Family and Addiction: What Can They Do?

When it comes to an addiction to drugs or alcohol, the family can be there in many different ways. There are some things that a family can do that nobody else can. Before reading more about how you can help the addict in your life, know that you can't force them to change. They must do this on their own. However, you can encourage them to head in the right direction by doing certain things. Change Yourself Addiction doesn't just…...
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Is Inpatient Rehab Something You Need?

There are many addicts and alcoholics who have attended inpatient rehab. However, there are also many who have not. The choice may be yours as to whether you attend inpatient rehab, unless it was deemed by the court or someone else that you must attend. With the choice being yours, what do you do? If this is your first time going to rehab, you may be unsure of what is right for you. There are some ideas and tips that…...
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The Ways of an Alcohol Addiction

According to Chapter 7 of the Big Book, it talks about being baffled by learning that you have an addiction, the mental twists associated with drinking again, and more. Does all of this sound familiar to you? If so, you probably have an alcohol addiction or you know someone who does. There is a lot to an alcohol addiction and the ways may change from one person to the next. However, with that being said, there are some consistencies from…...
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What is an Addict?

When you read the N.A. Book, you will come to understand that an addict is "People whose use of any mind-altering, mood changing substance causes a problem in any area of life. Addiction is a disease that involves more than the use of drugs. Some of us believe our disease was present long before we used." If you have developed this disease, whether it was to alcohol or drugs, you can get into one of the best detox programs to…...
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Determining Whether You Have an Addiction

Millions of people suffer from a drug or alcohol addiction. Some of these people do get the treatment they need from drug or alcohol rehab centers. The problem is there are many people who don't even know they have an addiction. Some don't think they drink or do drugs too much. Others make excuses for their drug or alcohol use. Some people are in denial. Others don't really know how to define an addiction. The good news is that there…...
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