Tag: Alcoholism Treatment

Know about Alcohol Detox: Information about Alcohol Detoxification

I. Alcohol Detox What you need to know about alcohol detox (alcohol detoxification). Here’s information about what it is. Why it is sometimes necessary. What it involves. And more. Alcohol detox is the process of stabilizing alcoholics who have stopped drinking. This is sometimes necessary before alcoholism treatment begins. Detox is to prevent them from going […]

The Best Alcohol Treatment Program: How to Choose It.

How to Choose the Best Alcohol Treatment Program Selecting the best alcohol treatment program for you or a loved one is a major decision. But it’s not easy. Alcohol treatment programs are highly profitable. They bring in billions of dollars each year. But it’s also a very, very competitive industry. Each bed filled brings in […]

Acupuncture for Alcoholism or Alcohol Dependence

Acupuncture Acupuncture has been a therapeutic technique for thousands of years in China. It’s relatively new in the West. However, it’s now popular there as well. That includes acupuncture for alcoholism treatment. For this reason, it’s often offered as a treatment option. The theory of acupuncture is simple. It’s that a balanced flow of a […]

“Alcoholism is a Disease and I Can Cure It”: Dr. Leslie Keeley and the Keeley Institutes.

Dr. Leslie Keeley. An early proponent of the disease theory of alcoholism was Dr. Leslie Keeley. He promoted the idea in the late 1800s. Keeley is now remembered for two things. First was his assertion that “alcoholism is a disease and I can cure it.” Second was his alleged “gold cure” for alcoholism and other […]

Cognitive Behavioral Education & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral education (CBE) should not be mistaken for cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or vice versa. Unfortunately, their names are similar. Worse, their acronyms, CBE and CBT, sound almost identical. This confuses the public. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Cognitive behavioral therapy is a highly evidence-based therapeutic approach widely used for alcoholism and drug addiction. This technique […]

The Road to Recovery from Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Background of The Road to Recovery The Road to Recovery is “a landmark national study on public perceptions of alcoholism and barriers to treatment.” Peter D. Hart Research Associates conducted it for the Rush Recovery Institute. The nationwide study surveyed doctors, employers, clergy, counselors and therapists. Also surveyed were adults with a current or recovering […]

Spiritual Help for Alcoholism: Discover Its Effectiveness

Spiritual help for alcoholism is widely used. It is central to Alcoholics Anonymous. It’s often used in other approaches to healing. Alcohol has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years. It plays a major part in Jewish and most Christian rites around the world today. It has and continues to contribute to followers’ […]

Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS): Save Our Selves

Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS) is a nonprofit network of autonomous, non-professional local groups. It’s sole purpose is to help individuals achieve and maintain abstinence. It can be from alcoholism, drug addiction or food addiction. SOS credits individuals for achieving and maintaining their own abstinence. Secular Organizations for Sobriety does not compete with any other recovery […]

Non-12-Step Programs and Rehabs: There are Many Choices

Almost one quarter of all alcohol and drug rehabilitation facilities in the U.S. are non-12-step programs. These are the findings of a recent survey by The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA). People who prefer a non-12-step program or rehab have a wide choise. Here are alphabetical lists of random samples.  First […]

Women Can Control Their Drinking: How to Do It Yourself

Rarely does a book appear that is both enjoyably readable and highly informative. Such a rare gem is Gabrielle Glasser’s Her Best-Kept Secret: Why Women Drink – And How they Can Regain Control. The sub-title correctly suggests the practical value of apply evidence-based approaches. Women (and men) can use them to either control their drinking […]

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