04

May

Most people familiar with Alcoholism know how devastating of a problem it is. It effects our economy with loss of production and healthcare, consumes families and destroys lives. Individuals afflicted with alcoholism struggle every day to avoid the temptation of drinking. Some give in to it even though it may cost them their health, freedom…

21

Aug

For those individuals experiencing challenges in abstaining from alcohol, there may be an additional tool to aid them in their struggle.  Virtual reality, in a small study, proved to be helpful for alcoholics wanting to remain sober. Participants were exposed to virtual reality simulations that placed them in situations that would normally be triggers for…

05

Jan

1. Alcoholics Anonymous 2. Narcotics Anonymous 3. Al Anon 4. Cocaine Anonymous 5. Church/Synagogue support group 6. Smart Recovery 7. Women For Sobriety 8. Al Ateen 9. Therapist who specializes inchemical dependency issues 10.National Institute of Drug andAlcohol Use Located on the left hand side of this blog “Mental Health Crystal Lake, IL” is a…

05

Jan

USING EPISODE A using episode (either drug or alcohol) could be defined as either a relapse or return to use.  For the individual, it is possible that at some point they may move from one to another.  What helps distinguish the difference is prior to the using episode is how would they categorize themselves(relapse or…