Addiction counseling can take many approaches. Some people may have positive experiences with motivational interviewing and others may get results from cognitive behavioral therapy.
But, there are some major theories that come into play and the following discussion should provide some insight.
Adlerian Psychology This may also be called "individual psychology." The practice is holistic....
Alcohol abuse is tough on the addict. It causes a number of physical and mental changes and as addiction is a progressive, chronic disease, these changes grow more and more terrible as time passes by.
But, the alcoholic isn't the only one suffering. His or her friends and family are also reeling from the impact of the addiction.
No one wants to stand by and witness suffering. The problem is...
While many authorities focus on the dangers of addiction to heroin, cocaine and other illegal drugs, there is another problem that is even larger and potentially far more dangerous.
That problem is addiction to and abuse of alcohol, a drug that is no less dangerous even though it is completely legal.
In fact, addiction to alcohol can be just as debilitating, and potentially just as deadly,...
When many people think about addiction, they first picture individuals who have become dependent on illegal street drugs like meth and cocaine. But there is another side to addiction - one that is far more common and just as dangerous. That common problem is that alcohol abuse and alcoholism, can be just as debilitating and potentially deadly as any drug problem.
In fact the problems...
There are many different approaches to treating alcohol use, abuse and addiction, and each approach has its own unique benefits for the problem drinker. Some alcoholics respond quite readily to the combination of peer support and spirituality pioneered so effectively by groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), while others find that alternative forms of treatment like cognitive behavioral therapy...Read Full Article
Even if you have never struggled with the problem of alcohol addiction before, chances are you have heard of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).
AA has been around since the 1930s, and during the intervening decade the group and others like it has helped millions of alcoholics and problem drinkers recover from their issues and live a life of sobriety.
If you or someone you care about has been...
Many recent studies have revealed that moderate drinking may bring health benefits, but it is becoming increasingly apparent that it is never a good idea to simply jump on a new health trend.
It may be too soon for you to begin drinking with good health and wellness in mind.
Understanding Alcohol the Studies Studies in the past decade have indicated that having a moderate amount of alcohol,...
When people think about addiction, the first thing they picture is the use of illegal drugs like heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine.
While the abuse of these illicit substances is indeed dangerous and even life threatening, there is another, even larger, abuse problem that often flies under the radar.
That abuse problem involves alcohol, a drug that is just as dangerous as all the others...
One of the things that makes alcohol such an addictive and dangerous drug is the fact that it is physically as well as psychologically addictive.
The hold that alcohol has on the body is also one of the biggest impediment to getting clean, and one of the reasons so many alcoholics and problem drinkers fail to get clean on their own.
Fortunately there are ways for those problem drinkers and...
If you or someone you care about has been struggling with their drinking, you already know how difficult the situation can be. Problems with alcohol are all too common, and the consequences of heavy drinking are both far ranging and long lasting. From the dangers posed by drunk driving to lost productivity at work and problems maintaining healthy relationships, alcoholics and problem drinkers...Read Full Article
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