Ending alcohol addiction, alcoholism
We've had many questions about overcoming substance addiction without using methadone. To some, methadone is using a drug to treat a drug addiction, and some find it very addictive.
There are many treatment options available, such as residential treatment and group support. Many relapse after they leave the controlled environment of residential treatment. Others fail with group support because sometimes you can't talk yourself out of an addiction. There are physiological aspects that need to be addressed.
Although scientists have known for years that cocaine, marijuana, and heroin interact with specific proteins in the brain, they have traditionally thought that alcohol had no such pointed effects...
Genita Petralli is a licensed, board certified H.H.P., N.C., and M.H. She is the author of Alcoholism: The Cause & The Cure and the Founder of AAAA (Alternative Approaches to end Alcohol Abuse) and Program Director of the 101 Program and the Ark bio-repair clinic in Santa Cruz, CA. She spent 10 years researching what changes occurred in the brain chemistry of long-term recreational drinkers that led to alcoholism as well as the epigenetic influences that inspired alcohol and other addictions.
Life in alcohol rehab: Petty rules and $15,700 fee aside, addiction centre did what it could
When drinking becomes alcohol abuse
Drinking alcohol is a part of Western culture. It is almost a rite of passage and most people who drink alcohol don't get into any real trouble with it.
But some do. As individuals and as a society we need to recognize when drinking alcohol becomes alcohol abuse, so we can do something about it.