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Getting Treatment for Addiction

Treatment for Addiction is not a “One Size Fits All”.

Someone you care about is drinking too much and/or doing drugs.  You see them getting worse.  It’s like you don’t know who they are anymore.  They are breaking your trust, failing in their responsibilities; you talk to them …but nothing.  What can you do?  You know they need help but what kind?  In-patient?  Go away for 30 days or more?  Outpatient so they can keep their job before they lose it?

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Surgeon General: Addiction is a Public Health Crisis

Source:  ScramSystems

“Today the U.S. Surgeon General released a first-of-its-kind report about addiction that shows how widely and deeply drug and alcohol misuse and abuse are impacting the nation’s health. In his preface, current Surgeon General Vivek Murthy hopes the report will have the same impact on addiction as the Surgeon General’s report 50 years ago did on the dangers of tobacco and smoking.” Full Article >>>

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Alcohol Abuse vs. Alcohol Dependence

How to tell the difference between Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Dependence

Great information from our friends at Soberlink:

According to the Center for Disease Control, “Alcohol abuse is a pattern of drinking that results in harm to one’s health, interpersonal relationships, or ability to work.” To be more specific, people who abuse alcohol experience one or more of the following problems, yet continue to drink:

*Legal problems due to alcohol-related arrests (for example, drinking and driving or assaulting someone while intoxicated)
*Relationship problems related to the drinking or worsened by it (such as being too intoxicated to pick up the kids)
*Putting themselves or others in dangerous situations (such as working in the medical field while under the influence or engaging in high-risk sexual behaviors).  Full Article >>>