How is Personality Factored into Holistic Treatment for Alcoholism?

A British study examining adolescent drinking prevention reminds us personality plays an important role in addiction. Identifying relevant personality traits helps prevent and treat drug and alcohol dependency. The study, dubbed the “Adventure Trial”, followed 2,643 ninth graders over the course of two years. Addiction-Prone Personalities During the study, researchers taught teachers to provide targeted…

Drug Court Programs: Rehab over Imprisonment

Drug addiction and substance abuse often bring people into conflict with the law, leading to possible incarceration. During incarceration one may receive some measure of drug rehab, but all too often he is released with his addiction intact. Criminal judges see the same addicts over and over again in a continuing cycle of abuse, crime,…

A Healthy Diet for a Successful Recovery

Addiction takes a terrible toll on your loved one’s health. Often food and nutrition take a backseat to finding and consuming drugs and alcohol. As a result, many people enter drug rehab clinics with serious nutritional deficiencies that may not become apparent until after detox. Nutritional deficiencies can adversely affect addiction recovery. The body and…

Are You a “Secret” Alcoholic?

When people think of alcoholism, they typically think of the physical signs of drinking: unsteady gait, loss of coordination, loss of consciousness, and vomiting. They may also picture someone who misses work due to drinking, becomes violent when he drinks, or lies about how alcohol consumption. All of these may indeed be signs of alcoholism,…