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What to do if You Can’t Afford Psychotherapy

What to do if You Can’t Afford Psychotherapy

  I often hear people say that they are hopeless because they cannot afford the cost of therapy – yet they desperately need the help. If you are stuck in a major slump, the last thing you want to worry about is how to get the money to cover the cost of treatment. Fortunately, there are many ways to get the help you need – therapist or not. Before you give up on the idea of getting … Read entire article »

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Taking Direction

  Taking direction is supposed to be a big part of recovery.  Lots of addicts don’t know how to stay clean so they have to be taught by the people who came before them and have more experience staying clean.  Finding these people to take direction from is easy if you want to get help.  They are at Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous, and so on.  As long as they have been clean for a while and know at least a little bit about staying clean they can guild you through the steps and give you healthy direction in your life.  Finding a sponsor something that is suggested by other addicts and alcoholics as a means to maintain sobriety over the long run, and I have found having … Read entire article »

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The Importance of Outside Issues

  Sometimes I hear individuals at Alcoholics Anonymous speak about their desire to keep outside issues separate from their meetings.  The term, “outside issues,” may be used to refer to several different things.  Sometimes individuals using the term mean that others should limit their shares to discussing their addictions to alcohol.  This is founded on the belief that if an individual struggles with an addiction to a substance other than alcohol, he or she should find a more appropriate 12-step fellowship like Narcotics Anonymous or Cocaine Anonymous. Alternatively, outside issues may refer more broadly to any subject not pertaining specifically to alcoholism (i.e., eating disorders or mental illnesses).  While I understand that individuals go to Alcoholics Anonymous for the feeling of likeness and fellowship, I believe that by making that distinction and … Read entire article »

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The Many Varities of 12 Step Programs

The Many Varities of 12 Step Programs

  As an addict, it is in my nature to flood my brain’s pleasure centers. After a night of riding the tidal waves, I come to in a pool of spilled bourbon and stale sweat. I begin to feel at home in the deep end, dependent on the bottom feeders. What begins as a problem with benzos and alcohol might grow to include codependency or addictive thrill-seeking behaviors. I begin to associate the desperation of the morning … Read entire article »

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Quetiapine Proves to be No Use to Cocaine Addicts

Quetiapine Proves to be No Use to Cocaine Addicts

New research suggests that the atypical antipsychotic agent quetiapine (Seroquel, AstraZeneca) appears to provide no benefit for the treatment of cocaine addiction. Andre Tapp, MD, director of ambulatory psychiatry at the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health System in Tacoma, Washington, told Medscape Medical News that “In clinical settings where cognitive behavioral groups are available, it does not appear that prescribing additional quetiapine is warranted since it would expose the individual to the risks of … Read entire article »

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Chinese Prescription Drug Could Curb Cocaine Addiction

The title of this article reminded me of Passage Recovery Home’s claim to fame: “We’ll cure your addiction!” Apparently there is a treatment brewing on the east coast that may be as close to a “cure” for a specific addiction as any. In Maryland, a litany of researchers have spent their time and energy pursuing a medication designed to treat cocaine addiction. The University of Maryland was granted 3.7 million dollars over a five-year period to invest in researching and designing such a miracle. Jia Bei Wang, PhD, has led the study since 2005. A professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the School of Pharmacy, she “follows research in mice showing a compound called l-tetrahydropalmatine (l-THP), found in some Chinese medicines, decreases cravings for cocaine and suppresses the ‘reward pathway’ in … Read entire article »

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