Tips for Helping an Alcoholic Friend or Family Member

Tips for Helping an Alcoholic Friend or Family Member

If you’re in recovery from alcohol addiction, it no doubt took you a long time to admit your drinking was a problem. If you’ve never been a heavy drinker yourself, you’ve no doubt had some habits that were hard to admit and harder to break. In either case, if you have an alcoholic friend or family member,

Opiate Addiction Detox- 10 Tips to Get Off Opiates

Opiate Addiction Detox: 10 Tips to Get Off Opiates

Opiates have attracted more and longer-running public concern than any other drug except alcohol. (An online search for alcohol rehab in Los Angeles still returns 8–10 times the results as one for opioid rehab, though few official statistics are available.) Opium poppies were cultivated in the Middle East nearly 5,500 years ago;

Ipek Aykol, Tustin Therapist

Interview: Ipek Aykol, LMFT

 

INTRO: How would you describe what emotional sobriety is?

Ipek’s Answer:

Even though the term “sobriety” is being commonly used in society, the distinction between physical sobriety and emotional sobriety are not as commonly known. Physical sobriety refers to giving up drugs and alcohol which is a challenging process that involves intensive medical and therapeutic support.

Medical Detox: What Is Medical Detox and How Does It Work?

Medical Detox: What Is Medical Detox and How Does It Work?

It’s a lot easier to get addicted than unaddicted, as anyone who has survived multiple “just quit” attempts knows all too well. Most people who swear “that’s my last drink” after a bad night give up that resolve when their bodies and emotions start complaining again—which may actually be a safer response than sticking out the full course of “home detox,” which is dangerous if not deadly in most cases.