Let me clear up some confusion. There are various names for similar recovery organizations. You might hear "self-help group" "support group" "12-step" or even "peer group". In the medical community they call it Mutual Aid Support. That sounds a little clunky to my ear, but okay, I can go with it. What do these groups do? These groups normally … Continue reading Recovery, Support and 12-Step Groups
The rich, the famous … the non-drinkers?
I am surprised to learn that there are many famous people who don't drink alcohol -- or never tried it. These celebs are not sober because they suffered from alcoholism or drug addiction - they were just never interested. A few names you might know: Abraham Lincoln, Jennifer Lopez, Donald Trump, Dane Cook, Jennifer Hudson, Penn (from Penn … Continue reading The rich, the famous … the non-drinkers?
Methadone Maintenance Treatment ….
Is Methadone Treatment right for you? Read more and find tons of information on our 800 Recovery Hub website.
Wondering what Suboxone® is?
Suboxone® is a medication that is used to treat addiction. Read more about Suboxone and addiction problems at our main site.
Recovery, Resources and Drug Awareness
I just realized it September, which means it is *Recovery Month. Last year I set off to write an article on the “event” and got side tracked. The topic ended up being about an organization called the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. This year, I am going to stay focused and provide a … Continue reading Recovery, Resources and Drug Awareness
Medication for Addiction – Naltrexone (Part 1)
Fast Facts about Naltrexone on 800 Recovery Hub What is Medication Treatment for Addiction?
Your loved one is entering a rehab program …
What to expect The first thing to remember is that Drug Addiction (or Alcoholism) is a complex illness. It is characterized by intense and uncontrollable drug cravings. These cravings cause irrational, compulsive drug seeking behaviors. The addict will lie and manipulate every chance they get, despite the consequences. Remember, your loved one is not a bad person … Continue reading Your loved one is entering a rehab program …
The Best Natural Treatments for Alcoholism
People who are long-term, heavy drinkers require professional help. Withdrawal symptoms from alcohol can cause seizures and hallucinations. This can affect brain functioning and lead to death. However, you can supplement your efforts by using a few natural approaches. This can boost your success in overcoming alcoholism. Meditation The decision to quit drinking requires mental discipline and … Continue reading The Best Natural Treatments for Alcoholism
Web Junkie – Internet Addiction Documentary
Internet Addiction is a hot topic, especially in our home. My son, who is 7, will be the first generation of children born with an iPad in their hands. Ok, that might be an exaggeration, but he did get one at the age of two. I wonder what the effects will be both mentally and … Continue reading Web Junkie – Internet Addiction Documentary
Helping a Drug Addict
If you want to help the drug addict in your life, here is what you should not say: 1. If you loved me you would stop. 2. Just cut back a little. 3. Why don't you try smoking weed instead of shooting heroin (insert drug of choice). 4. You are just trying to self-medicate, once you … Continue reading Helping a Drug Addict