By Alternatives in Treatment|September 9th, 2013|There are several components to addictive behavior. For many people, impulsive behavior and the desire for instant gratification are stronger than patience, self-discipline, and will power - people that exhibit these traits are commonly described as having addictive personalities.
By Moderator|September 4th, 2013|For a person to admit they are powerless over drugs and alcohol is a huge step. For some, the concept of powerlessness can be troublesome. The trouble may lie in the fact that we seem to be hardwired to think we have control over people, places, and things. Powerlessness may indicate weakness and helplessness; some may think it fosters a victim mentality.
By Alternatives in Treatment|August 28th, 2013|New research, however, is looking at the combined effects of excessive alcohol use and chronic smoking, suggesting that individuals who both smoke and drink heavily experience early brain aging.
By Alternatives in Treatment|August 13th, 2013|When it comes to drinking alcohol there are so many definitions to explain the different types of drinkers that it is difficult to keep track of them all, let alone understand the subtle variations and differences.
By Alternatives in Treatment|August 2nd, 2013|College kids binge drink. For some of them it is just a phase or rite of passage, a weekend activity that falls by the wayside once they graduate and enter the workforce, when responsibilities take over and frat parties and games of beer bong seem like distant memories.
By Alternatives in Treatment|September 14th, 2012|It happens to all of us: a broken bone, a torn ligament, a pulled muscle, or a really nasty bout with the flu that produces a cough to end all coughs. We’ve all felt like the world is closing in on us, like the pain we’re feeling is the worst pain ever felt.
By Alternatives in Treatment|September 5th, 2012|Yogi Berra – Hall of Fame catcher and longtime New York Yankee – known for his backwards, aloof, and endearing logic, famously once said, “Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical.
By Alternatives in Treatment|August 29th, 2012|Drug and alcohol addiction treatment works on a number of positive fronts: aside from directly addressing the effects of substance abuse, it allows for co-occurring disorders – dual diagnosis– to be treated alongside the addiction, allowing for a more well-rounded recovery.
By Alternatives in Treatment|August 22nd, 2012|Recently, our CEO David Michael celebrated an exciting milestone: his twentieth anniversary with Alternatives in Treatment. And all of David’s well-deserved fanfare led to us to discover something special about the rest of our staff. It turns out that, along with a steadfast commitment to the field of addiction treatment and recovery, there’s also plenty of commitment to Alternatives in Treatment itself.