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If you’ve been thinking you may have a drug or alcohol problem and you asked yourself: Do I need rehab…guess what? You probably have a drug or alcohol problem. If you’ve tried any of the following techniques to control or manage your relationship with substances, without any significant degree of
Do you know someone who suffers from addiction? Are you wondering how to support them without becoming an enabler? Should you just send them off to a residential treatment program near you? How can you help an addict? These and many other questions run through your mind when you know
It’s the most popular question asked in our discussion groups. Each time people come up with their ideas and concepts on how to define addiction. Some call it a habit, while others label it as a psychological disease. Once someone quoted Milton to explain addiction, and that nuanced take really struck a
Alcohol addiction or alcoholism can turn your life upside down. It is a downward spiral that is hard to get out of and the road to recovery can be challenging. However, with the help of treatment professionals like the ones at Costa Rica Treatment Center it is not
We can all agree that abusing drugs can do you no good, so if you are hooked to these harmful and addictive substances or knows someone who’s trapped by the downward spiral of drugs, it is important to take measures to stop using drugs as soon as possible. In order to
“So how exactly does this work? I talk; you listen? Is that … it? That is talk therapy?” This was one of the first (and many) times that a patient had been outspoken about his doubts and hesitations regarding psychotherapy / talk therapy. Of course, that’s not
We all know that there is no upside to drug and alcohol abuse and you want to know How to Stop Using Drugs and Alcohol. According to research, there were around 164 million people around the world who abused drugs or alcohol in 2016. This number has only
We all know the health risks associated with smoking. So, How to stop smoking? Sometimes, the warning label is printed right on the pack of cigarettes. However, it doesn’t make it any easier to quit the habit for good. According to a report issued by the World Health Organization, the tobacco
ADDICTION RECOVERY TAUGHT ME SUFFERING IS PERCEIVED The other night at a gathering my guru-buddy proudly proclaimed, “I’m a Buddhist so I’m tattooing the Ganesha on my forearm.” With my usual snarkiness I quipped, “Dude, pretty sure Ganesha is a Hindu God.” “Well, yeah, same thing. Hindu, Buddha, it’s all about suffering, right?” Buddhism is
The Impact of Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs on Society Research has concluded without a shred of a doubt that abusing alcohol, tobacco, and drugs like opioids and other substance use disorders have both immediate and long-term health effects. Worldwide, the United Nations Office on