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How to Help a Friend Who Has Had Too Much to Drink

How to Help a Friend Who Has Had Too Much to Drink

Going out with friends for drinks is a great way to celebrate an evening and to have fun while enjoying one another’s company. However, if you have a friend who often has too much to drink or has drinking habits that you have become worried or concerned about, it may be time to consider talking with them and helping them…

When It’s Time for an Intervention for Drug Abuse

When It’s Time for an Intervention for Drug Abuse

Watching a loved one become more entangled in the use of drugs can be a helpless feeling. When talking seems to do no good and they are in complete denial (at least to you), it is time to take other measures. An intervention for drug abuse may be what gets them to seek the help that they need before it…

Why There is No Right Way to Ask for Help for Addiction

Why There is No Right Way to Ask for Help for Addiction

Addiction is a cruel and unforgiving master.  To achieve a state of true addiction, one usually ends up burning many bridges and losing the trust of dear friends and family.  That being said, there can come the point when an addicted person realizes that enough is enough and it is time to get help.  So with the trusted bridges half…

Teamwork in Sobriety: Why Group Therapy Works

Teamwork in Sobriety: Why Group Therapy Works

Getting sober is not a quick or easy path.  It takes a lot of time and effort to get off of an addicting substance and regain complete control over oneself. Often there are many feelings of shame and guilt that go along with addiction to alcohol or illicit drugs. These feelings cause the path to recovery to be marred by…

The Consequences of Addictive Thinking Patterns

The Consequences of Addictive Thinking Patterns

Most of your thoughts and beliefs are based on prior experiences and your conclusions about what has happened. Thought patterns start early in life. Many of your views reflect messages from parents, siblings, peers, teachers and other influential people in your life. Addictive thinking patterns are, in fact, distorted thoughts. Your thoughts may be either rational or distorted. Sensible or realistic…