What Is the Best Kind of Intervention?

What Is the Best Kind of Intervention?

Addiction causes people to resist treatment. To overcome this resistance, several approaches have been developed to help friends and families intervene before the addicts they love reach a legal or medical crisis point. Finding the best way to intervene depends on the person and the situation. Classic or Direct Intervention For many people, the term “addiction intervention” brings to mind a...

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What Should You Look for in a Women’s Addiction Treatment Program?

What Should You Look for in a Women’s Addiction Treatment Program?

There are gender-specific issues that can make it more challenging for women to get into addiction treatment programs in the first place. The services offered in a particular program should address the specific issues that are accompanying a female’s substance abuse or addiction. Common issues that women deal with when getting treatment include the following: Family...

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Do Behavioral Addictions Exist?

Do Behavioral Addictions Exist?

A behavioral addiction is characterized by continuously engaging in a particular behavior, even after it causes severe consequences. For instance, a Canadian may have a behavioral addiction if she continues to engage in a behavior, even after it causes physical, mental, emotional or financial problems. Unfortunately, these conditions are difficult to identify, because they are not addictions to...

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Dependent Personality Disorder and Addiction Help

Dependent Personality Disorder and Addiction Help

Dependent personality disorder is a mental health disorder that causes people to rely on others for their emotional and physical needs. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) dependent personality disorder is one of the most common mental health disorders among both men and women. Because Canada residents with dependent personality disorder...

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How Does a Parent’s Addiction Affect Children?

How Does a Parent's Addiction Affect Children?

When a Canadian allows their addiction to progress, they are not just negatively affecting their lives, but they affect the lives of those around them. Perhaps the most potent and upsetting of these effects is the impact it can have on children. Many times, and in varying forms, children find themselves directly involved with a parent’s substance abuse. Sadly, the parent’s addiction may...

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Causes of Accidental Drug Addiction

Causes of Accidental Drug Addiction

No one sets out to become addicted, endanger their life and upset the lives of their loved ones. An accidental addiction to prescription medication is very common. Recreational use of illicit substances may also cause an accidental addiction. Treatments are available for Canada residents no matter how a substance abuse issue began. How Addiction Works Physically Tolerance is the beginning of any...

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