When you realize that you have an addiction to alcohol and you need help, where do you go? Many of us who are battling alcoholism find that we can confide in close friends and family members. These people are willing to find ways to make you better. Alcoholism is a disease with very negative consequences.…


Alcoholics Anonymous®: The Seven Month Slip – Personal Stories From The First Edition AT FOURTEEN years of age, when I should have been at home under the supervision of my parents, I was in the United States army serving a one year enlistment. I found myself with a bunch of men none too good for…


While being close to someone addicted to alcohol can be tragically painful, when an alcoholic decides to break the addiction, approaching alcohol rehabilitation can be viewed with a mixture of apprehension and relief. While it is exciting to know that your loved one is taking charge of his or her life, you might wonder what…


Does an alcohol abuse stigma ever scare you away from trying to get help? If you’re concerned about your problem with alcohol, anonymous programs might be the answer. Of course, the classic program for this is Alcoholics Anonymous. The beauty of these programs are that you can get help while making sure that you’re keeping…


If you’re in need of drug or alcohol addiction treatment and have already started the process of seeking out which facility is right for you, you may already be aware of residential rehab. This is also known as inpatient rehab. Basically, you move into the facility through the duration of your treatment. This is so…


The chronic condition of alcoholism is a serious condition, resulting in withdrawal, illness and tragic repercussions. There are more than seventeen million alcoholics in the United States. The problem is very far reaching. Chances are you know–or are–an alcoholic. You may even be considering staging your own intervention. If that is your plan, talk to…


What do Drug Rehabilitation Centers do? Drug rehabilitation centers provide intervention. Intervention breaks the cycle. Drug rehabilitation centers provide detox. Detox removes the drug from your system so that you are free of its destructive influence. This step gets you through the biggest initial hurdle: withdrawal–in an environment where you are safe, as well as…


Asian/Pacific Islanders Asian/Pacific Islanders consist of more than 60 culturally distinct groups, practice several types of religion, and speak more than 100 languages and dialects. Their degree of acculturation and assimilation varies. The Asian/Pacific Islander cultures have few characteristics in common. For some Asian/Pacific Islander groups, “the traditional Asian/Pacific Islander approach to health and illness…


Degrees of LGBT Sensitivity In addition to addressing issues of accessibility, it is important for program administrators and staff to create a supportive environment for LGBT individuals. The impact on the client of anti- GBT bias and internalized homophobia should be considered when developing the treatment plans of LGBT people with substance abuse problems. Few…


Clinical Issues With Youth Adolescence is a time of significant physical and psychosocial development. As adolescents develop, they rely increasingly on peers for information and support. They must also learn how to deal with boundaries and begin to integrate various aspects of their identity. Experimentation, exploration, and risk taking characterize adolescence, and many adolescents explore…