Archive by category Addiction Treatment

Getting help

Using Art as Addiction Therapy

Admitting you have a problem with substance abuse is the first and most critical step in working through your addiction and towards recovery. Moving from admission to help is next. You may be receiving assistance in an inpatient rehab setting, or seeking help through outpatient counseling and support groups. No matter where you are getting […]

Most Addicts Not Receiving the Best Treatment

Most Addicts Not Receiving the Best Treatment

Addiction is a terrible disease. Those living with it struggle with temptations, shame, guilt, poor health, failing relationships, and a number of other issues disruptive to a normal lifestyle. Treatments for addiction that are based on medicine, science, and sound research have been lagging. For decades, addiction has been viewed as a lack of will […]

Media Coverage of Events Can Increase Trauma

During a national disaster, the media is there to tell and show the world the tragedy that is enfolding. With vivid images of fire, explosions, natural disasters, or terrorist attacks the carnage of the disaster enters our living rooms. While the media provides needed alerts, safety information, and helpful resources for the nation, it can […]

Harm Reduction Strategies

All addictions are harmful-physically and mentally-for the addict. Every aspect of the addict’s life is negatively impacted, from relationships to jobs. It is not always possible to completely quit an addiction when going into rehabilitation and recovery, so minimizing the harm impacting the addict and those around him or her is a good step to […]

How Al-Anon Transforms Lives

According to Alanon.org, one out of seven people are alcoholics. For each of these alcoholics, their disease directly impacts 16 other people. With all of the lives alcoholism is affecting, it is no wonder a support group was founded over 60 years ago to help them. Al-Anon is a 12-step program for the friends and […]