Is Binge Drinking Alcoholism?

by baladmin | August 2, 2014

What is Binge Drinking? Binge drinking is dangerous and can be just as detrimental as daily alcoholic drinking. Binge drinking is measured as the consumption of at least five drinks in a row for men and four drinks in a row for women. In the past decade large scale studies have been conducted regarding the […]

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Does 12 Step Recovery Work?

by baladmin | July 30, 2014

12 step recovery works when other methods of treatment fail. In fact, for the last 79 years, the 12 step recovery program of Alcoholics Anonymous has been so successful that many other 12 step programs have been established. The only difference is that alcohol is exchanged for the addiction, i.e.: Cocaine Anonymous aka (CA). Now […]

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How does Psychological Trauma affect Addiction?

by baladmin | July 28, 2014

Trauma, which means “wound” in Greek, is often the result of an overwhelming amount of stress that exceeds a person’s ability to cope with or process the emotions as a result of that experience. A traumatic event can involve one experience or repeated traumatic events which leave a person with a sense of being overwhelmed. […]

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What is the difference between Mental Illness & Psychological Health?

by baladmin | July 25, 2014

Many people think there is an obvious difference between mental illness and psychological health but very often the differences are misunderstood. Mental Illness refers to alterations in thinking, emotions or behaviors that create distress and impaired functioning for the individual. Mental illness is often a result of biological changes in the brain. Psychological Health Psychological […]

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Watching TV Is Bad for Our Health

by baladmin | July 24, 2014

Television & Heart Disease Many Americans favorite pastime is watching television. However, the more time we spend in front of the television, the more likely we will die at an early age. For over 6 years, Dunstan and colleagues followed 8,800 adults with no prior history of heart disease. The researchers found that the people […]

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America’s Addiction to Opiates

by baladmin | July 22, 2014

Americans don’t like to feel pain, as our addiction to Opiate Pain Medication supports. Teens, Young Adults and Seniors are filling our emergency rooms with overdoses to Opiates. How Does Addiction Start? Teen surveys have consistently found that the family is fundamental to keeping children away from tobacco, alcohol and illegal drugs. Teen drug abuse […]

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What To Do About Addiction Cravings

by baladmin | July 21, 2014

Drug cravings are strong memories that are linked to the effect of drugs on the brain’s neurochemistry. The definition of craving is: a powerful desire for something. Neurochemistry is the specific study of neurochemicals, including neurotransmitters and other molecules that influence the function of neurons. This field closely examines how these neurochemicals influence the network […]

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5 Ways To Have Fun In Recovery

by baladmin | April 17, 2014

Recovering from addiction whether it be a substance abuse or alcohol problem can be an arduous and trying process. Completely reworking your life into something uncomfortable and different from what it was is often stressful and mentally taxing. However, by maintaining a positive attitude and keeping an open mind, life in recovery can be awesome […]

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Zac Efron Says-Don’t Question My Sobriety!

by baladmin | April 6, 2014

According to TMZ, Zac Efron says, “Don’t question my sobriety”! Zac’s friends are scared to broach the subject of Zac’s sobriety because not only will they be ignored — but they say anyone who makes an attempt to talk about his sobriety is cut from Efron’s life. This brings up a very important issue regarding […]

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Surviving Recovery Success

by baladmin | March 25, 2014

Surviving the success of Recovery You may think that is a strange statement – “Surviving the Success of Recovery”, however it is something that those of us in recovery need to be aware of. At times we will hear about alcoholics and addicts who have been sober for a long period of time and then […]

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