Overcome Denial

It is very easy to minimize the severity of a substance abuse issue, and until an addict overcomes denial, the addiction persists and frequently deepens. Overcoming denial is not as easy as asking “Am I in denial about my substance use?” Fortunately, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) developed a simple seven question test so you […]

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What are Early Alcoholism Stages?

VIDEO: Early Alcoholism Stage Some people become addicted to alcohol on their first drink, but for many alcoholism develops over years. A chemical dependency to alcohol is a chronic, progressive disease. We can divide alcohol into three or four stages: Pre-Alcoholism, Early Alcoholism, Middle Alcoholism, and Late Alcoholism. Like with many progressive disease, the earlier a person […]

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When One More Drink is Never Enough

In a 2006 the National Survey on Drug Use and Health interviewed 67,500 people regarding their alcohol consumption. More than 50% labeled themselves drinkers. In more recent studies by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, 4% of U.S. citizens are suffering from the symptoms of the disease of alcoholism, with up to 10% […]

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How to Find the Right Addiction Treatment Program

Choosing the right addiction treatment program is a critical decision. But given the number of programs available, it can seem like an overwhelming task. So where do you start? And what should you look for? Check with your doctor and hospital. The best place to begin your search is to talk with your doctor. He […]

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4 Steps to Take When Someone Refuses Treatment

You know that your loved one needs to stop abusing drugs or alcohol and have confronted him or her about. When someone refuses treatment or even acknowledge the problem, it is devastating to everyone who wants to help. But remember, although addiction is a vicious disease, no one is beyond recovery. Hope is not yet […]

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