is important to select the .
(February 27, 2007)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | Self-Improvement | Visitors: 338

Which Drug Rehab Or Alcohol Treatment Level Of Care Is Best?

Before we look for a drug rehab or alcohol treatment program, we have to look at the level of care needed and assess the severity of the problem. Just as there are various levels of use of mood ..
(March 02, 2007)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | Self-Improvement | Visitors: 317

5 Phases Of Recovery

Here one way to look at phases of recovery, milestones to mark your progress. Addiction recovery can be thought of as moving through these five phases: 1. Admission of a problem This is the key ..
(March 15, 2007)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | Self-Improvement | Visitors: 644

The Principles Behind The 12 Steps Of Addiction Recovery

The principles of the 12 steps can be very difficult or very simple to understand. This is an effort to simplify the meaning of the principles of the 12 steps for those who may be having difficulty. ..
(April 30, 2007)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | Self-Improvement | Visitors: 301