• 01:33

    Alcoholism/Drug Addiction: Is it a Brain Disease?

    in Family

    The DSM-5, which is the Diagnostic of Statistical Manual that Health Professionals use to diagnose patients with mental disorders, including addictions, and let me mention all of man kinds addictions fall into this category, from coffee, to tobacco, to alcohol and any kind of drug named that can prove a psychoactive result within that substance. If it changes the way you feel, it names it. It explains the activation of the brains rewards system and how it is the central point of creating problematic situations in an individuals life, that the feeling created by such use from alcohol or drugs, feelings of pleasue and euphoria, which is so profound to them that an individual will bypass normal activity just to partake in once again creating this feeling. Now DSM-5 has two groups, which one, are substance use disorders, which creates patterns of smyptoms that result from using which the individual takes despite of the problems they may experience.The other is substance induced disorders which is important to be aware of because alcoholism/drug addiction is closely related to several mental illnesses. They mention induced bipolar, anxiety, depressive, sleep, delirium, which is alcoholism, sexual dysfunctions, and neurocognitive disorders. I mention this because so many doctors will diagnose an alcoholic/addict with a particular mental illness, like slapping a label on them. Then they drug them, then clean and sober and working a program after a year, their symptoms have disappeared. Alcoholic/addicts were housed in mental institutions up into the 80's until they closed them down, now they are housed in jails with violent offenders. We have the largest, over populated jail system in the world and the majority of them are there due to alcohol and drug offenses. Join me Fri nite at 9pm CT as we discuss recovery at www.blogtalkradio.com/ritahodges Sign up for free BTR acct. Fill out top part only, then go follow show. You can also call in live at 646-929-0421

  • 01:09

    SSWAG - Drug Addiction, From Depth to Deliverance...How low will you go?

    in Entertainment

    Minister Willie Henderson
    Minister at My Father's House Shelter, Residence & Bible Training Center For The Drug Addicted

    Willie J. Henderson is an ordained minister and modern day follower of Christ’s. He is founder and administrator of the “Christian Drug Recovery Residence & Bible Training Center” . A non-profit organization established to shelter, house and teach struggling addicts how to follow the example that Christ set for mankind to overcome temptations in Luke 4:1-13 by learning how to apply the integrity, promises and power of the Written Word of God in reference to their addiction. Willie also gives encouraging speaking engagements, assist churches, missionaries, and other ministries that cater to struggling addicts in the area of educating them so that they will know how to spiritually counsel and accommodate those who come through their ministry doors that are wrestling with drug, alcohol addiction and self image.
    Tune in Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 7pm cst to hear how drug addiction can take you to depths you never thought you'd go.
    www.blogtalkradio.com/niacomplatform or call in to listen by dialing 323-693-3830, press 1 to comment or question.
    Blessings!

  • 01:00

    My Drug Addiction Took Me Places I Never Thought I Would Go

    in Self Help

    Drug abuse can be a devasting habit for the abuser, their family and society, but getting to the root of it all can be an even bigger challenge. Not everytime but sometimes a drug abuser can start doing drugs to numb what's really going on within them. Although normally your not ready to deal with it because it takes you to a dark place not to mention one of the most traumatic times in your life. But unfortunately it's a must that you go there so that you understand the addiction. This episode a very special friend will be my co-host to discuss her addiction and how she found God in the mist of it all.

  • 02:04

    Drug Addiction and Sobriety

    in Lifestyle

    Drug addiction in this country is out of control. From street corners to doctor's offices. We will be discussing drug addiction and the hard road of recovery. With sobriety there has to be a life change. Focus will be on ways, tips and hints to stay clean in a culture of drug use.

  • 01:01

    Drug addiction

    in Spirituality

    Pick up the cross ministry
     
    talking about  Drug Addiction

  • 00:31

    Governor’s Council on Alcohol and Drug Addiction in NJ

    in Current Events

    September is National Recovery Month.  Join us for a special “Live From Trenton” broadcast as we discuss the work being done by the Governor’s Council on Alcohol and Drug Addiction in NJ by putting the spotlight on the Council’s 22 Annual Summit at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick. 
    We will speak with two of the principals participating in this event as we explore the important work being done to help individuals overcome addiction and educate others on the available resources for prevention. 
    Our guests will include former NJ Governor James McGreevey.  He works with the women of the Integrity House Program at the Hudson County Correctional Center. McGreevey presently guides and directs the Integrity House initiative's spiritual counseling as well as works with the women upon discharge to secure mentoring; a continued commitment to principles of recovery; and, reintegration into the Hudson County community.
    We will also talk with Benjamin John Chin, a keynote speaker at the event.  Now 25 years old, Chin has been in recovery since age 19. He is currently a senior at Rutgers University majoring in Public Health and Linguistics, and plans to pursue a law degree with his sights set on influencing domestic health policy in the near future. All of Ben’s involvement on campus contributed to his development as a leader making it possible for him to become a founding member of the non-profit organization Young People in Recovery, which is a grassroots advocacy organization that mobilizes the voice of young people in recovery from addiction.
    The Governor’s Council on Alcohol and Drug Addiction executes three core functions:  policy and planning; public awareness and education; and, the administration of the Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Program.
     
     
     

  • Drug Addiction

    in Health

    Talking about drug addiction and how it is killing people. And how these doctors are out of control. How they are writing all these precriptions to drug addicts. There are hardly any drug rehabs.

  • 00:32

    Learn about Drug Addiction with Joy Keys

    in Current Events

    Drug Addiction affects 23.2 million Americans — of whom only about 10 percent are receiving the treatment they need. Drug addiction is a dependence on an illegal drug or a medication. When you're addicted, you may not be able to control your drug use and you may continue using the drug despite the harm it causes. Drug addiction is a disease, but a treatable disease.


    Special guest: Suzan Swanton currently serves as the Grants Project Officer for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Addiction Technology Transfer Center grants. Prior to joining SAMHSA, Suzan was the Executive Director of the Governor’s State Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council in Maryland and the State Opioid Treatment Authority for Maryland.  Suzan has 38 years of experience in the field of substance abuse treatment, policy development and training. In 2001, she received the Nyswander-Dole Award, which recognizes extraordinary work and service in the opioid treatment field.  http://www.samhsa.gov/

  • 01:00

    "Reality Check 317": Ep. 1 Family Issue/Drug Addiction

    in Family

    Join us as we launch our first episode of  "Reality Check 317" on The UCOFW Network ... Featuring Cie Johnson and Senica Harris. We will discuss family issues and drug addiction

  • 02:10

    THERAPIST ROBYN HILL... Talks About Alcohol/Drug Addiction and Recovery

    in Women

    September is National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month. Join us as  Mental Health Therapist Robyn Hill talks to us about Drug and Alcohol Addiction from a professional point of view. Robyn is the Owner/Therapist at Robyn C. Hill Counseling and Professional Development Services in Beachwood Ohio and Executive Director at Virtue Inc. for Women


    Robyn is an awesome resource for women who need empowerment, inspiration, motivation and/or professional assistance.


    If you have your own personal story of addiction and recovery I Am A Superwoman wants you to join us to share your experience. 


    Please join us!  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/iamasuperwoman2 Call in: 845.277.9243

  • 02:56

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