Can body therapy provide addict help in overcoming addiction. Alternative health practitioners who use massage, acupuncture, chiropody, dance and exercise as a means of improving the health of the body often recommend body therapy as a remedy for addiction. People who suffer from any type of compulsive disorder, such as drug or alcohol addiction often find that they feel “better” as a result of body therapy. People feel better and gain relief from feelings of stress when they involve themselves … [Read more...] about Body Therapy and Addiction – Addict Help
When people want to help someone with dependence or an addiction to drugs or alcohol they will need to intervene. Attempts by those closest to an addict are notorious for failure. Trying to tell a son, daughter or a spouse, or someone in the workplace that they need addict help is likely to lead to rage and anger, complete denial and sometimes physical violence. The destructive presence of addiction in the home or workplace can become more intense as a result of an individual trying and failing … [Read more...] about Addict Help : Professional Intervention : Holistic Detox and Rehab
When young people write up graffiti on public and people's property it causes anger and frustration. It costs the community time and money to remove the nuisance of graffiti. The strategies used to reduce graffiti are basically "zero tolerance" with strict enforcement of the law. Communities address the problem of graffiti in a paramilitary style. How many see those who do graffiti as needing to be recognised, to be noticed, to be part of the community. How many see graffiti as a cry for help. … [Read more...] about Addict Help: Drug Use and Graffiti
People today who turn to drug addiction complain that they are not heard –that no one is willing to listen to them talk about their problems, and fair enough, we all have our share – who can take any more on board? When faced with someone and their problems our tendency is to try and quickly fix it, to try and make them feel better. Other people’s problems are often treated by people in a superficial way – it takes time to become involved with other people’s problems and it can be emotionally … [Read more...] about Addict Help: Are You Willing to Listen?
Hobson was a horse dealer. He found that when regular customers came to choose a horse for hire, they preferred to take the best, so that some horses became overworked and others were not used at all. To resolve the problem Hobson decided that all customers would in the future take the first horse that was offered to them. Customers of course had the right to refuse, but in practical terms the customers had no alternative. If they wanted a horse then they had no choice but to accept the one that … [Read more...] about Addict Help – Is Addiction Hobson’s Choice?
There is no doubt that love has become the most used and abused word in our language. Advertising plays upon erotic and parental love - desire and fulfillment of needs. Subliminal messages say - if you love them, then you will buy them this product or that, depending on the season. It is important when trying to give an addict help to remember that money can’t buy love. Love between people has nothing to do with the money that you spend, the value of the home you live in, or your position in … [Read more...] about Addict Help – Giving Unconditional Love
When do you need addict help for alcohol dependence or addiction? The problem of alcohol abuse is that so many people use it. Alcohol is used on so many occasions that people who choose to be teetotal and not drink at all have to constantly defend their position and use a variety of excuses as a reason to abstain. People use alcohol to help them cope with a life that really is too stressful. Marketing by the liquor trade is inventive and alluring - life is just real "cool" when you have a drink … [Read more...] about Addict Help – Alcohol Dependence and Addiction
Intervention is a way of giving an addict help to become free of drug addiction. It is a means of confronting the drug addict with the fact that they have a problem, and offering support for recovery. Those closest to a drug addict will have already had experience of confrontation with the addict, and realize that trying to give addicts help with their addiction has about as much chance of success as trying to separate a hungry dog from its bone – and as much risk of injury. Addicts locked … [Read more...] about Addict Help. Holistic Intervention and Drug Addiction
Substance abuse intervention is the single most effective way for families and friends to help a loved one suffering from drug or alcohol addiction who is in denial. Confronting an addiction is not easy and some addicts are in denial or refuse anyone’s help, which is why some people need substance abuse intervention. There are a number of misconceptions as to what a substance abuse intervention really is. Some people think that it’s an ambush or an uncaring attack. Actually, a carefully planned … [Read more...] about When Does an Addict Need an Intervention to Help Them?