What is the Psychology Behind Addiction?

What brings on an addiction? Where does it come from? Why can’t an individual with an addiction stop? What compels someone to abuse substances? Very often, addiction is a response to an individual’s early life development problems. It is a coping mechanism. Development Psychology When a course of action almost works, it becomes difficult to Read More…

Attitude About Drugs

Teen Attitudes Toward Drugs and Alcohol

High school seniors who are less likely to use drugs are female non-smokers with a spiritual foundation. The results, according to a study of people’s attitudes towards illicit drugs, was conducted in light of more lenient laws for marijuana use. Learn more about teen attitudes toward drugs and alcohol and what impact it has on Read More…

Acupuncture and Substance Abuse

Can Acupuncture Help with Substance Abuse?

Acupuncture is considered an alternative therapeutic method used to support people in developing relaxation and calming effects on the mind and body. Combined with substance abuse counseling and group therapy, acupuncture can be a vital way to reduce withdrawal symptoms and decrease future cravings. Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners use techniques such as acupuncture and massage Read More…

Contingency Management for Substance Abuse

Contingency Management for Substance Abuse

Contingency management is recognition for a job well done. Critics of the process claim contingency management is an expensive tactic based in bribery for persons with addiction to remain sober. Discover the ins and outs of contingency management and why it may be an option to consider for individuals seeking support in sobriety.   What Read More…