Do Anti-Drug Hollywood Movies Have a Positive Impact on Addiction or Promote It?
October 19, 2018 3:10 pm - Addiction - Leave your thoughts
_ Every year, Hollywood produces films about drugs and addiction that purport to show the reality of addiction in an essential and powerful light. You would think that such a concentrated effort to combat opioids, heroin, benzos, Xanax, and alcohol dependency would have a positive effect on the rates of […]
This Deadly Drug Mixture is Being Found In Every City
October 3, 2018 4:10 pm - Addiction - Leave your thoughts
Music has a way of connecting people and helping them overcome their own personal difficulties. The work of rapper Lil Peep was helping his young listeners manage their personal and emotional problems. Peep was very straightforward and blunt about his […]
Are Women Prone to Certain Types of Addictions?
August 28, 2018 1:52 pm - Addiction - Leave your thoughts
Top 5 Factors That Influence Substance Dependence
August 20, 2018 11:30 am - Addiction, Substance Abuse - Leave your thoughts
What Is the Scientific Explanation of Addiction?
October 3, 2017 11:39 am - Addiction - Leave your thoughts
It is now widely accepted that addiction is a chronic disease that affects the brain and is characterized by a compulsion to take drugs or use alcohol despite the harmful consequences. Addiction is viewed as a brain disease as drugs and alcohol both have brain-altering effects, changing the way neurotransmitters […]
How to Combat Stress for Successful Addiction Treatment
September 21, 2017 12:07 pm - Addiction - Leave your thoughts
The stresses of life are inevitable even for the healthiest people, although responses to difficult and challenging situations and circumstances vary considerably from person to person. When someone has a history of substance or alcohol abuse, stressors often trigger addictive behavior that perpetuates the disease leading to a further decline […]
How to Successfully Manage Sobriety When Travelling
July 27, 2017 9:19 am - Addiction, Mental Health - Leave your thoughts
As part of a healthy recovery program, traveling on vacation can be an enormously invigorating and beneficial experience. However, it can strike terror at the core for some recovering addicts. Taking a vacation requires stepping outside the comfort zone and when people have just completed detox from alcohol, changes to […]
The Tell-Tale Signs of a High-Functioning Addict
July 18, 2017 9:06 am - Addiction, Alcohol - Leave your thoughts
There’s a standard misconception that drug addicts and alcoholics dwell in the lower echelons of society, living in poverty and relying on charity for survival. However, that is often furthest from the truth in many with addiction issues who seem to not only cope, but excel despite being in the […]
Can Couples, Siblings or Friends with Addiction be Treated Together?
July 12, 2017 10:39 am - Addiction, Drug Addiction - Leave your thoughts
Coping with the illness of drug or alcohol addiction is a difficult and often lonely place and it can place a huge strain on close personal relationships. When two people sharing a close emotional bond have addiction issues and are both seeking treatment at the same time, is it advantageous […]
The Most Common Addiction Triggers
June 1, 2017 9:24 am - Addiction - Leave your thoughts
Recognizing your addiction triggers can be one of the most effective ways to maintain long-term sobriety. This is an especially important skill in your first year of sobriety and the one you should hold close to you post drug and alcohol rehab. After all, staying away from any drugs or […]