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Month: July 2010

Win Back Your Self-Respect and the Respect of Others in Recovery

When you hit rock bottom in addiction, chances are you’ve lost every shred of self-respect you ever had. And not only that, no one else has much, if any, respect for you either. Frankly, when you’ve bottomed out, you’re probably not thinking about your self-respect. You’re primarily interested in survival – and getting out of …

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Dispelling the Myth of “Light” Cigarettes

With more than 46 million smokers in America, nicotine addiction is the most common form of chemical dependency in the U.S., according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Not only does nicotine cause serious health risks and premature mortality in smokers, but the psychoactive stimulant is as addictive as alcohol, cocaine, or …

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Writers In Treatment Hosts Second Annual Reel Recovery Film Festival

The Los Angeles-based nonprofit recovery organization for writers affected by alcoholism or substance abuse, Writers In Treatment (WIT), will be hosting its second annual Reel Recovery Film Festival from October 27–30 in Hollywood, California, and November 11–14 in Nashville, Tennessee. After its successful debut in 2009, the Reel Recovery Film Festival is continuing to celebrate …

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Beyond Talk: Learning How to Replace Addictive Behaviors Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Overcoming addiction, getting unstuck from unhealthy behaviors, and moving on with your life is tough work. An individual dependent upon or addicted to substances can see a counselor for months or years to gain insights into why he or she abuses alcohol or drugs, engages in compulsive gambling, sex, or other addictive behaviors and still …

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Parents Sedating Their Children with Drugs Called Child Abuse

A new U.S. study has found that malicious use of drugs on children by their parents or caregivers is an under-recognized problem and should be classified as a form of child abuse. Dr. Shan Yin from the University of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Poison Drug Center investigated the prevalence of the national problem over …

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Video: Equine Therapy at Promises

Dr. David Sack discusses the equine therapy program at Promises and CBS News explores the value of equine therapy in addiction treatment. [youtube]//www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pVY3WVCuTk[/youtube]

Chemical Dependency: A Life Not Your Own

An individual who has developed a chemical dependency often looses necessary control over their life to a certain extent. To better understand why, think about the other interchangeable terms used to refer to chemical dependency, such as alcoholism, addiction, substance abuse, drug habit and drug addiction. In its true form, chemical dependency is referring to …

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