How do I know I’m drinking too much OR more than I should? Is there a safe level of drinking? Some alcoholic beverages, like wine in moderate amounts, are known to have positive effects on health and it has been shown that people who drink at the optimal level have better health than those who […]
How does one become addicted? How does addiction develop? One does not plan on becoming addicted and one does not become addicted overnight. Drug or alcohol addictionusually starts with experimentation, whether out of curiosity or peer pressure, under stressful situations and/or to deal with some other problem – for instance, physical or emotional pain. Since […]
Tempted to drink or take drugs when you have problems? Think again Most of us might have turned to, or at least been tempted, to turn to drugs or alcohol for comfort at some point in our lives. Stress at work, low self esteem, loneliness or depression can cause some of us to drink or […]
Why do Individuals who are addicted continue to do something that is detrimental for them? Why are Individuals who are addicted unable to stop? How important is Cognitive Remediation in treating individuals who are addicted?
Alcoholism refers to serious drinking problems, which persist even though adversely affecting all or some of the following aspects in the Individual’s life – interpersonal relationships, occupational and/or social functioning, physical and/or psychological health. A person suffering from alcoholism either ‘abuses’ alcohol or becomes physically ‘dependent’ on it. Alcohol abuse is when drinking habits become […]
What is the most effective treatment for addiction? Whilst many treatment programs and approaches are available to treat individuals who are addicted, effective treatment programs involve not one but a combination of many approaches, tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual. Addiction treatment broadly involves treating withdrawal symptoms, getting the individual to restrain […]
How do I pay for Addiction Treatment? Treatment for addiction may seem unthinkable for most Individuals seeking these services, with the cost of drug rehab averaging around $20,000 for 30 days of treatment. This could be true, depending on the Rehab Centre you choose and the facilities offered. Even if it is, you do not […]
What is the most effective treatment for addiction? Whilst many treatment programs and approaches are available to treat individuals who are addicted, effective treatment programs involve not one but a combination of many approaches, tailored ot meet the specific needs of the individual. Addiction treatment broadly involves treating withdrawal symptoms, getting the individual to restrain […]
This quiz can help you learn more about your use of alcohol and whether or not you may have a alcohol problem. It is called AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test) and was developed by the World Health Organization.
Physical Signs and Symptoms Reddening of the white area in the eyes, dilated or constricted or pupils Runny Nose, droopy or watery eyes Difficulty breathing, shallow or increased respiration Excessive sweating, hot or cold flushes Headaches, stomach cramps, aches or pains in other parts of the body Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea Little or no appetite […]