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Ready for recovery: Sober Corps matches recovering alcoholics with mentors to help them stay on track
Mike was sober for 14 years. Then, at age 14, he took his first drink. And he drank until it defined him. First he called himself a drinker. Years later, when he was willing to admit it, he began using a new word: alcoholic. Mike (who asked that his last name not be printed) tried….
The world is losing its morale. With the younger generations getting yielded to drugs, alcohol, smoking and other addictions, it is a high time now to spread awareness about these fatal materials and their consequences and educate the coming generations to stay away from them. We have not lost completely. There is a ray….
By JIM EGAR In early 2000, I watched as a 45-year-old African-American defendant was led out of court in handcuffs after having been sentenced to prison for possessing a tenth of a gram of cocaine. His wife, mother, employer and attorney asked the judge to send him for mandatory residential drug treatment with drug tests,….
Joe Gerstein, founder of the Smart Recovery treatment programme that is spreading from the US as an alternative to AA, explains why he rejects the myth that alcoholism is a ‘disease’ to be endured rather than cured Alcoholism is a disease that leaves victims powerless and needing to stay in permanent recovery if they are….
There is little doubt that compulsive shopping can cause severe impairment and distress, two key criteria for formal recognition as a mental disorder. But the rest remains up for grabs: Is compulsive shopping a biologically driven disease of the brain, a learned habit run amok, an addiction in its own right or a symptom of….