• How to Talk to Your Partner About Their Addiction

    How to Talk to Your Partner About Their Addiction

    Addiction is a family disease. It affects everyone in the life of the addicted person. If you feel that your spouse or partner has an issue with addiction, it can be tough to address it. But it’s important to do so.

  • What Are the Long-term Effects of Cocaine Use?

    What Are the Long-term Effects of Cocaine Use?

    Cocaine is made from the leaves of the coca plant. The plant commonly grows in Peru, Columbia, Ecuador, and other South American countries.

  • Why is Aftercare so Important for Recovery?

    Why is Aftercare so Important for Recovery?

    recovery doesn’t end just because your program ended. Treatment is often just the first step. Recovery requires a continuum of care.

  • Can You Get Addicted to Tramadol?

    Can You Get Addicted to Tramadol?

    Can you get addicted to Tramadol? Tramadol (or Ultram) can be habit-forming for many people. So, yes, you can get addicted to it if you’re not careful. Keep reading to find out many important details.

  • Can Amphetamine Abuse Cause Schizophrenia

    Can Amphetamine Abuse Cause Schizophrenia

    Amphetamine abuse is a serious problem in the United States. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, over five million Americans are abusing prescription amphetamines alone.

  • Long-term Side Effects of Benzodiazepines

    Long-term Side Effects of Benzodiazepines

    Luke Perry and Drug Abuse – Actor Luke Perry, the teen idol who was best known for his portrayal of Dylan McKay in the popular television series Beverly Hills, 90210, died last week at age 52.

  • Signs You Need Treatment for Meth Addiction

    Signs You Need Treatment for Meth Addiction

    The numbers surrounding meth addiction in the United States paint a truly frightening picture. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse statistics, well over 1.5 million people used crystal meth in the year 2017, including some 775,00 who had used it in the last 30 days.

  • Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

    Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

    Medication-Assisted Treatment or MAT is a blend of counseling and medication designed to improve outcomes. MAT has been used for opioid addiction since the 1960s and 70s, beginning first with methadone programs focused primarily on heroin addicts. However, the MAT method has evolved far beyond its humble roots.

  • 5 Warning Signs of Addiction

    5 Warning Signs of Addiction

    Addiction is insidious by nature. Any illness of the mind can be especially challenging to overcome because it’s afflicting the very organ we use to think and reason with. If the problem exists within the mind, how can one rely on the mind to solve it?

  • Morphine vs. Heroin – What is the Difference?

    Morphine vs. Heroin – What is the Difference?

    Opioids are a class of drugs that are usually prescribed by doctors to treat moderate to severe pain, but also come in illicit forms.

  • The Importance of Family Support During Rehab

    The Importance of Family Support During Rehab

    For many of us, entering treatment for addiction will be one of the most important decisions we ever make. The road to acceptance is different for each of us. One of the things we all have in common though is that we benefit from the support of people who care about us. This is especially true when one finally chooses to stop the fight and accept help for their addiction.

  • Adventure Therapy for Substance Abuse

    Adventure Therapy for Substance Abuse

    As you’ve probably heard, again and again, addiction is a disease that affects the mind, body, and spirit of those who suffer from it. Adventure therapy for substance abuse is one way you can address all these elements at once and get your recovery off to a healthy start.

  • What to Expect From an Outpatient Alcohol Detox

    What to Expect From an Outpatient Alcohol Detox

    Out of the many challenges that recovering people inevitably face, the first ones they encounter are often the hardest.

  • Understanding Codependency and its Role in Addiction

    Understanding Codependency and its Role in Addiction

    Codependency is a type of dysfunctional, one-sided relationship. In a codependent relationship, one person relies on another to have their mental, physical, and emotional needs met. It is very common among addicts, who need the relationship to continue to function while continuing their addiction behaviors. 

  • Addiction and Substance Abuse Rates in North Carolina

    Addiction and Substance Abuse Rates in North Carolina

    Like many other US states, North Carolina is battling growing substance abuse and addiction rates. A study released in 2017 placed North Carolina in the 20th spot in their list of States with the Biggest Drug Problems.

  • Addiction Recovery Advice From Metallica’s James Hetfield

    Addiction Recovery Advice From Metallica’s James Hetfield

    Rock n’ Roll in the 1980s was synonymous with drugs, alcohol and partying. One of the most successful bands of all time, Metallica, was not immune to this lifestyle. For Metallica’s lead vocalist and guitarist, James Hetfield, the rock n’ roll lifestyle led to alcohol addiction. 

  • 5 Signs of Valium Abuse

    5 Signs of Valium Abuse

    An overdose on drugs or alcohol can result in life-threatening effects. These effects can vary somewhat depending on the substances used. Still, in general, an overdose will cause confusion and disorientation,

  • National Safety Month: What is Safety Planning in Recovery?

    National Safety Month: What is Safety Planning in Recovery?

    June is National Safety Month so we’re taking this time to talk about safety planning in recovery. Safety planning is all about preparing for a sober lifestyle.

  • Marijuana Use Disorder and Addiction

    Marijuana Use Disorder and Addiction

    Marijuana use is legal both recreationally and medically in many states. But, just because something is legal doesn’t mean it can’t be problematic for some people’s physical and mental health and wellbeing. Alcohol and gambling are both legal but they still carry risk of abuse and addiction.

  • World No Tobacco Day: Understanding Tobacco Addiction

    World No Tobacco Day: Understanding Tobacco Addiction

    An overdose on drugs or alcohol can result in life-threatening effects. These effects can vary somewhat depending on the substances used. Still, in general, an overdose will cause confusion and disorientation,

  • Self-Care for Addiction Recovery: 30 Tips for Supporting Your Sobriety

    Self-Care for Addiction Recovery: 30 Tips for Supporting Your Sobriety

    Sensory Processing Disorder and Addiction – When people see an image or smell an odor, we are encountering those senses as a response to specific stimuli

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