Addicts always seem so willing to do whatever it takes to get drugs. Is it possible that they DO want help, deep down inside? And what can we do to help them become willing to seek treatment?
Headlines abound with concerning messages about alcohol abuse. Almost daily we see another report on alcohol-related deaths, drunk driving accidents, alcohol misuse in the home, etc. Does America have a drinking problem?
This is my second article about my personal experiences with street drugs during the late 1960’s and into the mid 1970’s and how they nearly destroyed my life. I became immediately addicted to methamphetamine after my first injection in 1968.
Hello, My name is Jim Ring and I want to express my concern over the drug epidemic world wide. I feel a sense of responsibility in all this. Let me explain.
Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance in the US, with one in every 12 adults battling an alcohol dependency or abuse issue, according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD).
Texans to Rehab Texans tend to be justifiably proud of their big state and the tough-talking attitudes of Texans. The slogan “Don’t mess with Texas” is a refrain used by Texans to express their pride in their own independence and ruggedness.
True rehabilitation after addiction will restore a person’s sense of personal responsibility and a desire to help others. Families watch for this change as a person goes through rehab.
When you see national headlines about addiction and overdoses, they usually focus on the Northeast or Midwest. But a resident of Texas—especially South Texas—would argue that their region needs much more attention and care.
Being able to handle life well after rehab has to do with being able to confront what life throws at us and knowing how to handle it. In other words, being prepared and knowing there is a solution to life problems is key to long-term sobriety.
I feel really good about the Personal Values Course. I was very honest and able to actually get the things I needed off my chest. This allowed me to start really making amends with the people I had harmed in the past.