Woman Leaving Alcoholic Husband

Posted on February 18, 2017 in Alcoholism

Living With an Alcoholic: When Is It Time to Leave?

Living as an individual with alcoholism is a struggle on its own, but when you’re a non-alcoholic living with an alcoholic, the problem is magnified. Alcohol dependence now affects two people, not just one. It can be an absolutely exhausting ordeal that consumes your life in addition to the life of the alcoholic. After living with an alcoholic for a few years, the fights become relentless, the walls get holes and the embarrassment can feel overwhelming.

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Oxycodone Pills

Posted on February 16, 2017 in Drug Abuse

Five Side Effects of Being Addicted to Oxycodone

While all types of drug addiction are difficult to overcome, oxycodone addiction can be a nightmare for those who become this painkiller’s unwitting victims. It may seem ironic to speak of painkillers creating victims, but that’s exactly what happens to people who abuse oxycodone by using it differently than prescribed.

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Social Media on a Cell Phone

Posted on February 15, 2017 in Addiction

Social Media Addiction Help

Social media has a way of sucking people into a constant loop of hitting refresh to check for new stories, comments or notifications. It’s easy to mindlessly browse social media during a lunch break at work, and social media sites might even be the first sites many of us automatically type into a web browser after starting the computer.

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residential treatment center for teens

Posted on February 13, 2017 in Alcohol and Drug Treatment

Differences Between Residential Drug Treatment Centers for Teens and Adults

The differences between the needs of teenagers and adults are obvious, but what are the differences between a residential treatment center for teens and one for adults? Because teenagers’ brains are still in development, special attention must be given during treatment. Many times teenaged addicts and alcoholics are exceptionally rebellious and defiant so they require more attention, work and care than their adult counterparts. A separate residential treatment center for teens provides an environment for recovery that focuses exclusively on their particular needs

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dialectical behavior therapy

Posted on February 12, 2017 in Addiction

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Addiction

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a form of therapy that was originally developed to treat certain personality disorders. Now the use of DBT has been expanded to treat other self-destructive behaviors including substance use disorders. Dialectic refers to the coming together of two opposites. In the case of DBT, the two opposites are acceptance and change. While a person with a substance use disorder may want change, it can be hard to accomplish that until there is also acceptance.

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co dependency

Posted on February 11, 2017 in Mental Health

Codependency & Power Issues: The Struggle for Control

The idea of codependency got its name only about 40 years ago and at that time was largely used to describe the connection between two parties in a relationship that was centered around alcohol abuse. One person, who was addicted to alcohol, became dependent on someone else to take care of them physically and emotionally. The other person’s life became centered around and dependent on helping the addicted person. The two dependencies compounded each other and led to behaviors that were mutually destructive. Codependency has since evolved to describe any relationship one person has with another that manifests in a dysfunctional helping dynamic.

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Three Non Alcoholic Beers

Posted on February 11, 2017 in Alcoholism

Non-Alcoholic Beer and Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is the medical term for inflammation of the pancreas, a gland that supports your health by producing digestive juices and two important hormones. Unless properly treated, this inflammation can seriously damage the gland’s normal function and trigger major health complications.

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Map of Houston, Texas

Posted on February 10, 2017 in Drug Abuse

Common Street Drugs in Texas

For residents of Texas who use street drugs and need drug rehabilitation, Houston and other large cities offer many treatment options. Street drugs come in a variety of forms and are being used by people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds to get high or to take the edge off physical or emotional pain. If you have been using alcohol or other drugs for any length of time, you may feel like there isn’t any hope of facing life sober.

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