Drug rehab programs commonly treat men who identify themselves as being in a midlife crisis; however, women in their 40’s are susceptible to the same exact issues as men. Unfortunately, women tend to seek addiction treatment less often than their male counterparts. In addition, women have the tendency to internalize stress and deal with uncomfortable [...]
Drug & Alcohol Rehab
This question is a continuous debate, which researcher Dr. Francesca Filbey is attempting to study. Dr. Filbey is the director of addiction research at the Center for Brain Health at University of Texas in Dallas. Recently she has received 2 million dollars to conduct a study about marijuana addiction over the next 5 years. Dr. [...]
Addiction treatment for Bobby Brown would be a step in the right direction to help decrease the detrimental effects that the disease of addiction is having on him. Brown racked up his second DUI yesterday after being pulled over for cell phone use. Clearly, drugs and alcohol have an extremely negative impact on decision making [...]
Oscar de la Hoya generated the most revenue of anyone in the boxing sport. He brought in an estimated $696 million in total for his pay per view fights. He also struggled with alcohol and cocaine addiction throughout his career. He began boxing at age 6 and sipping alcohol at age 8. De la Hoya [...]
Brooke Mueller, Charlie Sheen’s ex wife, checked into drug rehab as she faces alleged cocaine possession and assault charges. Regardless of the reason for entering addiction treatment, going to treatment is a good thing. It is so sad to see the way drugs destroys lives. In 1996, Mueller was arrested for driving while under the [...]
Prescription drug abuse often starts innocently with an individual getting a prescription to help them manage either chronic or acute pain. Once their body becomes acclimated to the dosage prescribed to them, they often begin to self medicate by taking more than prescribed. The next thing they know, they are addicted to their prescribed medication [...]
Methamphetamine addiction is a disease that will deteriorate you overnight. Brian ‘Head’ Welch, ex-member of Korn, wrote a song called Flush depicting his struggle with crystal meth addiction. His beginning lyrics, “Look at my face, I’m all sucked up,” is an accurate description of what we refer to as meth head. In Head’s book depicting [...]
Most times, it takes a good deal of effort and energy to become addicted to a substance, a behavior, or an emotion. After a while more and more time is spent feeding the addiction. The addiction can begin in many ways, it is not always because we want to check out, but once we are [...]
Group therapy in addiction treatment allowed me to process the events that led to my addiction and the damage that was caused by it.
When a young adult has failed attempts on their own at staying sober it negatively affects their confidence and could make them believe that they are destined for a life of addiction. Addiction treatment can give them the confidence they need to get and stay sober.