Drug Recovery

Five things Everyone Wants To Know About A Drug & Alcohol Rehab

1. DOES REHAB WORK? Yes, there is plenty of evidence-based research to prove that rehab does work. What’s important is finding programs that offer the most successful solutions. The Cochrane Review, the largest independent meta-analysis ever conducted on alcoholics, (10,580 alcoholics, 53 institutions and 150 academics and medical experts) found that rehab is most effective […]

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How to react or handle a drug or alcohol relapse

People in recovery relapse and may have a few slip-ups along the way. This blog discusses how to react and handle a relapse from drug or alcohol addiction….if it happens. Relapsing after putting so much hard work into being sober can be upsetting and frustrating. Below are 4 steps to help you deal with relapsing

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Alcohol and Drugs Might be Ruining Your Career?

As you decline into the chaos of alcoholism and addiction, many, if not all of the structures that you have worked hard to build, progressively fall away. In the haze and confusion of the unmanageability brought on by your drinking and drug binges, you can compromise everything that you once valued, including your family, friends

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Dr William D. Silkworth and the Phenomenon of Craving

When a brash New York stockbroker named Bill Wilson met the Akron physician and surgeon, Dr Bob Smith, an entire movement grew up around them and millions of lives across the globe have been saved.  Since then, the 12 Steps to recovery, as pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), has been the most successful method of

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Abstinence and the 12 steps; the foundations for a much better life

The reasons for the high attrition rates of people attempting to recover should be mostly attributed to the deceptive and insidious nature of alcoholism and addiction. However, the clinical approach used by most alcohol and drug treatment centres focuses on minimising the risks associated with detoxification and encouraging abstinence. Unless a person attends a long

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Introducing the Cochrane review of Twelve Step facilitated recovery

Cochrane is an unaffiliated, international network of researchers that perform systematic reviews of medical evidence to improve health outcomes and healthcare practices around the world. A newly released Cochrane Review into Twelve Step Facilitated recovery (TSF), found “high certainty evidence” that TSF programs that were designed to increase participation in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) can lead

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