Myths and Facts About Drug Addiction

Popular media depicts drug addiction in many different ways. Some show it in a dramatic sense, while others are comedic. Whether we're watching a real-life intervention on TV or seeing goofy "stoners" stumble their way through some frequent misadventures, it's easy for us to eventually associate these portrayals with reality. [...]

2018-08-15T19:34:37+00:00 August 16th, 2018|Drug Addiction|

Alcohol Abuse and Delusional Thinking

There is a close connection between the use of alcohol and the development of mental illnesses that cause delusions, even of a temporary nature. But it is also the case that those who are prone to these mental diseases are also those prone to abuse alcohol, hence exacerbating their symptoms, [...]

2018-08-13T17:29:00+00:00 August 13th, 2018|Addiction, Alcohol Addiction|

What Is Narcan and How Do I Use It To Halt An Overdose?

Opioid drug overdose deaths have increased 500% since 1990, and now claim the lives of over 24,000 Americans every year. In 1971 the FDA gave the green-light to Naloxone (Narcan), a medication that counteracts overdoses of heroin, morphine, and other opiates and opioid derivatives. Today, Naloxone is sold in inexpensive [...]

2018-09-17T20:44:59+00:00 August 9th, 2018|Drug Information|

Addiction: How to Cope When your Friend is Suffering

Addiction can be a long and harrowing journey for everyone involved. The focus is usually on the addict and the recovery. Loved ones often fail to get the support during the ordeal. They are often physically and emotionally drained from the experience. Addiction may also last for many years, causing [...]

2018-08-10T15:38:37+00:00 August 6th, 2018|Addiction|

Crystal Meth Addiction Treatment Programs

Crystal Meth is a highly addictive methamphetamine stimulant that has become increasingly common in recent years. Individuals struggling with crystal meth addiction are encouraged to enter one of the various kinds of crystal meth addiction treatment programs. The ingestion of methamphetamines through snorting, needle injection, smoking or ingestion leads to [...]

2018-08-01T03:24:18+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Drug Addiction|

4 Tips for Maintaining Sobriety on Summer Vacation

Summer vacation is a needed respite during the hottest months of the year, and a chance to relax and unwind from the rigors of life. For many, this relaxation is intimately tied to alcohol -- they simply can't imagine what it's like to enjoy a vacation without a cold beer [...]

2018-07-31T20:45:07+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Recovery|

What Does Addiction Recovery Really Mean?

Addiction recovery is a highly subjective topic, but for the most part, people take recovery to mean abstinence from drugs and alcohol.  People In 12 step recovery talk a lot about recovery and what it looks like from that perspective, however, it is not the only perspective that matters. It's [...]

2018-07-26T14:37:16+00:00 July 26th, 2018|Addiction, Recovery|

The Benefits and Limitations of Online Support Groups for Alcoholics

Support groups may give you the help you need to recover from alcoholism. They allow you to learn and draw strength from people who have experienced similar problems. Thanks to the internet, you can benefit from support groups without having to attend face-to-face meetings.  There are different types of [...]

2018-07-23T15:09:24+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|Alcohol Addiction|

What You Need To Know About The Side Effects Of Methadone Treatment

Methadone is a synthetic opioid narcotic drug. Its primary use is to help people who are experiencing withdrawal symptoms from other opioids, such as heroin, oxycodone and other narcotic painkillers. While it's a powerful painkilling medication, it's considered safe to take for extended periods of time, but it can produce [...]

2018-09-17T21:07:31+00:00 July 19th, 2018|Drug Information|

Tips for Dating When You Want to Be Alcohol-Free

More and more people are choosing an alcohol-free lifestyle. According to the UK's Office for National Statistics, more than a quarter of British 16- to 24-year-olds say that they don't drink alcohol at all. But for some people staying away from alcohol is an absolute necessity. If you're a recovering [...]

2018-07-17T18:01:35+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Alcohol Addiction, Recovery|