Category Archives: Blog

Brief Article: Top 10 steps in drug addiction intervention

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Define the purpose of the talk, gain permission to talk, and help the person understand the reason for the intervention. Raise awareness of the issue in the context of the person’s health. Screen, evaluate and assess substance

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Article: Addiction professionals & creativity: How addiction counselors use art to heal

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Deborah Feller is a psychotherapist who takes feelings she encounters in therapy sessions and transforms these into drawings and paintings. A highly gifted artist, she talks with us here about her work in addiction therapy and how the process of

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Article: How to Establish Respect in Relationships After Drug or Alcohol Addiction

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Relationships And Life After Alcohol and Drugs: Begin With Self Respect Create An Action Plan For Addiction Recovery Approach Friends, Colleagues, and Others Face-To-Face To read more,

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Brief Article: Addiction Self Control

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Exercising Self Control In Addiction Treatment How can you exercise more self-control in addiction recovery? How can you implement strategies to prevent relapsing?   How can you resist cravings and overcome thoughts? We explore here and introduce

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Brief Article: Addiction and Low Self Esteem

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Self Esteem Exercise Go to the mirror, look the person you see straight in the eye, and see what your immediate reaction is. If it’s less than very positive, you have a self esteem issue – no “ifs”, “ands” or “buts” about it.

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Brief Article: Is it Wrong to be Selfish in Early Recovery?

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Selfishness In Addiction Recovery Many people talk about putting yourself first in order to recover from drug, alcohol or chemical addictions. For some people, early recovery may be a necessary time of self-reflection and time spent alone. Others,

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The Story of the Butterfly

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The Story of the Butterfly A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to squeeze its body through the tiny hole. Then it stopped, as if it

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Article: How can parents prevent drug abuse and drug use?

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 Set a positive example.  Ask open-ended questions. Practice open communication daily. Get involved in your children’s lives. Be nonjudgmental. Talk about drugs and alcohol early on. Set clear rules and enforce them. Be a parent

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Gambling Addiction Treatment Centers

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You’ve enjoyed going to the casino for a long time. But sometimes you wonder if your gambling habit might be unhealthy. Here are some signs that your gambling problem is out of control, and that it might be time to seek help from a gambling

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Can Machine Learning Combat Gambling Addiction?

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By Angela Guess John Burn-Murdoch of The Guardian reports, “Britain’s gambling industry is booming, and new figures show almost one in 20 iPhone owners use sports betting apps, but a UK technology firm is using behavioral data to combat the

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Shopping Is a ‘Loop of Loneliness’

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By: Ben Popken, NBC News Sad shoppers are getting sadder. Findings from a new study show when we’re feeling blue and socially isolated, we shop. Shopping, meanwhile, makes us even more depressed and alone. To fix it, we shop—and the

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You May Have A Gambling Problem If You…

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Feel the need to be secretive about your gambling. You might gamble in secret or lie about how much you gamble, feeling others won’t understand or that you will surprise them with a big win. Have trouble controlling your gambling. Once you

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How Is Gambling Bad For You?

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In some cases, gambling can become a problematic behavior causing many difficulties. This type of compulsive behavior is often called “problem gambling”. It is typically a progressive addiction that can have many negative psychological, physical

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New Zealand Bets More On The NBA Than Soccer

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Game for a gamble By Steve Deane Many sports in New Zealand couldn’t function without the injection of revenue from gambling. Basketball has become the country’s betting sport of choice. The Tall Blacks’ attempt to qualify for the

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Betting on Inflation and Unemployment….What?!

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Gamblers Take On Central Bank Forecasts By: Katrina Bishop | Deputy News Editor, CNBC.com Simon Dawson | Getty Images Sick of the “experts” getting their economic forecasts wrong? Members of the public are being encouraged to take on

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Pete Rose: My Prison Without Bars

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If you are a fan of baseball and have struggled with gambling you will find this book very enjoyable.  As a compulsive gambler in recovery myself I understand where Pete Rose has been in battling this problem.  I can’t even imagine where my

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Researchers Shocked by Level of Violence Inflicted on Relatives of Gamblers

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Melbourne University researchers shocked by level of violence inflicted on relatives of gamblers The World Today By Tom Nightingale Researchers investigating links between gambling and family violence say they are shocked by the evidence they

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Video: How to Talk to A Problem Gambler

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  Divorce In a survey of nearly 400 Gamblers Anonymous members, 28 percent reported being either separated or divorced as a direct result of their gambling problems.   The National Gambling Impact Study Commission reported

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Video: Gambler Loses $14 Million on Slots

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You don’t have to lose millions to have a gambling problem. Continue to read our blog and website for information on compulsive gambling and start thinking about how you can help the problem gambler in your

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Affordable Care Act: The Number of People Seeking Addiction Treatment Could Double

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The number of people seeking addiction treatment could double under the Affordable Care Act, the Associated Press reports. Under the new law, four million people with drug and alcohol problems will become eligible for insurance coverage. The surge

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Red Lion Launches New Work for Responsible Gambling Council

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Red Lion launches new work for Responsible Gambling Council September 25, 2013 | Rebecca Harris Red Lion has launched its first campaign for the Responsible Gambling Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to problem gambling

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Problem Thinking in Gambling

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Problem thinking: Heuristics and cognitive bias in gambling Once when I was playing roulette at my local casino, there was a run of seven reds in a row. I rarely bet by colour myself, but while I was laying my many 50 pence chips all over the

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Gambling Matters

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By: Michael Cocchiola, Williamsville Wellness Gambling can take a strong hold on people’s lives, especially when it turns into an addiction. Many people don’t understand gambling addiction, but those who have suffered or suffer from it, know

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Disney is Getting Out of The Slot Machine Business

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Disney to withdraw Star Wars machines October 29, 2013 by Stewart Darkin Disney plans to phase out Star Wars and Marvel slot machines in the US, reports the New York Times. A Disney representative told the NY Times the decision to phase out

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