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Are Nonalcoholic Beverages Safe to Drink in Recovery?

Nonalcoholic and alcohol-free beverages can seem like a good option for recovering alcoholics to turn to, but the dangers of relapse are much greater than the benefits. Your favorite NA beer or “mocktail” might seem like it helps curb your craving, but it is really hurting your recovery. Research has [...]

2019-02-13T19:36:55+00:00 February 13th, 2019|Alcohol Addiction, Recovery, Rehabilitation|

Cotton Fever or Withdrawal?

A common side effect of intravenous drug use is called Cotton Fever (also known as “The Shakes” in the U.K.) . It occurs when intravenous drug suspensions are filtered through unclean household cotton and bacteria enters the bloodstream. While cotton fever is not a recognized medical condition, it is widely [...]

2019-02-13T18:08:15+00:00 February 13th, 2019|Controlled Substances, Detox, Drug Addiction, Uncategorized|

Binge Drinking Can Alter Your DNA

Add one more thing to the list that frequent heavy drinking can do to damage you. Not only can it destroy your liver, relationships, and bank account; new research has found that it can alter you DNA. Researchers from Rutgers University recently published a study that found that people who [...]

2019-02-03T01:50:00+00:00 February 3rd, 2019|Alcohol Addiction, Blog, News|

Deadly Combinations: How Benzos are Overlooked in the Opioid Crisis

Benzodiazepines are a class of sedatives used to treat anxiety and/or insomnia. The most popular benzo on the market is Xanax, which has over 50 million prescriptions written each year in the U.S. Many Americans see benzos as socially acceptable and as a helpful way to treat anxiety. An overlooked [...]

2019-01-29T03:39:48+00:00 January 29th, 2019|Addiction, Controlled Substances, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs|

Middle-Aged Women at Risk of Overdose

The drug crisis in America is evident in nearly every community. Over the last few decades new trends among those affected have emerged. One group severely affected by the crisis with a huge increase in drug-related deaths is one you’d least expect: middle-aged women. Research from the CDC’s Morbidity and [...]

2019-01-28T02:13:16+00:00 January 28th, 2019|Addiction, Controlled Substances, Drug Information|

What Happened to Artie Lange? The Dangers of Snorting Heroin

Comedian Artie Lange recently made headlines with his social media pictures of his destroyed nose due to over 30 years of heroin, cocaine, and opioid abuse. Close to last Christmas, Lange posted pictures where he is almost unrecognizable from his many years on TV and radio. Many comedians have flooded [...]

2019-01-20T16:09:07+00:00 January 20th, 2019|Controlled Substances, Drug Addiction, News|

What is “Drunkorexia?”

  “You got to eat if you’re going to drink.” I still remember my doctor’s cautionary words from more than a decade ago before I left for college. But an eating disorder that you may never have heard of is becoming a dangerous trend, especially on college campuses. Skipping meals [...]

2019-01-13T16:53:36+00:00 January 13th, 2019|Alcohol Addiction, News, Rehabilitation, Teen/Young Adult|

Can Ketamine Cure Depression?

Recently, alternative methods for treating depression have emerged. There have been several alternative methods to treating depression that have strayed from the traditional thinking about depression medication. The most controversial of these new methods is the use of ketamine to alleviate depression symptoms. Some view ketamine as strictly a “party [...]

2019-01-12T15:32:17+00:00 January 12th, 2019|Controlled Substances, News, Prescription Drugs|

Low Self-Esteem’s Impact on Substance Abuse

Low self-esteem can be caused by a variety of traumas. A traumatic childhood, abandonment or separation from parental figures, emotional or physical abuse can all lead to low-esteem as an adult. These problems can worsen as adult life causes negative events like losing a job, going through divorce, or facing [...]

2019-01-07T03:01:54+00:00 January 7th, 2019|Addiction, Recovery, Rehabilitation|