Drug Abuse Help: Learning The Dangers of Binge Drinking

If you drink heavily, you probably already know that it’s dangerous. You likely already know that it’s not healthy for you physically or psychologically. However, this article is going to provide some important information on binge drinking that might make you feel compassion for yourself. What Is Binge Drinking? Binge drinking is defined as drinking four or more drinks during …

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The Unique Needs of Men in Substance Abuse Treatment

Substance AbuseAddiction was once known as a “man’s disease”. It was seen as a problem that men had because of their reputation for going to the bar, frequently getting drunk, and getting aggressive or violent.

However, as the field of drug counseling evolves, not only have experts recognized how men and women experience addiction and recovery differently, they have also uncovered more specifically the needs of men in their experience of substance abuse treatment.

For instance, many men struggle with anger and aggression, and this can be particularly true for those men who also struggle with an addiction. In fact, some men might drink to suppress their anger; while at the same time, drinking for some men might exacerbate their anger. Tending to anger and the ability to manage anger should be a part of substance abuse treatment, particularly exploring how the management of anger can help to sustain long-term sobriety.

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Addiction Help: Knowing the Traits of Adult Children of Alcoholics – Part One

Addiction | LakehouseRecoveryCenter.comExperts in the field of psychology have studied the character traits of those who’ve undergone drug addiction treatment and/or who have struggled with addiction in their lives. For instance, in 1983, Dr. Janet Woititz wrote a groundbreaking book titled, Adult Children of Alcoholics. The book outlines the characteristics of adults who were raised in homes in which there was at least one form of compulsive behavior. This could be an addiction to alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, or eating.

The articles in this two part series outlines these character traits. However, it should be noted that these traits may exist even if there is no overt addiction in the home. For instance, there might intense levels of shame in members of the family or repressed anger or where one or both parents exhibited controlling behavior. In fact, since the publication of her book, Woititz acknowledges that there are various dysfunctional family backgrounds that possess the traits similar to those of an alcoholic family.

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More Residential Drug Treatment Facilities Are Becoming Holistic

When you’re searching for a drug treatment facility, you might find that some are holistic in their orientation. You’ll find that these facilities don’t just take into account your need for drug detox and substance abuse treatment; they’re also addressing your emotional, social, and spiritual needs.

In your search, you might find that addiction treatment centers emphasize a certain focus. For instance, some drug addiction treatment centers are Christian-based, for females only, oriented toward adolescents, or only address alcohol detox and addiction. At the same time, there are some that focus strictly on providing holistic care.

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