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Amy Winehouse and Rehab Relapses

August 1st, 2011 · No Comments

Isn’t it interesting that the Amy Winehouse lyrics for her hit song “Rehab” start out with these words: They tried to make me go to rehab, I said, “no, no no”.

Of course she did not want to go back since the rehab centers are a complete failure – they are just drug recycling centers.

It is rumored that she may have died from alcohol poisoning or withdrawal. In cases of severe alcoholism, withdrawal can be life-threatening. You could experience the DTs (delirium tremens) and should be under the care of a professional addiction treatment facility.

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Tags: Alcohol Addiction

Addiction and ADHD

January 17th, 2009 · No Comments

A counselor and a scientist collaborated on a book – “Overload” – to show that there is a vital connection between attention deficit disorder and addiction.

David Miller, a counselor, had struggled with his own ADHD and alcoholism.

Kenneth Blum, PhD, a renowned neuroscientist credited with the co-discovery (with Dr. Ernest Noble of UCLA and former director of The National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA)) of the first genetic association of the dopamine D2 receptor gene with severe alcoholism.

Some of the findings I learned include:

* Significantly more children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) develop problems with alcoholism or drug addiction than do children without ADHD.

* The D2 receptor gene is associated with a variety of impulsive, compulsive, addictive behaviors, including the use of crack cocaine, smoking, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Dr. Blum gave a name to this complex condition – reward deficiency syndrome (RDS). This relates to the deficiency in the reward part of the brain where dopamine works.

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Tags: Drugs and Brain Disorders

Alternative Treatment International

May 15th, 2007 · No Comments

Here is one addiction treatment resource that may be helpful in solving your health condition.


Drug Addiction and Alcoholism can be devastating for the individual and family alike. Not only does the Addicted individual suffer, but the direct family will have their lives turned upside down, becoming drained emotionally and physically, and usually, the problem accompanies serious financial loss. For many years Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Programs have primarily been focused on a 12 Step method. In fact, 97% of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Programs surveyed include the twelve-step process.

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Tags: Drug Addiction Alternative Treatment

Addiction Psychiatrist Offers Free Information On Alcohol Addiction Options

May 9th, 2007 · No Comments

Here is a news note that may be helpful for someone in need:

July 19, 2006 — Addiction Psychiatrist and addiction expert offers no cost, no obligation information on alcoholism recovery and alcohol addiction treatment options. Five (5) part mini-course at www.alcoholism-treatment-recovery.com.

Also offers free call-in times to answer questions about alcoholism treatment and recovery options. Any question on addiction will be answered directly by Stephen Gilman, M.D. Anyone interested should call 212-229-2503 on Wednesdays or Saturdays between 8 AM and 9 AM EST.  

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Tags: Drug Addiction Alternative Treatment

Alcohol Addiction and Hypoglycemia

April 29th, 2007 · No Comments

Alcohol addiction is basically a sugar addiction. Hypoglycemia ( low blood sugar) is a factor for about 95 percent of alcoholics, and it may well be a major cause of alcoholism.

Alcohol is the ultimate refined carbohydrate, capable of elevating blood sugar levels even faster than white sugar. Consuming alcohol gives a temporary rise in blood sugar so the drinker feels relaxed and energized. When blood sugar drops, the person wants more. It is highly recommended that you take a lab test for hypoglycemia to help analyze your condition.

Brigitte Mars, author of Addiction-Free Naturally, states that when you quit drinking, it’s essential that you feed your body a cleansing, healthy diet that supplies the nutrients it needs to recover from alcohol abuse. It is important to keep the body’s blood sugar level stable by eating small, frequent meals. Avoid sugar, sweets, sweetened fruit juices, caffeine, and refined carbohydrates such as breads and pasta. Eat plenty of vegetables and whole grains and drink plenty of water.

When you have a craving for alcohol, try any of the following foods:

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Tags: Alcohol Addiction · Drug Addiction Alternative Treatment · Sugar Addiction

The DTs or Delirium Tremens

April 9th, 2007 · No Comments

Delirium Tremens (also called the “DTs” or “the shakes”) is a dramatic and dangerous complication of alcoholism which can occur during a period of alcohol withdrawal especially when the person does not eat enough food.

Common symptoms include anxiety, restlessness, irritability, confusion, and tremors. The DTs can also involve hallucinations and disorientation and may persist for up to seven days. This condition is a medical emergency and the goal is to relieve symptoms and save the persons life. The patient may need to be put into a sedated state. Benzodiazepine medications such as diazepam are often used. This drug also helps treat seizures, anxiety, and tremors.

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Tags: Alcohol Addiction

Alcoholism – Physical or Mental Disease?

April 6th, 2007 · No Comments

According to Joan Mathews Larson, Ph.D., author of Seven Weeks To Sobriety, alcoholism is not just a psychological disorder or a sign of emotional weakness or flawed character that can be resolved with talk therapy but a physical disease.

Alcoholism is a physical disease, rooted in the genes and activated by the effect of alcohol on the biochemistry of the brain and body.  An enormous number of well-controlled scientific studies by distinguished researchers the world over has shown that alcohol undermines physical health and mental stability by destroying the vital nutrients responsible for their maintenance.  Additional studies have shown that alcoholism can be conquered by undoing this damage.

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Alcohol Addiction and Sugar

April 1st, 2007 · No Comments

Alcohol addiction is essentially a sugar dependency. Low blood sugar is a major factor for most alcoholics. Drinking alcohol gives a temporary rise in blood sugar so the drinker feels relaxed and energized. When blood sugar drops, then there is the desire to drink more. Brain chemistry is generally malfunctioning. This is why an excellent diet and nutrition is vital for recovery.

Research has shown that genetics may play a part in becoming an alcoholic. Children of alcoholics are more likely than the general population to develop alcoholism. But there are other factors such as allergies that may contribute to the condition.

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