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Posts tagged ‘addiction treatment’

Diagnosing Addiction

Written on: June 29th, 2009 By:

Diagnosing Addiction According to a survey by the Center on Addiction and Drug Abuse (CASA), when it comes to diagnosing addiction a staggering nine out of ten physicians fail to correctly diagnose alcohol or drug abuse even when patients exhibit classic symptoms. Physicians cited numerous reasons for their inability in diagnosing addiction, including lack of […]

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Addiction Rehabiliation

Written on: May 21st, 2009 By:

Addiction Rehabilitation Addiction not only affects the individual, it affects everyone around him or her. Family members, friends, employers all suffer the effects of an individual’s addiction. Addiction is a disease that plagues mind, body and spirit. It has been defined as a disease in that it is chronic, progressive and fatal if left untreated, […]

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Addiction Treatment

Written on: May 21st, 2009 By:

Addiction Treatment When it’s time to get addiction treatment, where do you go for help? How do you know which addiction treatment center is right for you? It’s scary enough to admit you have a problem that you can no longer control, but finding the right place for you can feel overwhelming. Just the idea […]

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Alcohol Abuse

Written on: May 13th, 2009 By:

Alcohol Abuse People who turn to alcohol to deal with life situations, events or problems demonstrate the patterns inherent in alcohol abuse. When alcohol becomes the dominant coping mechanism for dealing with life and life situations, this is called alcohol abuse. Unless someone learns the tools necessary to start dealing with life on life’s terms, […]

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Addiction

Written on: May 1st, 2009 By:

Addiction Whether you struggle with alcoholism or drug addiction, you are fighting a disease that occurs on a three-part level. Addiction is an obsession of the mind, an allergy of the body and a spiritual malady. Addiction has to the power to rob you of relationships, family, career, health and sanity. Most people have to […]

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12 Step Program

Written on: May 1st, 2009 By:

12 Step Program Do you struggle with addiction? While there are many programs available to help overcome addiction, the most successful method has proven to be the 12 step program.  There is a lot of misunderstanding surrounding the 12 step program, most often associated with the founding principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. Over the years, the […]

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Learning Disabilities and Substance Abuse The first question that needs to be answered is, Is there actually a relationship between learning disabilities and substance abuse?  We can feel pretty confident in saying that there is.  What we don’t know is the precise relationship.  So now we need to tackle a more difficult set of problems […]

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Addiction and Teens

Written on: March 9th, 2009 By:

Addiction and Teens It’s not uncommon to see addiction and teens in the same category. Some teen addictions consist of video games and television but they can also include eating disorders or alcohol and drug addiction. Many parents are in denial of teen alcohol and drug addiction, believing that their child may just be struggling […]

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Types of Addiction Counseling

Written on: December 9th, 2008 By:

Addiction counseling can come in the form of intensely faith-based programs, often under the guidance of clergy, for instance. For drug and alcohol addictions, however, it can be particularly beneficial to seek addiction counseling from trained, licensed professionals who know the process of recovery inside and out. It is also beneficial to find a therapist […]

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Addiction Withdrawal

Written on: December 5th, 2008 By:

Every addiction is different and depends upon a variety of factors, including the individual, environment, expectation, chemical make up, type of drug, availability, and development of cross addiction. The circumstance of drug withdrawal follows the same pattern. The severity of symptoms, level of craving, the time it takes to recover or for the drug to […]

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