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Four Questions About Alcohol Abuse You Were Afraid to Ask

A Washington Post article answered some of the questions you may have had about alcohol consumption but were afraid to ask:
Why can the average man drink more than the average woman? The program director for the Division of Metabolism and Health Effects at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is quoted as saying,
“Men have more body water, […]

By |May 7th, 2013|Alcohol / Alcoholism Recovery|Comments Off|

Promoting Addiction Recovery Success

In a Huffington Post blog titled, “Can We Please Stop Stigmatizing Addiction, Recovery and Lindsay Lohan?” Deni Carise, a scientist and clinician in the field of substance abuse recovery makes a case for why more than one stint in a drug and alcohol rehab center is not necessarily an indication of failure. She is honest about Lohan’s behavior, her […]

By |May 2nd, 2013|Addiction Recovery, Blog|Comments Off|

Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction

By: Thom Gorman
A first class drug abuse and drug addiction treatment facility will approach these problems in several different ways, in order to fully help the broadest range of clients. Custom tailored programs should be able to draw methods from the medical, psychological, therapeutic, and self-help fields that can be formed into a comprehensive, yet individualized drug abuse or […]

What Is the Difference Between Drug Abuse and Addiction?

By: Thom Gorman 
In my days as a motorcyclist I was constantly in the company of gang members or independents whose income and lives revolved around the drug trade. They transported drugs, they sold drugs and they used drugs and some practiced drug abuse. Often they used different drugs at the same time and everybody used alcohol.
I worked in several […]

What Is Drug Abuse

What is drug abuse?
By: Thom Gorman 
When I was asked to write this article, I gave it a lot of thought and did some heavy-duty reflection. Since I have been an alcohol abuser, in the past I felt that I could honestly deal with the subject and attempt to answer the question, “What is Drug Abuse?”
I was deeply involved […]

By |December 26th, 2012|Drug Rehab Treatment, from the staff, General|Comments Off|

Choosing a Florida Drug Rehab Center

Selecting a Florida Drug Rehab Center
By: Thom Gorman | Published: 11/30/2012
Coming to grips with the fact that you or someone you love has a drug abuse or drug addiction problem is the first step in a cure. There is little else that can have the dire effects on a family – legally, financially and relationship-wise than having an addicted […]

By |November 30th, 2012|Drug Rehab Treatment, In the News|Comments Off|

Rehab and Treatment for Drug Abuse and Addiction

Rehab and Treatment for Drug Abuse and Addiction
By: Thom Gorman | Published: 11/26/2012
Drug abuse and addiction has been a growing problem in the U.S. for several decades. It seems as if the only change is the drug of choice, currently causing the biggest health problems in different areas of the country, today.
NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) reports tell […]

Club Drugs and Our Youth

All across the country, drugs remain a problem for our youth. It seems that every time we turn around, young people have found a new way to chase their next big high.Club drugs continue to be a problem in many different settings. However, raves continue to be among the most popular.
Raves
Raves are all-night dance parties that rarely only involve […]

By |November 30th, 2012|Addiction Recovery, Drug Info, General, Uncategorized|Comments Off|

Vermont Sees Heroin Abuse Rise as OxyContin Use Falls

The Boston Globe recently reported “OxyContin use down in Vt. but heroin use increases” and discussed what surely must be a frustrating situation for officials in that state.
The manufacturer of OxyContin changed the formula of the drug to make it less appealing to illicit drug users. Instead of being able to chew or grind up the time-release pain medication […]

By |November 28th, 2012|Drug Info, Drug Rehab Treatment, In the News|Comments Off|

An ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ Aids in Relapse Prevention

In a poignant column for Michigan’s Mlive.com, Mark Thomson, a professional who works with recovering addicts writes about how, “In recovery from addiction, ‘attitude of gratitude’ not just a Thanksgiving Day phenomenon”.  Adopting a habit of expressing gratitude is key for those in drug and alcohol rehab. Recovering from an addiction requires more that stopping unhealthy habits: it also requires […]

By |November 26th, 2012|Addiction Recovery, General Addiction|Comments Off|