Fortune, fame, riches, applause – if you think these would be enough to ensure happiness and contentment, then you would be wrong. For all the benefits of glory, and material wealth, what do people do when the world is not enough. The sad fact is that many who have, acquire or achieve positions of fortune and fame, are deeply unhappy inside themselves, turn to drugs and need addict help. Many of us born to a normal mediocrity, in which we don’t have all that we want, but at least have all … [Read more...] about When the World is Not Enough – Addict Help
Children with Traumatic Experiences
Children with a traumatic experience very often need assistance to help them overcome it. Specialists in trauma recovery define traumatic experience to be something physical – such as being in a car accident, nearly drowned, or lost, alone in the woods. People can readily relate to the experience of children who have lost parents or siblings due to natural disasters, such as cyclones, hurricanes, fires or floods. Trauma to kids has to be something that you can see. Following Cyclone Yasi, in … [Read more...] about Children with Traumatic Experiences
Addict Help: Being and Saying Sorry
Being and saying sorry can be a difficult thing to do, particularly where issues of alcohol, drugs and substance abuse is involved.There is often a lot of pain around the problem of addiction – arguments, stress, wounded feelings and emotional tension. People who have run off on their problems, turned to drug use instead, can often need addict help to restore broken relationships, and to create better relationships in the future. If an addict has hurt someone, then they should be encouraged … [Read more...] about Addict Help: Being and Saying Sorry
Getting to Yes Part II – Being Positive
Being positive about the prospect of a successful addiction recovery starts with a decision to use a comprehensive addiction recovery facility. A comprehensive alcohol and drug addiction recovery center provides ample scope for anyone to get addict help – knowing that they will be supported, every step of the way. However, best results will be obtained if you do your best, no matter what, and keep on being positive. An addiction recovery program without the addict is like the sound of one hand … [Read more...] about Getting to Yes Part II – Being Positive
Addict Help: Addiction Triggers and Addiction Recovery
The compulsive nature of addiction triggers needs to be understood if addict help is to be effective and bring about addiction recovery. When people have an addiction, and feel the need to use, it is in response to a call from the body and mind, expressed as feelings of pain and tension – in search of relief and release. The pain and the tension that the addict feels are not addiction triggers, the pain and the tension are merely symptoms of whatever it is that is pushing the addict’s … [Read more...] about Addict Help: Addiction Triggers and Addiction Recovery
Panic Attacks – Symptoms and Treatment – Addict Help
People need addict help for panic attacks if they have turned to substance abuse as a treatment for the symptoms. Few people have escaped feelings of anxiety in situations that are challenging, such as make a speech at a wedding, or when awaiting a new baby. Panic attacks happen when people react with more than usual anxiety in response to life situations that most of us think of as normal. Panic attacks are related to social anxiety, social phobias and are based on fear. Addict help is … [Read more...] about Panic Attacks – Symptoms and Treatment – Addict Help
Help for Oxycontin Addiction: Holistic Help or Heroin?
Getting help for Oxycontin addictionmeans getting holistic addict help, not using heroin as a cure for symptoms of pain and withdrawal. Following a 2007 settlement in which Purdue Pharma settled criminal and civil charges of misleading the public as to the addictive properties of Oxycontin, with the payment of a fine of $634.5 million, Oxycontin is still on the market. In early 2010, the packaging of Oxycontin was changed in an attempt to make this “slow release” pain relief drug actually … [Read more...] about Help for Oxycontin Addiction: Holistic Help or Heroin?
Addict Help: Living with Uncertainty
Nothing is more depressing than living with uncertainty about important issues in life. An inability to tolerate feelings of anxiety, fear and depression arising from uncertainty about the future very often makes people opt for an instant solution, bring about a speedy resolution. Whether the outcome chosen is the best option in the longer term is not the main issue – immediate freedom from stress, and the painful emotions that it brings, is seen as the priority. Using drugs to alleviate stress … [Read more...] about Addict Help: Living with Uncertainty
Addict Help: Teen Depression – Substance Abuse
Teen depression can lead to substance abuse as means of finding relief. Although there is a correspondence as between teen depression and teen suicide, not all teens who feel depressed will necessarily see suicide as a solution to the issues that are making them feel depressed. People feel depressed quite simply when they have expectations and beliefs about how things should be in their world, together with a reality which does not match up to this “ideal” image. When adults get depressed, … [Read more...] about Addict Help: Teen Depression – Substance Abuse
Addict Help – New Year’s Resolutions
Make it top of your New Year’s resolutions to get addict help for problems of drug and alcohol abuse. The Christmas and New Year holiday season is an excellent time to sit back, take a break and think about changes and improvements that we can make in our life for the coming year. The festive season is a time for giving and receiving gifts, showing our appreciation for the love and support we receive from family and friends, and to celebrate. Sometimes we find that the festive season is … [Read more...] about Addict Help – New Year’s Resolutions
Anger and Substance Abuse.
Anger and substance abuse are behaviors that we use when under excessive pressure and tension. It is OK to look at and enjoy aggression on the news, in videos, and interactive war games. We can buy tickets to boxing matches and rough spectator sports. In some ways these interactions help us discharge angry feelings that we have about life in general. However, if we try to discharge our angry feelings more directly, we will find ourselves locked up. Society encourages competition and aggression … [Read more...] about Anger and Substance Abuse.
The Family & Teen Drug Abuse
If a family has got it right, and there is mutual respect and harmony between parents, and their children, and between the children in a family – it is very unlikely to be found that the parents do drugs or that teens will turn to drug abuse, in preference to their families. It is thought that the teenage years are naturally a time of intense emotions and rebellion. In fact, the negative acting out is directly caused by dysfunction in the family. The idea of a teenager having a compulsive need … [Read more...] about The Family & Teen Drug Abuse
Addiction and Anti Social Behavior.
Addiction is regarded as a problem behavior, with addiction to drugs and alcohol seen as having strong associations with antisocial behavior. All addiction is antisocial in that it diverts our attention from positive relationships with others in society, towards our substance of choice. All addicts need addict help. Addicts who use food, or buy consumer goods to feed their addiction are not seen as being antisocial, merely people with a problem. Gaming addiction is not regarded as being anti … [Read more...] about Addiction and Anti Social Behavior.
Addict help – The Emptiness of Drug Use
Getting addict help for drug use brings people into confrontation with feelings of “emptiness”. There is the emptiness and feeling that something is lacking in life that leads to drug use in the first place. There is also a confrontation for the addict that drug use itself is an empty way of being. Giving addicts help to overcome feelings of negativity about both self and drug use is about changing their whole way of being. Many people turn to meditation as a means to release tension and … [Read more...] about Addict help – The Emptiness of Drug Use
Combat Related Substance Abuse – Addict Help
In the USA, 11 research facilities in 11 States will receive $6.m in funding to investigate causes and solutions to the problem of combat related substance abuse, according to National Institutes of Health (NIH) News, August 2010. People with combat related substance abuse need addict help. The basis for this funding is interesting in that it suggests that combat related substance abuse is somehow different from other reasons why people choose to abuse substances, and become addicts in need of … [Read more...] about Combat Related Substance Abuse – Addict Help
Body Therapy and Addiction – Addict Help
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
Addict Help: Reality Shows and Addiction
Do reality shows about addiction provide addict help. Reality shows on television have become popular as entertainment, draw large numbers of viewers and achieve high ratings. Many people follow reality shows with the same enthusiasm that they have about “real” relationships in their lives. There is no doubt that for many people, the cast of characters in their favorite tv shows have become an extension of reality. People following serial dramas await the next episode, fueled by media hype, … [Read more...] about Addict Help: Reality Shows and Addiction
Addict Help: Homeopathy & Addiction
Homeopathy can give addict help in addiction recovery by assisting the body to regularize its biochemical function after drug use. Homeopathy does not make use of drugs and sees any drug use as being harmful to the good health and functioning of our bodies. Homeopathy works by creating dilutions of various substances that create the same symptoms in the body as a toxin or disease. When the body rouses up its immune system in response to the homeopathic treatment, the body has extra capacity to … [Read more...] about Addict Help: Homeopathy & Addiction
Love and Drug Use: Addict Help
Many people feel that love and drug use have been commercially exploited to such an extent that they find it confusing. What is meant by love and why is drug use increasing. When trying to give an addict help it is most important to understand the meaning of love and reasons why people turn to drug use. Recently published research from the University of Windsor, by Professor Reza Nakhaie now confirms what many of us have thought for a long time now – that the best predictor for good health and … [Read more...] about Love and Drug Use: Addict Help
Addiction – The Shadow and the Self
We all have a self and a shadow. The self is everything that we recognize as being “us”, what makes us different and unique from every other person, how we define ourselves. We define ourselves by what we do and how we think – put labels on our self. The labels we use define us – both to our self and to other people. Our shadow is everything that we disown and deny as being part of our self. When we have a good sense of who we are and our position in society we feel secure, and content. When … [Read more...] about Addiction – The Shadow and the Self
Addict Help: Loss, Mourning and Drug Use.
Addict help for drug use can involve dealing with feelings of loss and mourning. Whenever we feel the loss of something valued there is a sense of grief. Mourning is the means by which we get past our grief – and get on with our lives. Mourning is the natural way of dealing with, and healing the pain of separation. We feel a sense of loss with any unwanted separation. When we get rid of a burden, we feel energized – we have a sense of “gain” – escape, freedom. When we lose something important … [Read more...] about Addict Help: Loss, Mourning and Drug Use.
Addict Help: Are You Feeling SAD ?
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is so named as being a depressive mood disorder associated, particularly in Northern European countries with the coming of autumn and the closing in of the winter months with little warmth or sunlight. We all are attuned to natural circadian rhythms of the body which have us "in sync" with the daily rise of the sun, with a natural tendency towards feeling tired and sleepy towards the evening and absence of sunlight. Everyone knows about the difficulties that we … [Read more...] about Addict Help: Are You Feeling SAD ?
Addict Help : Love and Alcohol Addiction.
Many people in a relationship with an alcoholic still love them very much. Even physical and emotional abuse does not make a partner want to give up trying. Unfortunately, it is ultimately the addict’s choice as to whether or not he wants to make the move towards sobriety and recovery from alcohol addiction. When encouragement is given and perhaps an intervention made, yet the person addicted to alcohol chooses not give up their addiction, then it can be a hard choice for a partner to make – a … [Read more...] about Addict Help : Love and Alcohol Addiction.
Addict Help: The Fortress – Emotional Defenses
When the weather is sunny and warm, we don’t go out in a raincoat. When we feel that our neighbors are friendly, we don’t worry too much about fences. Everyone who is born into the world gets an immediate sense of their environment – if it is responsive to our needs, we feel happy, relaxed and content. If however we feel that we are surrounded by disturbing events, an unfriendly environment, we start to put up an emotional shield – sometimes a raincoat will do, sometimes we need solid … [Read more...] about Addict Help: The Fortress – Emotional Defenses
Compulsion : Alcohol and Drug Addiction
Many specialists in the field of addiction still refer to addiction as a choice freely made by the addict, at least in the early stages, while others believe addiction to be an illness or disease over which an addict has little or no control. This variance of opinion would suggest that medical science to date is completely out of its depth when trying to understand, on its own terms, the reasons why people use drugs. Those entrusted with the treatment of addiction by public funding spend … [Read more...] about Compulsion : Alcohol and Drug Addiction
Addict Help: Can the Brain Heal Itself?
In a book called “The Brain That Changes Itself”, Norman Doidge reveals the extent to which the human brain can adapt itself to traumatic events in such a way that anxiety and stress is minimized. The essence of this capacity lies in neuro-plasticity – in other words the ability of parts of the brain to re-model themselves so as best to deal with the conditions of life. Survival is all about protecting individual integrity at both a mental and physical level. If all adaptations of the brain … [Read more...] about Addict Help: Can the Brain Heal Itself?
Addict Help: Drug Use – Making a Healthy Choice.
Very often people envy the lifestyles of the rich and famous with their private jets, nannies for the children and a selection of homes to choose from dotted around the world. Then we read in the papers that their lifestyle is not so idyllic – more often than not these people seem to have troubles and their kids need addict help. Very often these children are found to be playing around with drugs, acting up in nightclubs, getting involved in brawls and traffic accidents, going in and out of … [Read more...] about Addict Help: Drug Use – Making a Healthy Choice.
The Corporate Ladder, Drug Use and the Family.
Our society is full of images of external success - things we must have and aspire to if we want to be a success. Even people who have a strong sense of personal worth and family values, who don't place reliance upon having money for their happiness, are not immune to feelings of how much better things could be if only they had (or could earn or win) a lot more money. Today we "need" to have more things than in previous generations - most of the things that we need today are of recent … [Read more...] about The Corporate Ladder, Drug Use and the Family.
More About Suicide and Drug Use.
Helping people to overcome the desire to suicide is definately about intervention of a positive nature, offering to them a different way of looking at their options. The physical circumstances of the 33 Chilean miners, trapped beneath the ground and unable to escape without outside help and intervention is perhaps a graphic illustration of the dynamic of depression. Covered by a light rock fall, your natural instincts for self preservation will enable you to scrabble and scrape until you can … [Read more...] about More About Suicide and Drug Use.
Addict Help. Drug Use and Suicide.
Drug use and depression are related and suicide can occur if depression becomes too intense. There is a relationship between depression and suicidal thoughts, but not everyone who is depressed will resort to suicide as a final solution to their problems. Using drugs can make people more vulnerable to depression. People are not attracted to drug use unless they are looking for a solution to a problem in their life. Even prescription medications for anxiety and depressive disorders are no … [Read more...] about Addict Help. Drug Use and Suicide.
Drug Use and PTSD – Roads to Recovery Part Two
When a person is involved in traumatic event, it is experienced differently from normal life events. When a person feels under threat or needs to take instant action, the mind and body revert to a more primitive way of functioning that prioritizes survival. Although some circumstances make people go into a state of defensive, numbing shock, the most usual reaction to threat is hyperactivity. Feelings of threat are recognized by the amygdala, and information stored in the hippocampus/frontal … [Read more...] about Drug Use and PTSD – Roads to Recovery Part Two
Drug Use and PTSD – Addict Help. Part One.
There any many sites that deal with the subject of trauma to the integrity of the human psyche. We hope that here you will find what you need to be able to move on with your life. From infancy we need parenting which accommodates to our needs. If we do not get it, we react defensively. This is a healthy function, of a protective nature, like the calluses that appear on the toe that is made to fit into an ill fitting shoe. The human psyche becomes "misshapen" as a sapling bends to the prevailing … [Read more...] about Drug Use and PTSD – Addict Help. Part One.
Addict Help: Drug Use and Graffiti
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
Addict Help – Giving Unconditional Love
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
Addict Help – Alcohol Dependence and Addiction
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
Addict Help. Holistic Intervention and Drug 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
A Final Promise to help an addicted Friend
How do I help my friend who is dying from alcohol addiction? For years—his family, our friends, his wife—we all tried to tell him that he was spiraling downward. He used up all of his sick days and vacation time but then he still kept calling his job to tell them that he wasn’t coming in. Then he lost his job. His wife became the sole breadwinner as he withdrew more and more into drinking. Finally, we could not watch it anymore. We got together, planned an intervention and got him to realize … [Read more...] about A Final Promise to help an addicted Friend
April is Alcohol Awareness Month
Alcohol awareness month came about as a push to educate the general population on the severity and the dangers of alcohol and alcoholism. Every year, more families are affected by alcoholism. In April, there are many campaigns running which give people more of a chance to do something about their alcohol problem. It also educated the loved ones of the alcoholic on how they can help. April is alcohol awareness month. It is a perfect time (before summer months) for people to become aware of just … [Read more...] about April is Alcohol Awareness Month
Drug Rehab Facilities Working through Different States
One of the last things that a person wants to find is that they have a loved one with an alcohol or drug addiction. Unfortunately at some point in this journey we call life, most of us will be affected by either drug or alcohol addiction at least once. It doesn’t necessarily mean that we will become addicts (although the only people exempt from these problems are the ones who don’t indulge in the first place), but it could mean that someone we love is affected. As you know, alcoholism and drug … [Read more...] about Drug Rehab Facilities Working through Different States
Types of Drug Addiction Tests
Drug Addiction is a dangerous stage at which, it’s very difficult for an addict to come out of these drugs. It leads to many serious problems not only for the addicts, but also their family members. The sooner it is diagnosed, better are the chances to get rid off this problem. Nowadays there are various drug addiction tests available, making it convenient for anyone to easily find out whether they are suffering from drug addiction. * Basically, there are five kinds of drug addiction tests that … [Read more...] about Types of Drug Addiction Tests
Alcohol and Drug Addiction Explained
Drug addiction is a state that occurs as a result of excessive and frequent usage of certain substances like alcohol or other illegal and medicated drugs. No one intends to become a drug or alcohol addict but several factors influence them to take such substances followed by the emotional feelings they get after taking them, making people use those drugs frequently and excessively. Those factors differ from individual to individual, but by identifying and taking the appropriate recovery … [Read more...] about Alcohol and Drug Addiction Explained
The Effects of Alcohol on the Brain
The short term effects on the brain are probably the most recognized. They include impaired walking, slurred speech, lowered inhibitions, delayed reactions and blurred vision. Many people, from those having their first drinks to those who drink regularly often experience those primary symptoms. After long term drinking, however, the effects get more damaging. Life threatening diseases can occur after subjecting the body to years of alcohol abuse. Warning signs that the body is beginning to … [Read more...] about The Effects of Alcohol on the Brain
Alcohol Turns A National Hope To A Corpse
For more than 18 years of his life Joel had worked hard both in his primary level education and in high school. Indeed, in January 2nd 2006 his name was in the local daily. It was all about “Joel tops once again”. It is usually unusual for someone to top national examination both in the primary level and secondary level. Joel had done it. His parents were overjoyed. They thought he would be a blessing. His three brothers had indeed disappointed the parents who were peasant farmers, by their … [Read more...] about Alcohol Turns A National Hope To A Corpse
Drug and Alcohol Intervention Process
Intervention is the process which helps those people who are suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. For this intervention process, highly skilled counselors are used and it even can be done by the person itself. When you ask a drug addict the reason why he was addicted, he would blame others for his mistake. One should always remember that drug addicts are also humans and they should be given proper rights and privileges. For people who are addicted to drugs, the best way to control them is … [Read more...] about Drug and Alcohol Intervention Process
Should a Former Drug Addict Drink Alcohol?
In reality, giving up drugs and taking up alcohol is a little like giving up cigarettes and taking up smoking cigars. Alcohol is a drug; it is just in liquid form. While there is a chance, albeit small, that no harm would come from it, chances are an alcohol addiction would be formed. If the former drug addict thinks back to Detox and considers if that is something they may have to do again for alcohol, the answer will probably be no. There is always help available to those who are tempted by … [Read more...] about Should a Former Drug Addict Drink Alcohol?
The Dangers of Beer Pong
My friends and I have played Beer Pong since our junior year of high school. We would all spend the night at one of three houses; one, where the parents were so cool they bought our beer for us, one where the single mom was always out on dates, and one where the dad worked 24 hour shifts sometimes as a firefighter. Alcohol abuse is more dangerous than you think! This went on for a couple of years and when we graduated and went to college, it was even more fun because we could do so in the … [Read more...] about The Dangers of Beer Pong
The Gravity of Alcohol Addiction and Withdrawal
Alcohol abuse for a long period of time may result into many mental health effects. Alcohol addiction and withdrawal is any condition that leads into the continued consumption of alcoholic beverages regardless of the resultant health problems and any unwanted social consequences and thereafter the quitting leading to grave symptoms. The effects of alcohol addiction and withdrawal can be classified into two main categories: physical health effects and social effects. The health effects brought … [Read more...] about The Gravity of Alcohol Addiction and Withdrawal
Is Alcoholism a Disease?
For years, alcoholism has been called a disease. The fact is that it does run in families, but that only proves it is genetic and not a disease. The problem with calling alcoholism a disease is that it strips the individual of any power over the alcoholism. The truth is, the person who has the alcoholism is the only one with the power to take control of their life and quit drinking. The alcoholic is not helpless, they can recovery by choice. The twelve step programs require as the number one … [Read more...] about Is Alcoholism a Disease?