Thursday, February 20, 2020

Prevention

Preventing drug addiction, alcohol addiction and suicide should be #1 in our country. The only way to prevent these is by prevention education. There are many groups that can help you. The Sober World has information for many of these groups.

A Gut Feeling on The Future of Addiction Treatment

What I find concerning in most modern addiction treatment programs is the lack of integration of new scientifically proven effective modalities with self-help programs. Let me be clear in saying self-help...

Why Self-Esteem Matters and How to Build Yours

Self-esteem is the belief that you are good enough and worthy of enjoying happiness, success, healthy relationships and a good life. From a psychological lens self-esteem is about how we evaluate...

RECOGNIZING THE CHOICE OF RELAPSE PREVENTION

Many have heard the time-worn expression, “relapse is the rule and not the exception.” Relapse is always lurking somewhere. It is only as close as the next drink or that next...

GENETIC INNOVATION FOR ADDICTION RECOVERY AND PREVENTION

Following 27 years of extensive worldwide research, a panel of ten reward gene risk variants, along with a proprietary scoring index called the Genetic Addiction Risk Score (GARS™), has been developed....
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LIVING BEYOND

PREVENTION STARTS WITH BEING INFORMED, EDUCATED AND SUPPORTIVE “Prevention is all about persuasion.” ~ Theodore Caputi For many parents, a child’s return to school may be met with a bag of mixed emotions, reservations...

POSITIVE DISCIPLINE…POTENTIALLY GOOD PREVENTION

We all want our children to avoid risky behaviors, especially as they enter the scary teen years. Alcohol use in our town begins as early as 11. Heroin and other opiate...

AA THROUGH THE EYES OF A BACK ROW BAPTIST

Take a second, close your eyes, and think about what I am describing. You walk up to a large room, the only thing more energizing than the hot coffee, is the...
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LIVING BEYOND: THE EFFECTS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ADDICTION

“Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun; not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul.” ~ Dave Pelzer Domestic violence rarely affects only those directly involved in the abusive relationship....

COMMUNITY-BASED RELAPSE PREVENTION An Addiction Recovery Movement of the Future

Relapse is the single most challenging issue facing clinicians working in the field of addiction. Numerous relapse prevention strategies have been developed to mitigate this propensity for relapse. Despite these efforts,...
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LIVING BEYOND: CHRONIC PAIN AND ADDICTION

“Of pain you could wish only one thing: that it should stop. Nothing in the world was so bad as physical pain. In the face of pain there are no heroes.”...

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