Misusing alcohol is a serious problem. In speaking of alcohol misuse sometimes the term alcohol abuse is used while other times the condition is referred to as an alcohol dependency. What is the difference? Is there one? The answer is yes, there is a difference.
Most rehab programs will provide one-on-one and group counseling, education, healthful nutrition, recreation and exercise. Daily exercise provides several benefits to the person seeking recovery. It is a natural mood-enhancer, provides a way to release tension and aggression, and promotes overall well-being. Yoga does all these things and more besides.
Bulimia is an eating disorder in which the sufferer binges on large amounts of food and then purges to rid their body of the calories. Binges typically consist of high-calorie foods like fried food, cookies, potato chips or sweets. Purges may take the form of forced vomiting, abusing laxatives and diuretics, or excessive exercise. The…Details
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse unfortunately often occur together. For those wanting to help patients, it has been hard to know which problem needed to be dealt with first. Some advocated recovery from substance abuse as a first attack since PTSD treatments themselves can sometimes be enough to create an urge within patients…Details
Insomnia is a characteristic condition of the modern world. Among the ranks of the miserable are alcoholics and drug addicts, whose sleep is constantly disrupted by the brain-altering effects of the chemicals they have been ingesting for so long. Even when addicts are in recovery, however, a good night’s sleep can still be hard to…Details
Addiction is notable for the toll it takes on an individual’s health and relationships. However, while these losses feature prominently in the costs of addiction, they only tell part of the story. Typically, addicts and their families also pay a heavy financial cost, both in terms of the money spent on the substance or activity…Details
A lot of people have certain preconceptions about what a binge eater or anyone with an eating disorder should look like. You might assume that a binge eater is an overweight, lazy, and insecure woman who lives alone and has few friends. It is easy to judge something that you don’t understand. Kathryn is a…Details
The tumultuous symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) flow into the world of the victim and the lives of the loved ones around. Seeing a loved one suffer, watching a loved one change, and trying to re-identify with a friend and lover known once-upon-a-time is mentally and physically exhausting. Couples need their own specific therapy…Details
Alcohol consumption is often motivated by stress. Some specific situations, such as anxiety, can lead to self-medication, with individuals realizing that alcohol can help them feel more in control of a situation. However, it can also lead to misuse of alcohol, and result in related consequences.
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is not isolated to the individual who is experiencing it, his or her family feels the affects too.