Treatment & Detox Guide
Alcoholics Anonymous is well known as a self-help programme for people who regularly abuse alcohol, now known to be one adult in five. But the despair, confusion and resentment suffered by the alcoholic is invariably felt by their family too. I know this from both sides of the fence: as the child of a drink-dependent….
Detox is basically the short term used for detoxification. It means removing the toxic substances present in your body. Detox also refers to the withdrawal period when an individual’s body returns to homeostasis after using an addictive substance for a long period of time. This is one of the important functions of the kidneys, liver….
I first entered an AA meeting on July 6th, 1965. I did not like it and would have taken any other alternative were one available at the time. So, with no other alternative, I kept coming back. I did have one life saving conviction and that was that I could not drink. Not much else….
Broward agency disputes it’s overstaffed and calls for review by consultants Broward County taxpayers could be spending too much to run a recovery center for drug addicts. A scathing report by county auditors last week charged that treatment at the Broward Addiction Recovery Center is about twice as costly as the national average. Too few….
On a recent Tuesday night, Anchorage police sergeant Dennis Allen came upon a familiar face at a bus stop. It was Paul, one of Anchorage’s 400 or so homeless alcoholics who chronically get drunk in public. He was drinking malt liquor from a cup, and Allen made him pour it out. Later Allen came upon….