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    Category Articles: Health - Addiction


    (Published: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 23:45:01 -0500)
    Treatments for Addictions-Why Some Work and Some do Not Work

    Some drug treatment programs work very well while others fall short-why is that? There are several programs available on the market today that an addict can choose from. How is an addict, his friends or family who is concerned about his treatment; know which one to choose? There is an answer that

    Author: Roy E. Klienwachter
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Mon, 02 Feb 2009 17:46:56 -0500)
    Addiction and Spirituality-A Natural Mix

    What does spirituality or being spiritual have to do with having an addiction? Are addictions really a spiritual manifestation outside of our control, or are they a free choice made by ego in our physical life?

    A trip to my step son's treatment facility has opened my eyes to a program

    Author: Roy E. Klienwachter
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Sun, 09 Nov 2008 11:17:31 -0500)
    Help with Drug Addiction – How to Recover without Rehab
    Unfortunately, most counselors, specialists, psychologists, and recovery groups still believe that addiction is not only a disease, but it is also incurable! Well, as an addiction recovery coach, I have proven both of those hypothetical presumptions to be dead wrong!

    Disease is defined as
    Author: David Roppo
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Wed, 05 Nov 2008 12:16:43 -0500)
    Eating Disorder Help - About Eating Disorders

    Are you or someone you know suffering from a food addiction?
    What exactly causes someone to become addicted to food?
    Is there a substance in the food that chemically addicts a person?
    Why do some compulsively overeat and others drastically avoid weight gain by under-eating or pu

    Author: David Roppo
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Wed, 06 Aug 2008 01:00:00 -0400)
    The Peaceful Warrior and Recovery
    The work of Dan Millman is very powerful for assisting a person in transforming his or her life. In my work as a psychotherapist at the Holistic Addiction Treatment Program I introduce all of the clients to “The Way of the Peaceful Warrior” both as a book and as the movie. The movie and book are a
    Author: Harry Henshaw
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Thu, 15 May 2008 01:00:00 -0400)
    Resolving Drug Addiction Easily
    The word 'cocaine' refers to the drug in a powder form as well as a crystal form, which is smoked. It comes from the cocoa plant and, next to methamphetamine, creates the greatest psychological dependence of any drug. In the short-term, cocaine causes a short-lived intense high that is immediatel
    Author: Steve Anderson
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Wed, 14 May 2008 01:00:00 -0400)
    The Allure of Drug Addiction
    The effects a cocaine user feels appear almost immediately after a single dose. The "problem", however, is that they disappear within minutes or hours resulting in the user wanting more in a fairly short space of time. In small doses, it makes the user feel euphoric, energetic, talkative and ment
    Author: Steve Anderson
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Tue, 13 May 2008 01:00:00 -0400)
    Cocaine Addiction, how can you spot it?
    How can you tell if your loved one is subjected to cocaine addiction? Is it just teenage behavior or school pressure that is making them act "strange"? It can be confusing to watch someone and be uncertain about their behavior. There are certain physical manifestations one can look for when someo
    Author: Steve Anderson
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Mon, 12 May 2008 01:00:00 -0400)
    Social Cost of Cocaine Addiction
    Addiction of any sort is debilitating for the addict and very upsetting for the family and friends. Besides the risk to the addict, there are other even more far-reaching effects of cocaine addiction. Cocaine addiction makes the addict behave in ways that can cause confusion and upset for those a
    Author: Steve Anderson
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Fri, 09 May 2008 01:00:00 -0400)
    Cocaine Addiction Forms and Risks
    If you even suspect a loved one of cocaine addiction, it is better to take action and find out you were mistaken than not take action and find out they are addicted. The consequences can be very serious. So, how do you tell if a loved one is in the throes of cocaine addiction? There are many diff
    Author: Steve Anderson
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Thu, 08 May 2008 01:00:00 -0400)
    Spotting Cocaine Addiction
    Addiction is a nasty word that many people find very difficult to confront. Usually it is because they are addicted or they know or suspect a loved one of being caught in the trap of addiction. It is not always easy to confront things like addiction. With some people, addiction might take the for
    Author: Steve Anderson
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Wed, 07 May 2008 01:00:00 -0400)
    The Meth Abuse Problem and Solution
    Methamphetamine, or meth, also known as "speed," "crystal," "crank," "ice," or "tina," is a potent psycho (mental)-stimulant that can be taken as pills, snorted, injected or smoked. There is much speculation about the problem of meth abuse and its origins. Some believe it started after World War
    Author: Steve Anderson
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Tue, 06 May 2008 01:00:00 -0400)
    How Does Meth Get a Grip on Someone?
    Initially, when methamphetamine (meth), also known as crystal, first started being abused, it was by white, male, blue-collar workers but this has changed and is now being used by our school children, as young as 13. The spread of meth addiction includes anything from the homeless to industries that
    Author: Steve Anderson
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Sat, 03 May 2008 01:00:00 -0400)
    Successful Cocaine Treatment for your loved one
    Effective Cocaine Treatment begins with the admission of any level of addiction by the addict. The addict themselves very rarely reach for help on their own. They seem to simply race toward death as fast as they can. When the addiction is recognized or even suspected by a family member, the first
    Author: Steve Anderson
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Thu, 01 May 2008 01:00:00 -0400)
    How Cocaine Addiction hurts you
    Unlike Methamphetamine addiction, cocaine addiction can actually 'sneak up' on the user over time. This may take a few weeks or months before a real problem begins to set in. And before the "casual user" even suspects there might be an addiction, the bank account is drained, the jewelry is gone, t
    Author: Steve Anderson
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 01:00:00 -0400)
    Why most Cocaine Rehab Programs fail
    There are a multitude of reasons why anyone would try cocaine. However, when one experiences the emotional 'euphoria' provided by cocaine, as with most illicit drugs, the reason anyone would continue to use cocaine is typically the same for all as the drug provides an escape from the pressures and
    Author: Steve Anderson
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 01:00:00 -0400)
    3 Simple Factors to Beating Cocaine Addiction
    3 Simple Factors to Beating Cocaine Addiction Ok, someone you love and care about has a Cocaine Addiction Problem. Now what? At this point many thoughts will go through your mind. Most people actually follow a common series of thoughts, believe it or not. The first thought is denial. The ad
    Author: Steve Anderson
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Mon, 24 Dec 2007 01:00:00 -0500)
    10 Signs You May Be Addicted To Painkillers
    Each year, more than 2 million Americans are given powerful prescription painkillers that contain opiods (sometimes called narcotics) for the relief of pain and discomfort brought on by injury, surgery, menstrual cramps, and even headaches. But a growing number of people taking these medications are
    Author: Jesse Cannone
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Mon, 17 Dec 2007 01:00:00 -0500)
    Cannabis
    Cannabis is one of the oldest known ‘recreational drug’ and also one of the most controversial drugs on the planet. What makes cannabis so controversial is the fact that it is not addictive like heroin or morphine. Cannabis is classified as habitual which means a person does not get physically (does
    Author: Jonathan Wright
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Sat, 02 Jun 2007 01:00:00 -0400)
    Addiction and Spirituality: The Way Home
    There is a time and place in which the soul begins to seek a path of return to its lost home, and, finding the way blocked or invisible, yearns once again for the sense of peace and love that it remembers as having been part of its deepest longing. In that moment of time, when the soul turns toward
    Author: Julie Redstone
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Sat, 05 May 2007 01:00:00 -0400)
    Sex Addiction: how to overcome it. Part 1
    Sexual Addiction – How to overcome it. Part 1 The sheer intensity and complexity of the feelings that drive sex addiction are what make overcoming it so difficult - and so rewarding. Sex addiction is successfully overcome by attacking the problem on two levels. The first level consists of the
    Author: Joe Zychik
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 01:00:00 -0400)
    The Facts About Alcohol Rehab and Drug Rehab Programs
    Alcohol rehab and drug rehab centers and programs require a sincere dedication on the part of the addict to make sure that they are successful in their task. Some say that if the person addicted to the substance abuse is dedicated and sincere about wanting to be rehabilitated, that is as much as 50
    Author: Jon Arnold
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Sun, 18 Feb 2007 01:00:00 -0500)
    Identifying Your Gambling Problem: Are You a Compulsive Gambler?
    Do you think you have a gambling problem? Perhaps you know someone who might be suffering from this debilitating addiction? Compulsive gambling is a problem that can affect anyone, regardless of their income, age, sex, race or social status. Some people believe that people who gamble too much are al
    Author: Peter Birlea
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Tue, 06 Feb 2007 01:00:00 -0500)
    Cocaine Use by College Students and Celebrities
    Cocaine Use Increases An article entitled “Cocaine Epidemic Feared As Cocaine Deaths Nearly Double In Florida Over Past 5 Years” was featured on the “Medical News Today” website on October 21, 2006. Not surprisingly, the information contained in this article was quite disconcerting. For instanc
    Author: Denny Soinski
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Tue, 06 Feb 2007 01:00:00 -0500)
    The False High of Addiction
    The Doctor Who Had Everything While scanning the information on the Titusonenine blog, I recently read a post entitled “A Bout With Addiction, for the Doctor Who Has Everything” that captured my interest. According to the post, Dr. G. was an anesthesiologist who became addicted to drugs. After
    Author: Denny Soinski
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Tue, 06 Feb 2007 01:00:00 -0500)
    Coping Responsibly with Addiction. Do You Get It?
    Preventing and Coping with Problems While preventing a problem before it happens is usually “better” than facing the problem, typically it also involves a different level of complexity. Let me explain. Preventing genital herpes or AIDS, for instance, is obviously “better” AND far easier to deal
    Author: Denny Soinski
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Tue, 06 Feb 2007 01:00:00 -0500)
    The Internet: The Latest Form of Addiction?
    Internet-Related Addictions In my travels through cyberspace, I have noticed an increasing number of websites and blogs discussing various forms of Internet-related addictive behavior. In fact, I have recently encountered the following online dependencies: porn, gambling, video games, comment a
    Author: Denny Soinski
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 01:00:00 -0500)
    The Effects of Smoking and Drinking On Mental Proficiency
    Smoking Can Prepare the Brain for Later Addiction An article entitled “Adolescent Smokers Have A Greater Risk Of Developing Alcohol-use Disorders Than Nonsmokers” by Richard A. Grucza, and Kevin W Chen revealed research findings that are problematic at best. Perhaps the most disturbing was this:
    Author: Denny Soinski
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 01:00:00 -0500)
    Quitting the Negative Cycle of Excuses and Addiction
    Dulling the Pain I have heard people say that they abuse alcohol and drugs to “dull the pain.” In fact, many of these same individuals state that almost everyone they know has a need to “dull the pain” somehow. Question: doesn’t life present all of us with pain? At the risk of sounding superf
    Author: Denny Soinski
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 01:00:00 -0500)
    The Mixed Messages in our Society About Drinking Alcohol
    An Issue of Mixed Messages How can something as prevalent, accepted, and accessible in our society as drinking alcohol be so harmful, unhealthy, AND illegal when consumed at or slightly above moderate intake levels? The simple asking of this question immediately uncovers a number of issues, one
    Author: Denny Soinski
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 01:00:00 -0500)
    The War on College Alcohol Abuse
    Why do college students abuse alcohol? The answers are probably many, but the simplest answer is this: Because they can. Abusing Alcohol is Easy When there are so few immediate consequences for excessive drinking, when repeat offenders are not disciplined, when parents are not notified about
    Author: Denny Soinski
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Thu, 04 Jan 2007 01:00:00 -0500)
    Caffeine, Health and Recovery
    Anyone in recovery desires several things. You want to remain free of the drug you had been using and you want to alleviate the negative physical and emotional conditions that were created by that addiction. Hopefully, you also want to lead a healthier life in general. In order to move along a new p
    Author: Jeffrey Rose
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Thu, 04 Jan 2007 01:00:00 -0500)
    Getting Caffeine Out of Your Life for Good
    If you want to lead a truly healthy life, it is best that you avoid all addictive drugs, no matter how socially acceptable some of them may presently be in our society. Caffeine in all its forms in coffee and sodas, and many teas too, is one of the primary socially accepted addictive drugs that a pe
    Author: Jeffrey Rose
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Tue, 14 Nov 2006 01:00:00 -0500)
    Easing Recovery with Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation
    It is now accepted that many individuals who take drugs may actually be self-medicating themselves. Rather than just being an addiction to the pleasure drugs give them, drugs are even more important to the individual as a mood-altering method of feeling better than they felt before. Many people who
    Author: Jeffrey Rose
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 01:00:00 -0400)
    Oxycontin Addiction
    Oxycodone, most commonly known as Oxycontin, is a medication that is typically used for controlling pain, however it can also be used as a cough suppressant. Over the past ten years, Oxycontin addiction has been dramatically increasing. In fact, within the United States alone, Oxycontin addiction ha
    Author: Dillon Benderman
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Fri, 11 Aug 2006 01:00:00 -0400)
    Drug Rehab-A Family's Help Can Make The Difference
    To have a drug addict in a family, can be very depressing for the members, and they may go through a number of emotionally, physically, socially, and mentally, painful situations. The ones closest to the person may feel drawn towards drug addiction, and may experience anxiety, anger, or fear and the
    Author: Brooke Hayles
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 01:00:00 -0400)
    Drug and Alcohol Rehabs - The Gateway To A New Life
    Addiction can takes on many forms; food, shopping, surfing the net, gambling, sex and much more. But the most severe addictions of all are those of drugs and alcohol - with their obvious life-threatening consequences. People from all walks of life are not spared from this global phenomenon - not e
    Author: Isabel Baldry
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Sat, 29 Jul 2006 01:00:00 -0400)
    What Is Drug Addiction Treatment, And Do I Need It?
    Drug and alcohol abuse or addiction is the primary cause of accidents and death among teens with about 50 percent or more of all car accidents involve alcohol or drugs. Almost all addicted persons believe at the start that they are capable of stopping their drugs usage thru their own efforts, wit
    Author: Bill Urell
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Tue, 25 Jul 2006 01:00:00 -0400)
    Treatment Options for the Alcoholic
    The classical use of medications for alcoholism is to encourage abstinence. Antabuse (also known as disulfiram), for instance, prevents the elimination of chemicals which cause severe discomfort when alcohol is ingested, effectively preventing the alcoholic from drinking in significant amounts while
    Author: Heather Colman
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Sun, 09 Jul 2006 01:00:00 -0400)
    Cocaine Took My Friends
    I was present the first time my two best friends tried cocaine. They encouraged me to participate in their experimentation - I refused - but quietly observed their reactions to the drugs supposed "euphoric" effects. The following weekend, the same scenario presented itself; again, I refused and noti
    Author: Dillon Benderman
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Thu, 06 Jul 2006 01:00:00 -0400)
    Raised by a Drunk
    When I was a child I remember promising myself thatI would never drink when I grew up. I would never make another innocent being go through the distress that I went through with my own parents. I remember how ugly they seemed to me when they drank, how unreasonable, how heartbreakingly alien, how i
    Author: Olga Moe
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Tue, 04 Jul 2006 01:00:00 -0400)
    How To Kick The Caffeine Habit
    For most people the morning routine will include a cup or two of coffee. It has become so ingrained into many peoples morning routine that they feel depleted and agitated if they don’t get their usual dose of caffeine. We have somehow convinced ourselves that we need caffeine to wake us up and keep
    Author: Terence Young
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Tue, 04 Jul 2006 01:00:00 -0400)
    Pain Killer Addiction Is A Real Problem For Many
    It's kind of become the designer addiction of the week. With more and more stars stepping forward admitting their addiction to prescription drugs, the topic makes headlines all the time. It's practically become a joke in the entertainment industry, but it's anything but funny. For those in the t
    Author: Aaron Vaughn
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Wed, 14 Jun 2006 01:00:00 -0400)
    Prescription Drug Addiction
    If you believe you, a friend or family member suffer from prescription drug addiction, learn the signs of drug addiction and get help! Do you know someone who is addicted to prescription drugs? It may be family member, a co-worker or a friend. Perhaps that person is YOU! In many cases, people
    Author: Timothy Rea
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Tue, 23 May 2006 01:00:00 -0400)
    Getting Rid Of Alcohol Problem
    Alcohol addiction is a very common phenomenon. It helps in lowering your inhibition and relaxing each and every part of your body. The constant need to consume alcohol would be termed as alcoholism. Similar to alcohol you can get addicted to gambling, eating and many other things which state your co
    Author: Kevin Pederson
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Sun, 14 May 2006 01:00:00 -0400)
    Battle Alcoholism With a Realistic Approach For Best Results
    Getting over an addiction is a lifelong process. The addict remains technically addicted for life. Inasmuch, it's important to ensure that rehabilitation services chosen are the best possible to give the addict the strongest chance of sticking with a program. In the case of alcohol, this can be part
    Author: Ray La Foy
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Sat, 06 May 2006 01:00:00 -0400)
    Alcoholism Treatment Options
    Medications The classical use of medications for alcoholism is to encourage abstinence. Antabuse (also known as disulfiram), for instance, prevents the elimination of chemicals which cause severe discomfort when alcohol is ingested, effectively preventing the alcoholic from drinking in significant
    Author: Heather Colman
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Sat, 06 May 2006 01:00:00 -0400)
    The Components of Alcohol Addiction
    Alcoholism is a powerful craving for alcohol which often results in the compulsive consumption of alcohol. The cause of this craving is heavily debated, but the most popular beliefs are that it is a chemical or nutrional imbalance, a genetic predisposition, a neurological effect caused by runaway le
    Author: Heather Colman
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Wed, 03 May 2006 01:00:00 -0400)
    Food Addiction - No Control
    This article explains a few things about Food Addiction, and if you're interested, then this is worth reading, because you can never tell what you don't know. See how much you can learn about Food Addiction when you take a little time to read a well-researched article? Don't miss out on the res
    Author: J. Brian Keith
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 01:00:00 -0400)
    Opiate Addiction Is Overcome With Commitment And Support
    Make no mistake. Opiates are some of the most difficult drugs in the world to detox successfully from. The powerful drug family is derived from the opium poppy and it creates such drugs as heroin and morphine. Detox from this particular class of drugs isn't like quitting coffee cold turkey either.
    Author: Ray La Foy
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 01:00:00 -0400)
    Diet Slipups And Backsliding: The Beginning Of The End?
    You’ve gone and done it: after a good period of doing well with your food, you gave into temptation, and before you knew it, one bite became many. And you feel bad about it, though maybe not 100% remorseful. A mixture of : - “I’ve ruined it” - ”I knew it would happen” - “All this effort down
    Author: Helene Desruisseaux
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 01:00:00 -0400)
    Addictions Never End, But Can Be Overcome For Life
    Anyone who has ever tried to break a small habit can on a very basic level appreciate the seriousness of fighting addiction. For those within the throes of a serious addition, getting over the problem will be a lifelong pursuit. Whether it's caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, heroin or even gambling, addi
    Author: Ray La Foy
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 01:00:00 -0400)
    Abuse Drug Treatment Program
    Alternative programs that divert felony drug offenders to substance abuse treatment programs rather than prison terms could save the U.S. * Implementation-educate parents, staff, and students; sponsor drug-free activities; identify and refer substance abusers for treatment; establish peer support a
    Author: Valipat m
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Sat, 22 Apr 2006 01:00:00 -0400)
    Detox Is Not a New Concept: Did Our Ancestors Know Better?
    Detox, a term previously used exclusively in connection with coming off alcohol, or "substances" withdrawal, has become the health buzzword of the 21st century. It's a favourite topic amongst the cognoscenti in the global alternative health community, where it is hailed as a major breakthrough in th
    Author: Randa Khalil
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Sun, 16 Apr 2006 01:00:00 -0400)
    Abuse Substance Treatment Program Review
    In today's world, it seems that almost any topic is open for debate. While I was gathering facts for this article, I was quite surprised to find some of the issues I thought were settled are actually still being openly discussed. One of the key debates that has been staged in the substance abu
    Author: Valipat m
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Thu, 13 Apr 2006 01:00:00 -0400)
    Detox or Detoxification - Why You May Benefit
    Detox or detoxification includes two things: 1) Withdrawing poisonous substance from the body. 2) Withdrawing one’s mind and soul from the darkness of abused substances. The term Rapid detox was first used ten years ago and was specially related to opiate addictions. But today, it is mostly
    Author: Tyler Stevenson
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Thu, 13 Apr 2006 01:00:00 -0400)
    Detox or Detoxification - Whatever You Call it, You May Benefit
    Detox or detoxification includes two things: 1) Withdrawing poisonous substance from the body. 2) Withdrawing one’s mind and soul from the darkness of abused substances. The term Rapid detox was first used ten years ago and was specially related to opiate addictions. But today, it is mostly
    Author: Tyson J Stevenson
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 01:00:00 -0400)
    America's Secret Addiction
    America is a nation of self-disclosers, amiably acceptant of our weaknesses. Celebrities, family members, coworkers and friends think nothing of admitting their compulsions and dependencies on alcohol, street drugs, prescription medications. We enter rehab programs, clean up, dry out, and go on with
    Author: Virginia Bola
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Mon, 03 Apr 2006 01:00:00 -0400)
    Caffeine - Should You Kick The Habit?
    Are you a drug addict? Most people take offense at that question. Of course not, they answer indignantly. But if you drink coffee, tea, or cola, or consume chocolate every day like nearly 90 percent of the population in North America, the answer is yes. In fact, this substance ranks as the w
    Author: Kathy Ferneau
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2006 01:00:00 -0500)
    Understanding Drug And Alcohol Rehabilitation
    For many years, when people thought of alcohol and drug rehab, the image that almost immediately came to mind was most likely a group of people, sitting in a circle in folding chairs in a big vacant room. Its true that group programs still aid many people in their quest to stop drinking and using il
    Author: John Morris
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Sat, 11 Mar 2006 01:00:00 -0500)
    Addiction in Any Form is Abnormal
    “Psychological and physiological dependence on a substance or practice” – is the medical definition of the term addiction. An addiction is an uncontrollably strong longing for something - an abnormal kinky obsession for things. A person with an addiction is called an addict. Addiction is in fac
    Author: Paul MacIver
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Sat, 25 Feb 2006 01:00:00 -0500)
    Addiction; Desperate Maladies Require Desperate Remedies
    An addiction is an uncontrollable strong craving for something, or to be abnormally dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming. There are many types of addiction, the most common are alcohol addiction, narcotic addiction, and drug addiction; also known as substance d
    Author: Paul MacIver
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 01:00:00 -0500)
    Drug Rehabilitation - No easy options
    Drug Rehabilitation centers provide the essential support that addicts need, if they are to kick their drug habit. Drug rehabilitation is best handled in a residential setting, where the clients have no access with the outside world. Mobile phones, Internet access and phone calls are not allowed.
    Author: Peter Gallagher
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 01:00:00 -0500)
    Alcohol - Is there a comparison with hard drugs?
    Alcohol is addictive. You will find many people who will argue with this statement, but alcohol fits all the definitions of a harmful and addictive drug; 1. You need to take more and more of it to get the same effect 2. Your body becomes physically dependent on alcohol. 3. People die from alcoh
    Author: Peter Gallagher
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 01:00:00 -0500)
    Detoxing For Addictions
    Finding reliable drug detox instructions can be hard. When self-drug detoxification is attempted, there are a few things to keep in mind. Always seek professional help. Remember no advice is better than what your doctor can give you on drug problems. There are many methods or remedies used for drug
    Author: Jack Smith
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 01:00:00 -0500)
    Food Addiction--User; Not Consumer
    Philip Morris is the world’s largest tobacco company. Here is a link for facts from Stanford on Philip Morris. Total annual revenue is at 74 billion as of 1998. In a report from Stanford are these statements: There are really no longer any disputes about the negative health effects of tobacc
    Author: David Greenwalt
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Wed, 11 Jan 2006 01:00:00 -0500)
    Effects of Alcohol Consumption
    Short-term effects Even at low concentrations, alcohol can stimulate areas of the brain. The areas that get stimulated include the cortex, hippocamus and nucleus accumbens. These are responsible for the processes of thinking and pleasure seeking. Alcohol is rapidly absorbed by the stomach, especial
    Author: Jack Smith
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Wed, 11 Jan 2006 01:00:00 -0500)
    New Directions - Overcomming Alcoholism
    New research is being carried out extensively to develop better ways of dealing with alcoholism and treating its devastating effects on individuals’ lives and health. Genetics It is known now that genetics play a significant role in an individual turning into an alcoholic. Children of alcoholic
    Author: Jack Smith
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Wed, 11 Jan 2006 01:00:00 -0500)
    What is Alcohol Poisoning
    When a large quantity of alcohol is consumed, usually over a short period of time, alcohol poisoning can result. The human body is capable of processing 1 to 1.5 ounces of alcohol in an hour. This is the amount usually contained in a standard drink – a 12 ounce bottle of beer, a five ounce glass of
    Author: Jack Smith
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Wed, 11 Jan 2006 01:00:00 -0500)
    What is Alcoholism?
    Alcoholism is an acute illness that involves excessive ingestion of ethyl alcohol, either in the form of alcoholic drinks or as an ingredient of other substances. It is usually progressive and gets more and more chronic over time. Its causes are thought to originate from several factors, which may b
    Author: Jack Smith
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 01:00:00 -0500)
    Compulsive Gambler's Journey To Week One Stop Gambling
    We take you through the first week that Arlene made the conscious decision to stop gambling. This was a very emotional period where Arlene's self esteem was at the lowest in her life. She's a single woman who was just about to turn thirty-six years old and her life was crumbling around her. Arl
    Author: Howard Keith
    Directory: Health - Addiction
    (Published: Sat, 08 Oct 2005 01:00:00 -0400)
    The Conversation of Recovery
    Transformational Counseling is all about assisting another human being to live a life that they love and to live it powerfully. Transformational Counseling is about creating a space for others to learn how to transform their lives, to live a life differently from how it was in the past, to truly cr
    Author: Harry Henshaw
    Directory: Health - Addiction

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