Tag: Alcoholism Treatment

DWI and DUI Courts are Effective: They Reduce Repeat DWI/DUI

DUI courts are effective in reducing drunken driving. That is, driving while intoxicated or while impaired. These courts are sometimes called problem solving courts, DWI courts, sobriety courts, wellness courts, or accountability courts. New Mexico established the first DUI court in the US in 1995. Now, there are many hundreds. That’s because of the effectiveness …

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

Leslie Keeley was an early proponent of the disease theory of alcoholism. He began promoting the idea in the 1870s. History remembers Keeley 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 substance problems. I. Dr. Leslie …

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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 …

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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 …

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