Tag Archives: Alcoholism

What to Look for in a San Diego Treatment Center

If you or someone you know is facing an addiction to drugs or alcohol, you are likely looking for the right treatment center so that you can combat the problem for good. You have probably encountered a range of advertisements promising to hold the answers that can put addiction in the past, but they are […]

Benefits of 12 Step Rehab

Around 74 percent of rehab facilities incorporate 12 step methods into well-rounded treatment programs. The 12 step model was created when Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in 1935. The two founders were a physician and a would-be lawyer who was too intoxicated to pick up his diploma from law school. Both men stayed sober for the […]

A Daily Game Plan for Focus

People who struggle with drug and alcohol addictions frequently struggle with focus. Author and CEO coach, Peter Bregman has created this ritual for focus that many are finding useful. Check it out: Head Start The first 5 minutes of the day are devoted to looking at your priorities. Take a look at your to-do list. […]

10 Benefits of Not Drinking Alcohol

Whether you choose not to drink alcohol because you identify as an alcoholic or you simply don’t like the taste, there are many benefits from ditching the booze. Here are 10 of them: Presence – The opiate effects of alcohol can be relaxing and ease social anxiety for some. Yet, like any uncomfortable situation or […]

Medications for Addiction

The initial treatment for drug and alcohol addiction traditionally includes medication. The individual symptoms a person is experiencing will determine the type of pharmaceutical and/or supplement prescribed. Here are a few of the most popular types of medications that treat addictions and their co-occurring disorders: Antidepressants Many who struggle with addiction also battle depression. Antidepressants […]

Autism and Addiction

Characteristics of autism are difficulties with social interactions, communication challenges and a tendency to engage in repetitive behaviors. People who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction tend to also struggle with social anxiety, mood disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder. Some researchers are asking if those with autism use drugs and alcohol in order to help relieve […]

Breathwork for Addiction

Drugs and alcohol are not the source of the problem for an addict. The inability to feel and weather the pains of human emotion are. An addict runs from these emotions by numbing through drugs, alcohol, food and disassociation. Recovery is a process of incorporating many tools in order to help an individual get through […]

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Addiction

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has been used to treat those struggling with addictions, self-harm and borderline personality disorder. Many clients in addiction rehabs battle all three. One common denominator in them is the struggle in handling intense emotions. Someone with borderline personality disorder may become angry and in the effort to calm themselves use drugs […]

Meditation for Addiction

Many addiction treatment centers are incorporating daily meditation into their treatment plans. Evidence has shown that meditation is useful for helping one observe thoughts and rewire brain structure. Both have proven useful for those trying to overcome addictions. Here’s how… Discipline From breath work to yoga there are many forms of sitting and moving meditations. […]

The Brain and Gut Connection with Addiction

You have probably heard the expression, “Trust your gut.” At one time or another, we have all had the experience of not trusting and having things go south. What explains this phenomena? Part of it can be understood through vagus nerve which connects the gut lining to the brain. The Enteric Nervous System (ENS) lives […]