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Gender Differences: A Significant Factor In Non 12 Step Alcoholism Treatment

By Dr. Ed Wilson Men’s Issues Are Different There are fundamental differences between men and women when it comes both to alcohol use and treating alcohol abuse. Even when the underlying problems are the same the cure may not be. Basically, most men need to learn to slow down without using alcohol – while most [...]

By |2010-05-12T10:00:26-08:00May 12th, 2010|For Men|1 Comment

Effective Outpatient Alcohol Treatment In Los Angeles, California

By Dr. Ed Wilson Where did it all go wrong? Looking back, you know there wasn’t any particular point in time when your wife began turning to alcohol instead of you. In reality, there usually aren’t any dramatic shifts or major events, just a slow erosion, distancing, and change. The drinking increases in amount, it [...]

By |2016-11-14T06:14:14-08:00May 12th, 2010|For Men|0 Comments

Women and Alcohol – What to Consider in Alcohol Treatment.

Who are the women who come to us from across the country? And why to they come here – not just from the U.S., but also from Canada and sometimes from around the world? These women include physicians, college professors, artists, actresses, lawyers, politicians, business owners, flight crew, managers, teachers, executives, writers, housewives and yes, [...]

By |2016-11-14T06:14:14-08:00May 11th, 2010|For Women|0 Comments

Menopause and Alcohol Abuse – Another Overlooked Element in Women’s Alcohol Treatment

Many Midlife Changes Contribute to Alcohol Abuse For some women the onset of alcohol abuse coincides with the changes in hormone levels that signal the start of perimenopause – changes that we may be unaware of in the earliest stages. When this is combined with other stresses in our lives – job changes, health concerns, [...]

By |2016-11-14T06:14:14-08:00May 11th, 2010|For Women|13 Comments

One Woman’s Experience With The Non 12 Step 5-Day Outpatient Alcoholism Treatment Program

We are very grateful to our client for so kindly offering to keep a diary of her experience participating in our 5-day Women’s Outpatient Alcoholism Treatment program and also for allowing us to share her experiences with you. – Mary Ellen and Ed The night before I was supposed to meet Mary Ellen and Ed, [...]

By |2016-11-14T06:14:14-08:00May 11th, 2010|For Women|5 Comments

Alcohol Treatment For Women – Effective Non 12 Step Alternatives to AA

By Dr. Mary Ellen Barnes “Powerlessness” Teaches You to Be A Victim You’ve probably heard about “powerlessness.” It’s a founding principal of AA, the “First Step” of 12-Steps, and virtually every treatment regimen in the U.S. Believing it is also the biggest predictor of relapse and one reason newcomers to AA have a binge rate [...]

By |2010-05-11T12:24:08-08:00May 11th, 2010|For Women|0 Comments

Great, He Quit Drinking – When Will He Recover? – Why The Families of Alcoholics Need AA Alternatives

By Dr. Mary Ellen Barnes You May Never Get Him Back “I thought when he quit drinking…,” or “The program he went through says he’s successful, but…?” and “Is this all I have to look forward to?” The words vary but the underlying question is pretty much the same, “He was a drunk, now he’s [...]

By |2016-11-14T06:14:14-08:00May 11th, 2010|For Women|2 Comments

Anti-Craving Medications: Are They Effective in Alcoholism Treatment?

By Dr. Ed Wilson and Dr. Mary Ellen Barnes Naltrexone – The Anti-Craving King Approved in 1994 by the FDA for use in the treatment of alcohol dependence, Naltrexone has a two-fold effect. In addition to eliminating cravings for alcohol, it also interferes with alcohol’s pleasurable effects. This one-two punch frequently helps alcoholics break the [...]

By |2016-11-14T06:14:14-08:00May 11th, 2010|Medication|1 Comment

Misusing Alcohol, Alcohol Abuse, Alcoholism, and 12 Step Programs That Can’t Tell the Difference.

A decade ago, presenters at the “New Perspectives” conference on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, noted at least 85% of all clients seeking help with alcohol abuse are being misdiagnosed and mistreated at virtually all of the treatment programs across Canada, the U.S., and Australia. How is this possible? The problem is that 95% of these [...]