Personal Goal Of Abstinence Has Best Outcome In Alcohol Treatment

Personal Goal Of Abstinence Has Best Outcome In Alcohol Treatment

As a rule, treatment programs for alcohol abuse/addiction have one of two main goals: establishing drinking abstinence or reducing the harm caused by a client’s/patient’s ongoing alcohol intake. However, irrespective of official program goals, people entering treatment may establish personal goals for successful program participation. In a study published in August 2014 in the Journal […]

Web-Based Training Helps Ease Drinking Problems

Web-Based Training Helps Ease Drinking Problems

Current evidence indicates that a form of experience-centered treatment called cognitive bias modification (CBM) can help people affected by drinking problems. This treatment produces its effects by correcting some of the conscious and unconscious mental habits that support dysfunctional alcohol intake. In a study published in August 2014 in the journal Addictive Behaviors, a multinational […]

Do Drug Addicts Belong In Alcoholics Anonymous?

Do Drug Addicts Belong In Alcoholics Anonymous?

Alcoholics Anonymous has a single purpose: to help the alcoholic. Is AA supposed to be a support group for drug addicts as well? Twelve-step programs have been used to successfully treat many other problems with substance abuse and addictive behavior. The variety of programs ranges from narcotics addiction to food, sex and gambling addictions. Although […]

Signs And Treatment Of Alcohol Withdrawal

Signs And Treatment Of Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol addiction is associated with a multitude of health and quality-of-life problems. Heavy drinking increases the risk of heart disease and several types of cancer, as well as liver disease. In addition, the compulsive behaviors that accompany alcohol addiction often result in broken relationships with family and close friends, as well as financial instability due […]