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The Health Effects Of Heavy Drinking

It is common knowledge that drinking alcohol to excess does you a lot more harm than good. This is whether you drink on a constant basis, drink far too much when you do drink, or are prone to regular binge drinking sessions. We will leave aside the social effects of excessive drinking and concentrate on…

Recovery and the Art of Not Trying

There are those who say that alcoholism and addiction are problems of the will, and that drinking or using is a matter of choice. In the recovery community at large, however, the message is this: If you can exercise willpower and choose, go ahead—we’re here for those who cannot. The art of addiction recovery is…

The Role of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Drug Rehabilitation

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy based on the premise that the way we think has significant impact on how we feel and what we do. The focus of the treatment is to make a patient recognize situations wherein they’re more likely to give in to their addiction. CBT professionals make sure…

Lies and Excuses Addicts Commonly Use, Other than “I’m Not an Addict”

If there’s one art substance dependents have truly mastered, it’s the creation of an intricate web of lies and excuses. In an addict’s viewpoint, these are exceptional ways to mask their dependence with things that are seemingly normal and do away with shame. In reality, lies and excuses are manifestations of their denial and reluctance…

Shame: The Addicts’ Worst Enemy

No matter how many times doctors tell us addiction is a disease, the stigma surrounding it persists. Most people attribute addiction to a failure of will and character. With perceived failure comes shame; and with shame comes relapse. The Long Tradition of Public Humiliation The US and UK have had a long tradition of public…