Author: Gary Jackson

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Gary Jackson has been working as a social worker for 10 years now. He studied psychology at Boston University and, right after graduation, started helping people struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. Now he is writing helpful articles in the fight against drug and alcohol addiction in this blog.

April 11, 2024

Gary Jackson

What is End-Stage Alcoholism

Men have alcohol use disorder almost twice as often as women; of the estimated 17 million affected adults, 11.2 million were men and 5.7 million were women.2 Adolescents are not immune. In 2012, an estimated 855,000 young people between years of age had this disorder. Dr. Raja is a board-certified internal medicine physician, certified by […]

Alcohol Addiction

April 11, 2024

Gary Jackson

How Can I Stop Smoking Crack? Archstone Behavioral Health

There are people who have successfully stopped crack cold turkey cocaine, but it can be both psychologically and physically difficult. Moreover, sudden withdrawal can be dangerous, and this is why it’s recommended to seek help from medical professionals before you attempt to do this on your own. Once regular crack use is stopped or decreased, […]

Detox and Treatment

April 11, 2024

Gary Jackson

Recovery is Possible: Treatment for Opioid Addiction Feature Topics Drug Overdose

After a negative drug test, the patient then receives a bowl and picks out a slip from a pile labeled with various cash values. Depending on the slip they select, they are rewarded with an amount of money, which generally ranges from 1 to 100 dollars. As the patient continues to produce negative drug test […]

Drug Addiction

April 11, 2024

Gary Jackson

End-Stage Alcoholism: Signs, symptoms, health, and treatment

Even brain damage and hepatitis can occur in end-stage alcoholics. Typically, an individual reaches end-stage alcoholism after years of alcohol abuse. At this point, people who have spent years drinking may have developed numerous health and mental conditions in addition to their alcohol abuse. The individual may have isolated themselves, lost their job, or damaged […]

Alcohol Addiction

April 11, 2024

Gary Jackson

Meetings Listing Online Meetings

Refuge Recovery meetings offer recovery from all forms of addiction, including substances, food, sex, technology, gambling, relationships, spending, and more. Frank always lived in sober-living houses, in a small room of his own with a door. There in front of him was his doorknob-less door. This reminds me of The Gateless Gate, the title of one […]

Detox and Treatment

April 11, 2024

Gary Jackson

Psychedelic and Dissociative Drugs

Psychedelics have certain effects, such as mystical experiences, that make them attractive for recreational use. Limited research suggests that they may also have medical uses, such as reducing depression and anxiety, as well as promoting abstinence from smoking and alcohol. This demonstrates pharmacological interference with memory reconsolidation may allow overwriting of maladaptive drinking memories with […]

Drug Addiction

April 10, 2024

Gary Jackson

The 30 Best Substance Abuse Group Activities

Potential areas include education, family, likes, dislikes, professional interests, responsibilities, hometown, etc. This activity forces interaction between members, which can help decrease feelings of loneliness and isolation. Members write down as many goals as they would like and pass the ideas around. Once the list is complete, the group can brainstorm practical ways to implement […]

Detox and Treatment

April 10, 2024

Gary Jackson

The Physical and Mental Benefits of Quitting Alcohol

If you’d like to try to make some AF drinks yourself, here’s a list of recipes that we’ve created for you. Instead of restricting yourself to water whenever you enter a bar, it’ll be much better to order a drink you’d actually enjoy. This is a great way of forbidding yourself to drink, especially if […]

Alcohol Addiction

April 10, 2024

Gary Jackson

THE NEUROBIOLOGY OF SUBSTANCE USE, MISUSE, AND ADDICTION Facing Addiction in America NCBI Bookshelf

The disease model of addiction, studies show, also fosters more compassionate attitudes towards those who are addicted and more human treatment. Addiction is also viewed as a disease in order to facilitate insurance coverage of any treatment. Repeated use of a drug changes the wiring of the brain in a number of ways. Having co-occurring […]

Drug Addiction

April 10, 2024

Gary Jackson

SAMHSA Announces National Survey on Drug Use and Health NSDUH Results Detailing Mental Illness and Substance Use Levels in 2021

This transition occurred in 10th graders in 2014 and in 12th graders in 2015, reflecting a steep decline in daily cigarette use and fairly stable daily marijuana use. When you call our team, you will speak to a Recovery Advocate who will answer any questions and perform a pre-assessment to determine your eligibility for treatment. […]

Drug Addiction