Here is the Addiction Blog RoundUp for the week. Happy Reading!
Finding What Works For You in Beating Addiction
Patrick over at spiritualriver.com is writing this week about staying sober. His point is that, although there are similar components and there may be similar tools and tasks, what works for one person in maintaining their sobriety may not work for another. The key for everyone is to find their own path.
Drug Overdoses Kill More Than Cars, Guns, and Falling
This is a good infographic on the NIDA for Teens (National Institute on Drug Abuse) blog about drug overdoses and talking a bit about the increasing trend upwards.
Combining Positive and Negative Messages Can Help Smokers Quit
Over on the Join Together blog, they are talking about combining positive and negative messages. This is a good idea for anyone trying to make a change of any kind. It definitely can be applied to other substances. As they note, a “…mix of both types of messages could be the most effective way of reaching the most…” individuals.
Why I Should Have Told My High School Students About My Struggles with Drinking
This is a post that is still making me think – I like that kind. Danny Meyer is writing a story at substance.com. He notes that he is 26 months sober now and he has been out of the classroom longer than that. His contention is that as his students shared their struggles, he should have shared as well. It has made me ponder boundaries, helping, stigma and the intersection of those topics.
Mindful Drinking: the T-Shirt
Paul Staley blogs over at The Moderation Manifesto and his focus is on moderation management related to alcohol. If you want to find out more about Moderation Management, you can find it here. This week Paul is talking about mindful drinking and he has a great moderation acronym for D-R-I-N-K. While I don’t believe that Moderation Management is for everyone, there is clearly a group of individuals, who are problem drinkers, that find and maintain success with this approach.
That’s it for this week. Have a great weekend!