Holistic Approach May Be The Key To Curing Addiction

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Though the medical profession labels alcoholism and addiction – America’s No. 1 health problems – as incurable diseases that are manageable at best, one man is determined to prove that there is a complete cure for those twin demons. According to Chris Prentiss, co-founder of the world-famous Passages Rehab Center in Malibu, Calif., and author […]


Addiction Treatment Centers Using Experiential Therapies

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Life is experience. Substance dependence overtakes a person’s ability to make her own decisions to experience life, and life is no longer actively participated in. Therefore, in overcoming addiction, it is vital to learn to re-experience life. This lesson helps a treatment center resident reintegrate into the world after therapy is through. Experiential therapy is […]


Tv Is A Drug Are Your Kids Addicted

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For most of us, hearing about different types of addiction is a common occurrence. Even more difficult to bear is that most of us are close to someone affected by an addiction. When addictions are related to the abuse of a substance such as alcohol, our understanding that there is a problem may be rooted […]


Are Meal Replacements A Good Idea For Weight Loss

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Think about the number one reasons why people are overweight nowadays. Overweight people fall into one of two different categories. Either they have an unhealthy lifestyle – working long hours, eating out all the time, not getting enough exercise – or they simply eat too much, often in a compulsive way. This type of eating […]


Pathological Eating Disorders And Poly Behavioral Addiction

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When considering that pathological eating disorders and their related diseases now afflict more people globally than malnutrition, some experts in the medical field are presently purporting that the world’s number one health problem is no longer heart disease or cancer, but obesity. According to the World Health Organization (June, 2005), “obesity has reached epidemic proportions […]


Diet Pills The Answer Or Not

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So if diet pills work and I am overweight, why shouldn’t I use them to get myself back to where I want to be? The truth is that we live in an obese society. With that being the case, then it stands to reason that the business of losing weight is big. We are all […]


Can Trading Futures Forex Or Stocks Be Addictive

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Real addictions are a very grave matter and while trading doesn’t involve the consumption of any substances, there are those that believe that trading is truly addictive. The tremendous emotional rushes that most traders experience both prior to placing a trade and while in the middle of a big winner or big loser are an […]


Video Game Addiction

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For most of us, video games represent a pleasant break in the day and a source of some entertainment. However a consumer concern group is seeking to raise the understanding in the general public that computer games misuse posses a significant and growing source of addiction in our society. This addiction is real and threatens […]


Religious Fanaticism And Poly Behavioral Addiction

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Surveys show that religion and spirituality play a central role in the lives of most of the population in human experience. Gallup (2004) found that 59% of adults nationwide say religion is a very important part of their lives. An additional 26% of Americans say religion is fairly important to them. Just 15% of respondents […]


Why Most Cocaine Rehab Programs Fail

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There are a multitude of reasons why anyone would try cocaine. However, when one experiences the emotional ‘euphoria’ provided by cocaine, as with most illicit drugs, the reason anyone would continue to use cocaine is typically the same for all as the drug provides an escape from the pressures and failures of life. This is […]


How Cocaine Addiction Hurts You

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Unlike Methamphetamine addiction, cocaine addiction can actually ‘sneak up’ on the user over time. This may take a few weeks or months before a real problem begins to set in. And before the “casual user” even suspects there might be an addiction, the bank account is drained, the jewelry is gone, the credit cards are […]


Why Is It So Important For A Heroin Addict To Detox

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Heroin addiction has been around for a very long time. It is initially very often used to deaden pain in the form of morphine. The nasty consequences of morphine are addiction. Many people who use it initially for pain become addicted to it and cannot thereafter stop using it. Heroin has been around for centuries. […]


Cocaine Addiction Forms And Risks

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If you even suspect a loved one of cocaine addiction, it is better to take action and find out you were mistaken than not take action and find out they are addicted. The consequences can be very serious. So, how do you tell if a loved one is in the throes of cocaine addiction? There […]


Caffeine Addiction And Chronic Fatigue Recovery

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In spite of being a constituent in products commonly used for energy, caffeine over-stimulates the adrenal glands, which only causes the illusion of an increase in energy due to increasing the hormone adrenaline. Over time, excessive use of caffeinated substances will cause an adrenal addiction and the glands will produce less adrenaline naturally until they […]


Using Lsd And Illegal Drugs As Treatment For Depression

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Sometimes young people try illegal drugs to fit in or just out of curiosity. But some often try it to escape reality for awhile to get “high”. A “high” is the feeling that drug users to describe certain feelings that are experienced after taking drugs. These feelings may be described as happy or spacey feelings. […]


Break Free From Drug Addiction

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Death is nearly always accompanied with questions. Whether we are facing our own death or the death of someone we love, we seek for answers. But people seek answers differently. Some people ask for guidance, attend counseling sessions, go to bible studies, or seek support groups that would help them cope with a loss of […]


The Battle To Stop Smoking Begins With You

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Summoning the will power to quit smoking is one of the most challenging tasks that many adults will face. Cigarettes are easily accessible and socially accepted, and that it can be hard to stay away from them. With other forms of chemical dependency addicts must remove themselves completely from the culture that supports their habit. […]


Getting A Fix The Risks Of Pain Relief Addiction

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Addiction to any substance is a serious problem. Barring certain circumstances, addiction to pretty much anything can become a serious problem. While most people believe that addiction occurs only if certain emotional factors are present, that is not the case. Any substance that the body comes to develop a chemical dependent on can be addicting. […]