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howtogirl .. Patient Expert

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I've been through and worked in treatment, experiencing recovery from both sides of the therapy couch.
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Kudzu, Who knew? by howtogirl .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Kudzu root, a starchy white root native to Japan and China, has been used for in traditional Chinese medicine to reduce alcohol intake and hangovers. The Harvard Medic ... Read on »
Writers In Treatment by howtogirl .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Anyone who has worked in treatment knows that one of biggest heartbreaks is that those who really need it, cannot afford it. Here's a fantastic program that offers a solution. ... Read on »
Wiki - The Recovery Self Help Project by howtogirl .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction This extensive wiki is a great resource. "How to Stop Drinking" has the most comprehensive overview of all the approaches people use to quit drinking that I've seen. Read ... Read on »
Screening: Blank Canvas at MALI Festival by howtogirl .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction M.A.L.I. Women's Film & Performance Arts Festival MAY 28th - 31st, 2009 Austin, Texas Screening May 31st, 2009 @ 3pm FESTIVAL & TICKET INFORMATION: http://www.bl ... Read on »
Rehab Survival Guide is Excellent! by howtogirl .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction The Rehab Survival Guide is listed as “ 100 Excellent Health Blogs to Improve Every Aspect of Your Life ” . Read on »
Public Opinion vs. Policy by howtogirl .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Do Not See Eye to Eye O.K., so the poll was done by Hazelden...however, the Public Attitudes Towards Addiction Survey found that 79 percent of the 1,000 adults polled call ... Read on »
Is the Twelve-Step Doctrine Dangerous? by howtogirl .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Rehabilitation from alcoholism in the US is practically synonymous with Alcoholics Anonymous. Some may be perplexed, however, with the twelve-step doctrine, which describes ... Read on »
Is Rhetoric Aimed at Combating Stigma Misleading? by howtogirl .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction In the New York Times essay "Addiction Doesn’t Discriminate? Wrong" Sally Satel, M.D. argues that addiction is not an "equal opportunity destroyer." While it may comfort the a ... Read on »
Iggy Pop, On Addiction by howtogirl .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction If you want to hear a great account of battling drug addiction, check out Iggy Pop on NPR's Fresh Air, July 14, 2005 http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4 ... Read on »
Who's To Blame When You Get Drunk? by howtogirl .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Discussing the recent case of a man who got drunk on a United Airlines flight, later arrested for beating his wife as they walked through customs & now suing the airline for ... Read on »
Carrie Fisher's 'Wishful Drinking' by howtogirl .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Actress and writer Carrie Fisher discusses her one-woman show in Los Angeles, where she reflects on struggling with drugs, alcohol and mental illness. Interviewer Alex Chadwic ... Read on »
Ancient Aztec Prevention by howtogirl .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction When considering our attitudes towards drinking, it's a no-brainer to look at sociocultural influences. It's not surprising that our modern culture of consumption wasn't alw ... Read on »
From French Fries to Shopping by howtogirl .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Check out Time Magazine's"Types of Addiction" interactive map, as part of an article on addiction and the brain. click here Read on »
Smart Women Beware by howtogirl .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction A study from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, has associated higher childhood IQs to adult drinking problems. The research from this study reveals that this link is strong ... Read on »
Recovery Bill of Rights? by howtogirl .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Faces and Voices of Recovery developed a Recovery Bill of Rights to call on Americans and elected officials to build community support for the millions who are in long-term re ... Read on »
Stigma & Discrimination by howtogirl .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction If you've ever faced the stigma of addiction, HBO's Addiction Project website has great information about the challenges one faces in recovery. "The stigma associated with ... Read on »
Is Rhetoric Aimed at Combating Stigma Misleading? by howtogirl .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction In the New York Times essay "Addiction Doesn’t Discriminate? Wrong" Sally Satel, M.D. argues that addiction is not an "equal opportunity destroyer." While it may comfort the ... Read on »
Lotus Therapy for Addiction by howtogirl .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction New York Times "For years, psychotherapists have worked to relieve suffering by reframing the content of patients’ thoughts, directly altering behavior or helping people g ... Read on »
Blank Canvas Premieres at the Artivist Festival in Hollywood by howtogirl .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Blank Canvas 5th Annual Artivist Festival Sat, Oct 4 2008, 10:00 pm The Egyptian Theatre, Spielberg Theatre Listing and ticket information for Blank Canvas: ht ... Read on »
Rehab Survival Guide: Top 100 Mental Health and Psychology Blogs!! by howtogirl .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction We've been listed in the Top 100 Mental Health and Psychology Blogs: http://www.universityreviewsonline.com/2005/10/top-100-mental.html Read on »