What Are the Criteria for Alcoholism?

Alcoholism is a disorder where chronic alcohol abuse occurs alongside withdrawal symptoms and an inability to quit drinking in spite of negative consequences. According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), alcoholism can be determined under the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual...

How to Get Motivated for Change During Rehab

One of the most challenging aspects of addiction recovery is generating the motivation to change. The part of the brain most directly related to motivation, delayed gratification, self-esteem, optimism and impulse control also happens to be the same part that drug and alcohol most affect....