Archive for August, 2010

  • Pros and Cons For 12 Step Programs Should be Considered

    For millions of people, the traditional 12 Step program has been an effective solution to alcohol or drug addiction, or for coping with a family member’s addiction. The programs are typically confidential and place the addict in a supportive environment, as well as connect the family to a broader network of resources. The support groups are offered in thousands of locations across the country and the globe, with new groups added often.

    However, some people suffering from alcohol or drug addiction may find 12 Step programs are not able to guide them to successful recovery. The pros and cons of 12 Step programs should be considered by anyone considering joining.

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The Pain of Addiction

Vicodin addiction often starts innocently enough. Most people start taking Vicodin or other pain medications after surgery or an injury. But then they can’t stop. They need more to get the same pain relief. They start doctor shopping to get more pills. And the cycle continues until it takes over their lives.