Thursday, December 2, 2010

Getting Addiction Recovery Help

According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, Addiction is a chronic disease that has something to do with a dysfunction in the brain's circuitry especially those relating to reward, motivation and memory. Biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations may be present with this dysfunction such as  impairment in behavioral control, craving, inability to consistently abstain, and diminished recognition of significant problems with one’s behaviors and interpersonal relationships.

Standing in the desert in the middle of nowhere, literally.
Image by Troy Stoi, Stock.xchng
The term addiction is commonly associated with psychoactive substances such as alcohol, tobacco and other drugs but now it is also applied to compulsions that are not substance-related, such as compulsive shopping, sex addiction/compulsive sex, overeating, problem gambling and computer addiction.


Some forms of addiction may become progressive and not only lead to social problems but to disability or premature death. It is a must that people with such problems receive help and assistance the soonest possible.  Usually, the family should initiate this if they really want to help their loved one.

There are two websites that I would like to share with you regarding addiction recovery.  These present programs which are able to help people who are suffering from addiction.

The first is RecoveryNowTV.  It has a network of addiction recovery programs which have pledged to provide help for people in any addiction situation. These programs are available throughout the country and provides a viable solution of rehab programs that will work with any lifestyle and schedule. There are counseling programs, inpatient substance abuse programs and home sobriety coaching programs which are great options to work around anyone's busy schedule.

The second is Celebrate Recovery.  It is program founded in 1991 by Pastor John Baker of Saddleback Church. It is a recovery program that addresses all types of habits, hurts and hang-ups.  It's goal is to help people overcome habits like sex disorders and drug addictions using a twelve-step program based on Christian principles. If you want to see lives changed in dramatic ways, if you want to see hopeless marriages restored and people set free from all kinds of sinful habits, hang-ups, and hurts, then try the Celebrate Recovery program and allow Jesus to impact people's lives.

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