Category: Alcoholism Treatment

Famous People in Recovery: Anthony Hopkins

Sir Anthony Hopkins is one of the world’s most respected actors, famous for his chilling, Oscar-winning role in ‘Silence of the Lambs.’ Now at the age of 75, he has made more than 80 movies throughout his six-decade career. Anthony Hopkins has also been sober since the 1970s. Several years ago, Hopkins went public about […]

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When It Comes to Alcoholism, White Matter Matters

New research shows: when women stop drinking, their brains recover more quickly than men. “White matter” has often been linked to alcoholism, because it “forms the connections between neurons, allowing communication between different areas of the brain.” This basically means that women may have an easier time during the recovery process than men, neurologically and/or […]

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Alcohol Abuse Among Firefighters

Back in ‘93, Cincinnati’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health conducted a survey to help indicate potential stressors, psychological distresses and alcohol problems among firefighters. Out of 145 firefighters, 29% had problems with alcohol use and/or abuse. Also in the survey, “hearing that children are in a burning building was the highest ranked stressor.” […]

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Indiana’s New Drinking Law Has Lifesaving Powers!

Late last week, the governor of Indiana signed off on the Lifeline Law, which potentially protects people from being arrested for various drinking charges — like public intoxication or underage drinking — if they call 911 for emergency help after consuming too much alcohol. The bill, which takes effect on July 1, was inspired by […]

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Vivitrol Q&A: Frank Silletti, Executive Director of Treatment Solutions’ New Jersey Campus

We spoke with Frank Silletti, Executive Director of Treatment Solutions’ New Jersey Campus, and an expert on Vivitrol – a tool used to aid an alcoholic’s recovery process. Vivtrol is the trade name of injectable naltrexone, which helps block the brain’s receptors that feel pleasure from alcohol, thus freeing the mind from craving it. For […]

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The Connection Between Emotional Trauma & Drug Abuse

We often blame emotional trauma during childhood for negative occurrences later in life, like difficulty holding down a job, making friends or committing to marriage —  and rightfully so. While there may be a tendency to excuse negative behavior as a result of emotional trauma of long ago, there is reason to take it into […]

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The Beast We Call Progression: Addiction a Progressive Disease

We want to thank Dr. James DiReda for offering another excellent guest post for us! Dr. DiReda has over twenty years experience working with individuals, families, and organizations to address alcohol, drug, and mental health issues. He holds a dual Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Work from Boston University. He is currently Director of Counseling […]

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Triggers to Binge Drinking

There are certain times in our lives that we are more prone to binge drinking. Someone struggling with alcohol abuse or alcoholism should be especially aware of these times and avoid them or find a way to manage their urge to drink. Binge drinking is defined by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism […]

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Screening for Substance Abuse

We know it is important to identify and get help to people who are addicted to drugs or alcohol. But as a new survey suggests, putting this into practical methods is often difficult to do. Substance Abuse and Health Screens The study was done by researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School […]

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Native American Healing

Native Americans are known for their natural healing and their holistic remedies. One way some tribes have begun to heal their own who suffer from alcoholism is to use Peyote, which is deemed an illegal substance to the rest of the country. History of Peyote Peyote has been around as long as inhabitants of North […]

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