One of the most common symptoms of addiction is denial that a problem exists.  This is true of drug addiction as well as alcohol dependency and compulsive unhealthy behaviors like gambling.  Teenagers who are suffering from addiction are just as likely as adults to deny that they need drug treatment.  Parents and other family members…

Alcoholism Treatment For Teen Alcohol Abuse There have been a number of studies conducted on the effects of both short term and long term use of alcohol among adults.  Long term dangers may include liver damage, pancreatitis, cancer, and brain damage.  Alcoholism is considered the second leading cause of dementia. However, professionals today are worried…

Medications For Teen Drug Addiction Treatment Are Limited There are few medications that are considered effective for teen drug addiction treatment. These are limited to the treatment of alcohol, opioid, and nicotine addiction. Effective medication treatment for other types of addiction is primarily limited to address addiction to opiates and nicotine. Naltrexone blocks the effects…

Alcoholism Treatment For Individuals In Denial Denial is the biggest obstacle to success with alcoholism treatment. The desire to drink is so powerful that many alcoholic individuals find ways to rationalize drinking, even when the consequences are obvious. Unfortunately, for most alcoholics denial gets worse as their drinking problems increase. When you can’t be honest…

Signs That You May Need Alcoholism Treatment Alcoholism is the final stage of problem drinking. This disease involves the symptoms of alcohol abuse, plus it involves another key element: physical and psychological dependence upon alcohol. It may seem to some that there is a fine line between alcohol abuse and alcoholism, but if you rely…