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Kathy Drank While Pregnant, and Her Daughter Paid the Price

...  a teen, Kathy Mitchell drank alcohol while pregnant with her daughter, Karli. It was a perilous if unwitting mistake … Her third child, a girl, was born healthy, but by the time she became pregnant with her fourth child, Kathy had added an … Read more on Pittsburgh Post-Gazette In Drug Epidemic, Resistance to Medication Costs Lives Dr. Marvin Seppala wrote a book on conquering drug addiction with counseling and group therapy. The spiritual, abstinence-based strategy pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous helped him overcome his own alcohol and cocaine addiction when he was 19. Read more on KTOO Tags: pittsburgh post-gazette, alcoholics anonymous, drug addiction, group therapy, drug addict, cocaine addiction ...

The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous

...  Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous She and countless others had put their faith in a system they had been led to believe was effective—even though finding treatment centers' success rates is next to impossible: facilities rarely publish their data or even track their patients after … Read more on The Atlantic Through fiction, veterans present a clearer truth on US wars Here's a summer reading suggestion you probably didn't see coming: Try some of the excellent recent fiction produced about America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, much of it by veterans. Almost 14 years of combat haven't pacified the Middle East, but … Read more on Los Angeles Times Tags: alcoholics anonymous, treatment centers, treatment center ...

After 75 Years of Alcoholics Anonymous, It's Time to Admit We Have a Problem

...  75 Years of Alcoholics Anonymous, It's Time to Admit We Have a Problem Last year, the bestselling author David Sheff published Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America's Greatest Tragedy, which includes a chapter aimed at debunking the idea that AA is the only way. The author Anne Fletcher released Inside Rehab: The … Read more on Pacific Standard Lancaster County Drug & Alcohol Commission present rehab budget The Lancaster County Drug & Alcohol Commission presented its rehab budget on Wednesday at the County Government Center. The county ran through its budget for in-patient treatment just five months into its fiscal year. Officials say this is a result of … Read more on FOX43.com Tags: alcoholics anonymous, lancaster county, david sheff ...

Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

...  Groups, Clubs, and Services Free blood pressure check, 1-3 p.m., Amboy Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 15 W. Wasson Road, Amboy, 815-857-2550. Woodworkers, 1-3 p.m., Hub City Senior Center, 401 Cherry Ave., Rochelle, 815-562-5050. Alcoholics Anonymous, 1:30 p.m., … Read more on SaukValley.com Chopra Addiction and Wellness Blog: Considering Alcohol Detox? If an individual can enter and stay in rehabilitation and also remain compliant with what is required of him, then the process is considered successful. Only a minority of patients with alcoholism will go into significant alcohol withdrawal requiring … Read more on The Province (blog) Tags: alcohol withdrawal, support group, alcohol detox, alcoholics anonymous ...

Investigation Questions Effectiveness of Alcoholics Anonymous

...  Questions Effectiveness of Alcoholics Anonymous "I assumed as a journalist that AA worked," Glaser said at an Atlantic-hosted event Wednesday at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. "But then when looking at the empirical evidence I found there wasn't any.". Read more on U.S. News & World Report Off the Drugs, Onto the Cupcakes “The main focus was just, 'get them off their substance,' and the rest will take care of itself,” said Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross, an eating disorder and addiction medicine specialist in Denver who has been a consultant to various rehab centers. While … Read more on New York Times (blog) Tags: rehab centers, eating disorder, alcoholics anonymous, rehab center, new york, new york times, addiction medicine ...

Rethinking Drug Rehab During the New Era of Opiate Addiction

...  Drug Rehab During the New Era of Opiate Addiction Orange County is a mecca for addiction recovery, with more than 200 rehab programs and 1,600 weekly Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Treatment can cost as much as $ 31,000 for 30 days at The Landing in Newport Beach, which overlooks the Pacific and … Read more on VoiceofOC State shouldn't backpedal on prison reform The cost savings from an estimated 40,000 fewer charges per year would mean more money for schools and drug rehabilitation programs, as well as a reduction in the overcrowding that has characterized California's prisons since the 1970s. Now, some … Read ...

Physical Rehab Center: Treating Physical and Mental Dependency With Non 12 Step Rehab

...  traditional 12 step rehabilitation program was pioneered in the early 1930’s by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and was followed later by Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and other similar 12 step programs. The basic premise of these programs is that addiction is a disease that the individual must struggle with for the rest of his life. The main treatment tool of these programs relies on counseling through peer support in both group counseling settings and one on one mentorship or sponsorship support. Some people are able to rehabilitate through this process but most people find ...