Welcome to Scribd. Sign in or start your free trial to enjoy unlimited e-books, audiobooks & documents.Find out more
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Addictions & Answers_Stress - Both Good and Bad - Can Affect Health and Trigger Addiction

Addictions & Answers_Stress - Both Good and Bad - Can Affect Health and Trigger Addiction

Ratings: (0)|Views: 18|Likes:

More info:

Published by: David Moore, PhD CDP on Jan 15, 2011
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial


Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less





Stress - both good and bad -can affect health and triggeraddiction
ADDICTIONS & ANSWERSFriday, April 30th 2010, 4:00 AM
As America ages, Parkinson's couldbecome more widespreadAustralia vows 'most hard-lineregime in the world' on cigarettelabelsCanadians boast longer lives, better health than Americans: studyDoes having more sex improve your health?BILL:People Magazinerecently askedJeremy Londonwhy he felt both his career and his marriage had ended in disaster.Addiction to prescription pain killers washis answer. “I was treated like royalty,” saidthe star of "Party of Five" and "7th Heaven." “It was hard for my brain to accept.” Dave, itsounds like while the outer world wasshowering him with money, fame andadulation -- DR. DAVE: --inside he felt he was not worthit. Prescription drugs can help blur thatnagging fear that you are a fraud.BILL: In my drinking days, I had one friendwho would never let me down. If I could just get past this time when someone - usuallymy weeping wife - was berating me for boozing so much; if I could bear her tears fiveminutes more, I could go around the corner and find my secret friend, a pint of gin, and Iwould be all right again. But, Doc, by using gin to numb myself up, I avoided facing that Iwas perpetually at war with myself - hated myself - because I HAD to drink to feel normal.DR. DAVE: Self-hatred can become lethal. WhenFreddie Prinze- one of the best knowncomics of the '70s - found thatQuaaludescould no longer bring him back to normal, heturned a shotgun on himself at age 22.BILL: So recovery begins when you come to see that this secret friend is not your friend,but an enemy who wants to kill you. Dave, how do you that?DR. DAVE: The first step is find the kind of intervention services that can help the addictsee the irrationality of using a chemical to weather every bump in life’s road.BILL: Note to readers: To understand the intervention process, or find a professional inyour area, go to the website for theAssociation of Intervention Specialists.DR. DAVE: Their partner organization is theNational Association of Addiction TreatmentProviders, one of the best addiction programs in the country.BILL: And the second step is to give up the false notion that what psychologists call '"lifestressors," are something to be feared.DR. DAVE: New challenges, satisfying and uncomfortable alike, cause life stress thatrequires new choices, decisions and growth. We never hear about what is called“eustress” - the exhilarating process of positive growth. It is the unpleasant cousin,“distress,” that gives the whole idea of stressful life changes a bad rap.BILL: Are you simply saying stress can be good or bad?DR. DAVE: Depending on how you deal with it. One solid piece of health research is theStress Test created by Holmes and Rahe. It compares what is going on in your life tolevels of stress that cause health problems.BILL: I assume that means the potential for relapse?DR. DAVE: Exactly!  The scale totals up all the stressors, no matter whether it comesfrom good or bad events in your life, to see if you are getting towards overload.BILL: I took theonline self-scoring versionof the Holmes and Rahe. Now I see why youaddiction specialists say to not make any major decisions in your first year of sobriety!Just changes in work hours or family relationships or health, good or bad, give yousomething like 25 points of stress. Get married to the person of your dreams, and youget hit with 50 points of stress!DR. DAVE: And even successfully graduating from rehab is worth 28 points of stress.Which is why going to 90 meetings in the first 90 days of recovery makes sense.BILL: And marital reconciliation?
Hamster? Gerbil? No, it'sSnooki inside that ball!
Reality TV 'star' practices for tonight's ball drop (love theplastic cup, Snooks!)
Happy Stinkin' New Year:No trash pickup til Monday 
Garbage removal, streetsweeping still days away, saysNYC sanitation boss.
Russell Brand likely in thedoghouse for tweetingTHIS pic
The funnyman posted this photoof wife Katy Perry with no make-up on and quickly deleted it.
What is she 'do-ing?!Kardashian sports braids
Reality TV starlet isphotographed wearing tightcornrows. VOTE: Hot or not?
The most notoriousTwitter moments of 2010
Demi Moore tweeting of picsherself in a bikini was amilestone in stupidity.
Mom, daughter accused of molesting same teen boy for 3 years
Police say the pair did it withoutknowing about each other’srelationship with him.
Visit our new Travel Section!
Explore deals, hiddenvacation fiestas, the bestcruises and long-weekend escapes!
Home Autos Real Estate Jobs Classifieds Apps Place an Ad Buy Pictures Buy Tickets Deal of the Day LoginRegister
Search powered by
News Sports Gossip Entertainment Events Local OpinionLife & StylePhotos More Sections +
EmailPrint Facebook Twitter 
Eats Fashion
Travel Horoscopes Pets Coffee Break Your New York Photos Columnists Life & Style BlogsHospital Directory 
1/1/2011 Stress - both good and bad - can affecnydailynews.com//2010-04-30_stress1/3
7th Heaven (TV Show)Party of Five (TV Show)Jeremy LondonStressMental HealthHealth and FitnessSeattleDavid MooreArgosy UniversityPeople MagazineFreddie PrinzeQuaalude1 comments |See All Comments »To comment,
Log In
 [Discussion guidelines]12:04:53 PMApr 30, 2010Report Offensive PostExcellent column. I know very well about stressors. A week ago a verydear friend died, unexpectedly. I went to meetings and shared about itand I will share about this death until I no longer need to. I am notputting any time limits on sharing. I did not drink nor do I want to drink.Question: you mention the word relapse. Can you relapse from anaddiction? If, you get sober, you stay sober one day at a time but youare never cured. Relapse is an interesting word I hear at meetingstoo often. Alcoholism and drug addiction cannot be cured ( despitewhat some advertise on television.)
You may also be interested in:
DR. DAVE: That scores you 45 points. Plus, if you stop fighting with your family, you loganother 35 points. Which brings us back to Jeremy London. Change, whether it takes usup or down, requires the difficulty of adapting to the “new you”.BILL: For drunks like me, it also helps if you give up the notion that immediategratification is not fast enough.
Dr. David Mooreis a licensed psychologist and chemical dependency professional who isa graduate school faculty member at Argosy University 'sSeattlecampus. Bill Manville is a writer and novelist who has been sober for over 20 years. His most recent non-fictionwork, "Cool, Hip & Sober," is available at online bookstores.
Ads by Yahoo!
Zi Xiu Tang
Herbal Detox, Fat Loss Diet, 100% Natural Supplement
"Strange Fruit Burns Fat"
STUDY: Melts 12.3 lbs of Fat Every 28 Days. Learn More!
"Shocking Photos"
Reporter Drops 32 lbs in 28 Days with This Strange Fruit.
Click Here to see all comments or to Report Abuse
John Mellencamp & wifesplit after 18 years
The Grammy-winning singer, 59,and former supermodel ElaineIrwin have two sons.
Forget Four Loko! Booze-infused chocolate milk updates kid classic
Adult Chocolate Milk mixestraditional chocolate milk with40-proof vodka.
Spicy! Man says 'lewd act'due to itch from Tabascosauce on groin
Man arrested for indecentexposure on airplane after teengirl complains.
The Jets' scandal-plaguedYEAR IN REVIEW 
Sexual harassment, a DUI for astar player, a coach tripping anopponent...
New X-rated pics allegedly of Rex Ryan's wife hit web
Just when Rex Ryan thought hewas back on solid footing, itappears that another shoe hasdropped.
Sainz harassment showsGang Green's true colors
Mexican television reporter wassubjected to crude behavior froma number of Jets players.
And then there's theSterger 'sexting' story 
NFL fines Brett Favre $50k for not cooperating with probe intoX-rated photos sent to TV host.
Gone, but not forgotten:Those we lost in 2010
IN MEMORIAM - Rememberingthe iconic personalities whopassed away this year.
The most outrageousmoments of 2010
PHOTOS: Smoking babies,bedbugs and Katy Perry flashingElmo... what a year!
Addictions & Answers: Drinking meds for alcoholics -- denial in a bottle?Addictions & Answers: 'I'm ashamed of myaddiction to porn'Addictions & Answers: Miley Cyrus, party drugsand other teen terrorsAddictions & Answers: Can you really beRead your favorite comicon the Daily News.
1/1/2011 Stress - both good and bad - can affecnydailynews.com//2010-04-30_stress2/3

You're Reading a Free Preview

/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->