December 05, 2011
In the 1980s, the Reagan Administration implemented severe penalties for those who used drugs. “Addicts” as they were labeled, were locked up for lengthy prison terms and weren’t ..
July 21, 2009
Methamphetamine is much different from regular amphetamine pills. Without going into a chemistry lesson, meth is simply a more refined or condensed form of amphetamine. It is much more powerful than ..
July 21, 2009
What can a person do to help a loved one who really needs to be in recovery? Can you afford to pay for an inpatient program? What are the options during these stressful times? Treatment providers ..
August 02, 2008
Previously, we talked about the addict and his ability to conceal his addiction and the cost of his addiction to himself, but what is the cost of his addictions on other people such as his workmates, .
August 02, 2008
These are just some of the things to look out for if you suspect your partner or someone else of being up to no good. 1) Make sure your bills are all paid. If you don't pay them yourself then check ..
July 22, 2008
Twelve million Americans had cosmetic procedures in 2007 compared to two million only ten years ago in 1997. (The procedures included both surgical and non-surgical procedures. ) Our beauty-obsessed ..
July 05, 2008
Dictionary definitions of addiction include: "Compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance (heroin, nicotine, alcohol, etc. ) characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological ..
June 28, 2008
Compulsive spending is a problem that affects millions of people from all walks of life. In a society that actively promotes conspicuous consumption, credit card abuse has reached epidemic ..
June 17, 2008
There is always a lot of debate about this inside the families of Addicts and Alcoholics. Of course, the Users always defend their selves and claim that they can, “quit anytime I decide that I ..
June 09, 2008
Addiction is a bad disease. A really bad disease. Addiction is sneaky and patient; it waits for its victims and subtly takes control of their lives. An addict (an alcoholic is just an alcohol addict) .
June 05, 2008
Yes. . . it's possible! The word “addiction" give us images of people in dark rooms, listening to bad music and sticking needles in their arms, but many addicts can be found in the gym or on ..
May 27, 2008
One of the best things about being an author is meeting new people. I have received wonderful cards and telephone calls since writing my book thanking me for sharing my experience with my drug and ..
May 08, 2008
Though the United States has an unacceptably high number of homeless, very few of us have any concept how terribly frightening and spirit breaking it is to have become one of those lost, stereotyped ..
May 01, 2008
They were your friend, your lover, your child, your parent. You shared your dreams, and desires, the good times and the bad. Your life has progressed from the Friday night parties to really making ..
April 25, 2008
My cousins all dipped tobacco when I was younger. I would often beg my mother to buy me a can of Copenhagen so I could be like my older cousins. I looked up to those guys. They were cool to a country .
April 04, 2008
When we see people turning to drugs and alcohol to escape from their troubles, how do we perceive those people? Do we perceive them as weak? There is usually no empathy from on-lookers. Drugs and ..
March 12, 2008
I often find myself baffled by the alternatives to 12 step Recovery. It's kind of right out of the AA Big Book; “looking for an easier, softer way!" If you really look at what happens to the ..
February 26, 2008
Throughout my childhood, in Missouri, I was given the gift of having a God to believe in! The first “tangeable" gift I ever received was given to me on the day that I was born. It was a King ..
February 10, 2008
Alcoholics Anonymous, Step 4: Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. Using the tree metaphor, this is like looking at the tree and pruning and cutting off the dead branches. ..
February 05, 2008
Denial is the “ego defense mechanism" that allows most casual or recreational users or drinkers to progress from there to Addiction or Alcoholism. Denial is, very early in Addiction, ..
January 28, 2008
The addict brain is a distinct kind. Drug and alcohol abuse causes the brain to release a chemical called THIQ that actually turns a normal brain into an addict brain. The addict brain is typified by .
January 09, 2008
What is the purpose of the treatment program? How does it help people who have a drug or alcohol addiction? Where did it come from and how does it work? These are common questions. For an individual, .
January 02, 2008
"Warcraft Widow" is a term used for the significant other of someone ‘addicted’ to the game of World of Warcraft. The term can be used in jest to let people know that their loved one ..
April 09, 2007
To say that addiction is an issue in modern society is to make a rather major understatement. More and more people are looking to alternative health treatments for a solution. The treatment for ..
March 21, 2007
Quantum physics clearly demonstrates that energy, in one form or another, constitutes the most fundamental building blocks of the universe. To be even more precise, these building blocks, called ..