Tag: Addiction Counseling
It’s been 24 years since I used vodka like aspirin — to numb my pain. In fact, I’ve been sober 22 years more than I drank, since I quit before I was old enough to buy the stuff. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Fantastic addiction counseling advice! I like hearing stories about people who can break away from their addictions. 24 years since a drink is a huge accomplishment. It is stories like these that can give addicts hope in knowing that it has been done before and with a little help they can reach that milestone too. Everyone
I had a patient who had come in to my clinic to quit smoking. He was smoking 30 cigarettes a day and had tried to quit before but to no avail. On the first night of our smoking cessation class, I taught him a simple practice. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Good article on smoking, addictions in general and how addiction counseling can help. Many times we might not think of smoking as a serious addiction but it can be just as addictive as some illegal drugs. Just because something is socially acceptable does not mean it is right.