Here are links to some articles that you might find helpful as you consider intervention, addiction, and the process of recovery.
The concept is simple: interventionists and treatment providers work for their clients using the highest ethical standards to ensure that they receive the most appropriate and beneficial treatment possible. And yet somewhere along the way, the waters became muddied.
A young man shares his battle with addiction, and his brave journey back to sobriety.
A compelling story written by the older sister of a 20 year old victim of a methadone overdose, and her family’s determination to make a difference in the fight against adolescent drug addiction.
Families where addiction is present are oftentimes painful to live in, which is why those who live with addiction are oftentimes traumatized to varying degrees by the experience. Broad swings, from one end of the emotional, psychological and behavioral spectrum to the other, all too often characterize the addicted family system.
Those among us who have lived with the mess and mayhem of addiction understand how it feels to live in a family that has lost its rudder. It’s disquieting, deregulating and can chip away at our ability to live in emotional and psychological balance. Recent research in neuroscience is shedding an intriguing light on just why this might be so.
Left untreated, addiction is primary, progressive and chronic. It affects behavior, thinking and moods. Changes in appearance, hiding feelings, minimizing use, unpredictability, denial and lying are all part of the disease.
An interesting article about traditional treatment centers, methods of treatment, and the development of a pill for alcoholism.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse has just released a publication entitled the “Science of Addiction” with the goal of reducing the stigma against addictive disorders by explaining the disease of drug addiction through scientific information.