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alcohol abuser contemplating using the Sinclair Method

Is the Sinclair Method Effective at Treating Alcohol Addiction?

By Nicole Arzt

While rehab, Alcoholics Anonymous, and a total commitment to abstinence have been the gold standard for treatment, it's not the... Continue Reading

woman practicing MABT

Preventing Relapse With Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy

By Dawn Hurley

MABT appears to be highly effective due to its deep focus on the biological sources of emotions—a prominent source of relapse r... Continue Reading

man coping with impulse control disorder

Treatment for Parkinson’s May Cause Impulse Control Disorders

By Rebecca Kovacs

A progressive disease, Parkinson’s develops slowly over a number of years, affecting the dopamine-producing parts of the brain. Continue Reading

depression-inducing medication

Study Shows Commonly Used Meds May Be Linked To Depression

By Dawn Hurley

Recent research indicates that there is an alarming number of commonly prescribed medications that have been definitively linke... Continue Reading

Two boys sit playing video games at a convention, unaware of the dangers of gaming disorder.

Gaming Disorder: A New Addiction

By Audrey Beim

The World Health Organization (WHO) now classifies video-game addiction as a disease. Continue Reading

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4 Self-Sabotaging Emotional Effects of Alcohol

By Toshia Humphries Toshia Humphries is a Texan freelance writer, artist, life coach and talk radio co-host of Girl Power Hour on Blog Talk Radio.

Whether you’re a one-time user, substance abuser or have crossed the line into chemical dependency, alcohol has a noticeable ne... Continue Reading

recovering addict experiencing the shakes

The Science Behind the Shakes During Alcohol Withdrawal

By Tamara Buchenberger

A not-so-sterile explanation of what detox felt like, what it's called, and what I'm glad not a whole lot of folks had to see f... Continue Reading

recovering addict at peace after overcoming suicidal ideation

How AA Principles Saved Me From Suicide

By Patrick Biegler

According to a 2013 CDC report, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, with over 40,000 people dying ... Continue Reading

Predisposition To Alcoholism: What’s In Your Genes?

By Bill Urell

A predisposition to alcoholism may be contributed by a number of factors including genetic makeup and social or environmental a... Continue Reading

Men and Women in Drug Abuse Treatment Relapse at Different Rates and for Different Reasons

NIDA-supported researchers have found that cocaine-addicted women and men differ in the factors that cause them to relapse, ind... Continue Reading

An AA Explanation Of Craving

This is an explanation of addiction craving founded on the teaching and the book of Alcoholics Anonymous written about 70 years... Continue Reading

Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome

Post acute withdrawal syndrome is a group of symptoms that arise as a drug addict or alcoholic attempts abstinence from their c... Continue Reading

Brain On Methamphetamine: Pet Scan Image

Using Meth doesn’t really ‘take you up’. It decreases memory and reaction time when used over time. Here are PET images compari... Continue Reading

Considering Sponsorship

By Kelly McClanahan

Sponsorship is recommended in treatment and 12-step meetings. When it comes to addiction, a sponsor is not a financial supporte... Continue Reading

Alcohol Addiction: Facts And Myths

Sometimes myths float around for years having everyone convinced of their legitimacy, even though they are terribly wrong or in... Continue Reading

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