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How to Quit Drinking Alcohol When Your Friends Drink

People develop a habit of drinking alcohol in various ways. For some, wine and spirits are part of their upbringing. Special occasions or formal dinners are marked with a toast or a perfectly paired wine while an after-dinner drink may be a standing offering. Others find their first exposure to [...]

2018-06-07T17:13:14+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Alcohol Addiction|

Your Drug Addicted Teen: 5 Considerations That Could Fast-Track Their Recovery

Addiction has become an epidemic among teenagers. As the increasing pressures of physical, social, and educational development bear down upon them, they find solace in drugs and alcohol. Some teens are able to navigate these pressures especially well and indulge infrequently, if at all, in mind-altering substances. Of the remainder, [...]

2018-07-02T17:25:01+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Drug Addiction, Teen/Young Adult|

7 Signs That You Might Have A Drug Problem

Sometimes it's hard to know where to draw the line between substance use and substance abuse. If you find that your drug use has increased lately, you might start questioning yourself. Read on to learn if you have any of the common signs of addiction.  All Your Friends Use If [...]

2018-06-05T19:26:09+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Drug Addiction|

4 Surprising Discoveries About MDMA

MDMA (methylenedioxy-methylamphetamine) is the active ingredient in the party drug Ecstasy, which is used illegally at raves, parties, and clubs to achieve a heightened sense of euphoria and a myriad of psychedelic effects. It's sometimes called the "love drug" because it affects serotonin levels in the brain, which lowers normal [...]

2018-06-05T19:32:42+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Drug Information|

The Changing Face of Drug Addiction – What Patients and the Public Need to Know About Prescription Drug Abuse

The face of drug abuse is changing rapidly, and what many see as an inner-city problem is quickly moving into the suburbs, striking at the heart of America and changing the way doctors, politicians and ordinary citizens approach the issues of drug dependency and rehabilitation. There are many factors underlying [...]

2018-06-05T19:43:12+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Prescription Drugs|

Peers Help Develop Insight and Important Skills During Recovery

Addiction treatment for alcohol or drug abuse is a comprehensive program of detoxification, individual counseling, group counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy and relapse prevention training. Even with these therapies, the transition back to normal living can be difficult, with increasing stress, frustration and setbacks. Halfway houses and transitional living facilities provide [...]

2018-06-05T19:56:51+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Recovery|

Mental Health And Addiction : Understanding Dual Diagnosis

What is Dual Diagnosis? Dual diagnosis is defined as a condition in which a patient is simultaneously suffering from a substance abuse problem and a mental health disorder, according to the National Alliance on the Mental Illness (NAMI). Dual diagnosis is also known as co-existing or co-occurring disorders. Debate exists [...]

2018-06-05T20:22:43+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Rehabilitation|

What is Kratom, and why did the DEA make it a Schedule I Drug?

Kratom is a type of tree that grows throughout the countries of Southeast Asia. Extracts from the leaves of the tree have been used in regional folk medicine for a wide variety of ailments for hundreds of years, but two particular uses have sparked Western interest in it: pain relief [...]

2018-05-14T18:50:59+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Drug Information|