Russia’s deadly relationship with alcoholism

Russia has recently announced a decision to raise the prices of alcohol in an effort to combat a problem with alcoholism that former president Dmitry Medvedev declared a “national disaster” back in 2009 – following a study done by Oxford University and the Russian Cancer Research Centre in Moscow. The study found that more than…
The Road Less Traveled Cultivates the Human Mind, Body, and Soul

The Road Less Traveled Cultivates the Human Mind, Body, and Soul

Willpower alone will not enable you to secure a permanent state of sobriety. In an age of super information technology and many people embracing science as the solution to all human ailments, in many cases, aspects of spiritual awareness of the human condition have taken a back seat to modern medical technology and therapies, in…
Happy New Year 2014 and A Resolution Solution

Happy New Year 2014 and A Resolution Solution

If you have decided to become sober for The New Year of 2014, then you are on the right track. The first step after recovering from that nasty hangover from New Year’s Eve is to tell your friends and family what you are about to do for support and accountability. The people you trust the…
New Year’s Resolutions Supporting a loved one who resolves to end addiction

New Year’s Resolutions: Supporting a loved one who resolves to end addiction

A big part of the holiday season is New Year’s resolutions. And if you have a loved one that is struggling with substance abuse or addiction, now is a popular time for them to resolve to put those ways behind them. A big part of the holiday season is New Year’s resolutions. And if you…
E-cigarettes May Increase Use of Normal Cigarettes

E-cigarettes May Increase Use of Normal Cigarettes

Simply replacing one abusive substance with another similar substance, without treating the underlying disease, might actually perpetuate addiction. That’s what a recent study, as reported on the website thefix.com, suggests about e-cigarettes. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of California (San Francisco), found that when participants smoked e-cigarettes, they increased their consumption of…
Paying alcoholics with beer Is Amsterdam crossing the line

Paying alcoholics with beer: Is Amsterdam crossing the line?

Between the coffee shops and the red-light district, Amsterdam has long been in the spotlight for their unconventional regulations on drugs and prostitution – but they’ve just managed to make headlines across the world yet again. This time, it’s because they’re hiring known alcoholics to clean up the streets – and paying them with beer….
The road that leads to life is through heart change

The road that leads to life is through heart change

There are many mysteries in life that science has not been able to completely explain, and the physiological dynamics of the human body is one of these. One interesting example is that of the human heart, which is responsible for the management of the circulatory system. Yet, there appears to be a deeper function for…
China’s Labour Camps rechristened ‘Drug Rehab Centres

China’s Labour Camps rechristened ‘Drug Rehab Centres’

Being the country with the highest population in the world (at least 1.3 billion based on official estimate in December 2012), it is inevitable that China has the whole world watching its every move. Just earlier this month, Reuters reported that the Chinese government “was scrapping its ‘re-education through labour’ policy” by turning its infamous…
Ability to socialize is a great indicator of how well you are recovering

Ability to socialize is a great indicator of how well you are recovering

Staying sober is very challenging when stresses come into play such as when you feel tired, sick, or are under emotional stress. This is the time when it is easier to say ‘screw it’, and take a shot, drink, hit, or blast of something. You’re only human right? How much is one drink going to…

Self Confidence and Addiction Help Part 2

Self confidence is extremely important to maintain your mental health. People who have an addiction to drugs or alcohol, oftentimes, have very low self confidence and they need to start helping themselves. A lack of self confidence can keep you from pursuing any dreams that you may have. SIX: Begin to Focus on Solutions If…