Coping with an Alcoholic Spouse

Coping with an Alcoholic Spouse Marriages are frequently derailed because of an alcoholic spouse.  Even when the partners stay together, the sober spouse instinctively develop defense mechanisms to counter the negative effects of alcohol abuse. And, in cases where the alcoholic spouse is allowed unlimited access to monetary resources, the financial security of the family…

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What is Dual Diagnosis Treatment and Is It Effective?

What is Dual Diagnosis Treatment? Dual diagnosis treatment is an integrated continuum of care that treats a substance addiction and mental disorder when they occur together. Scientist in search of answers to addiction and the staggering relapse rate following treatment identified a strong connection between mental illness and substance abuse. This led to the development…

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Dangers of a DIY Drug Detox

    Dangers of a DIY Drug Detox Detoxification is the first and most critical stage of the drug rehabilitation process.  Many people are unaware that the “do-it-yourself” (DIY) or “cold-turkey” approach has the potential to be deadly.  In many instances, the physiological and psychological withdrawal symptoms triggered when accumulated toxins are being eliminated from…

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Dangers of a DIY Drug Detox Detoxification is the first and most critical stage of the drug rehabilitation process.  Many people are unaware that the “do-it-yourself” (DIY) or “cold-turkey” approach has the potential to be deadly.  In many instances, the physiological and psychological withdrawal symptoms triggered when accumulated toxins are being eliminated from the body…

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