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Most addicts are not inherently cruel, vicious, manipulative, angry, hurtful people. They do not wish harm upon anyone, nor do they seek to cause suffering upon others. The majority of addicts understand daily the immense amount of pain they are not only causing themselves, but upon others. They feel terribly guilty about it, and live a life filled with shame and fear. But the inherent go...
In Colorado, there is a new approach to combating the growing, nationwide opioid epidemic. Their Medicaid program is currently “reducing the amount of opioid painkillers it allows its recipients to receive, which is part of a growing campaign to restrict how many of the highly addictive drugs are in circulation.” In theory, this makes sense. Opioid drugs are high in circulation, which...
Surprisingly, one of the biggest hindrances for seeking treatment for addiction is transportation. Some addicts have supportive family members that are willing to drive them to and from their rehab or meeting of choice, but not everyone is as fortunate. Some addicts have lost everything in their addiction, including the means to a car. Even getting a bus pass can be hard as just “walking...
Having an addiction still carries an unfortunate stigma to it. Though much has been improved in the way the medical community views addiction, as it is now considered a disease just like any other disease, there are still those in society who view addiction as a choice, a weakness, and some sort of moral failing. It is the position of Footprints and the recovery community in general that a...
There are so many addictions that have nothing to do with addictions to drugs or alcohol. So many of us suffer from workaholism, sex addiction, relationship “isms”, shopaholic “isms” and other such destructive “isms”. Many former drug addicts and alcoholics who recover from their addiction don’t understand how to live a moderate, balanced lifestyle, and so they turn to other ...
Last week, yet another famous celebrity succumbed to the disease of alcoholism. One of the stars of the hit show, True Blood, Nelson Ellis, died of heart failure, which caused by his addiction   At the young age of 39, this is truly a tragedy. In recent years, Phillip Hoffman, Heath Ledger, Anna Nicole Smith, and Amy Winehouse are only a few famous people who have publicly suffered and p...
Welcome to our monthly round-up of industry professionals and their expert advice. Each month we plan to include advice from mental and addiction experts on various topics in the industry. In this round-up you’ll read 25 addiction experts in OC California share their insights on what to do if your loved one is addicted. The advice included will provide you with tips, strategies and th...
Many addicts are able to attend AA meetings, follow the 12 steps, get a sponsor, and maintain sobriety on their own through their relationship with a Higher Power. Oftentimes, if an addict stops using or drinking early on enough in their addiction, going through the latter process is enough for them to achieve and maintain sobriety. However, there are times when this is not enough. Rehabi...
There have been numerous medicinal treatments and prescriptions for alcoholism throughout history. These vary from the old days of sanitariums and asylums to more modern solutions such as antabuse, naltrexone, anti-depressants, and anti-anxiety medications. The most common modern prescription for alcoholism has been through the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, and rehabilitation facilitie...
Last week, we talked about the 5 best books to read about the disease of addiction and the various treatment options available. While books are often the most intellectually stimulating choices, there are other ways to learn about addiction that provoke powerful emotions within the viewer. According to recent studies, visual effects can be 6000 times more effective than words. For some, re...
 
 

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