It started one Friday night with friends, having fun and cutting loose. Over time, the fun turns to a feeling of hopelessness, as you become devoted to feeding your addiction. Making the decision to enter treatment for addiction is an incredibly courageous and life-altering choice. It’s a momentous step on the path to recovery, one […]
If you knew then what you know now; when parents face their adult child’s addiction and the actions taken before it was too late
Wake up parents you may be missing the signs of substance abuse Raising children is full of both joy and challenges. They do not come with an easy-to-read manual. As parents, we love and cherish our innocent babies and watch them change and come into their own as they grow. They are also products of
What You Keed to know About the Current Illicit Drug Trends and Treatment Options for Substance Abuse Disorder (SUD) Recovery in 2023
There is a wide variety of substances and patterns of abuse, but in 2023, opioid abuse and overdose rates are on the rise and require the nation’s attention. The opioid overdose rates are largely due to synthetic opioid fentanyl and Polysubstance abuse. Though painkiller alternatives are being developed, the need to address the underlying issues
The holidays are ripe with stress and unrealistic expectations; it’s important to protect yourself from relapse during the holiday when the alcohol, excitement, and emotions flow more readily than usual. Those that have been in recovery from substance use disorder for a while, you’ve experienced the joy and inner freedom of being clean and sober.
Once alcohol enters your system, there are immediate physiological changes in your organs including the brain, heart, and liver which can lead to long-term health complications. Here are some little and well-known facts about your favorite cocktails, liquors, beers, and wines. The alcohol we consume in our beverages is ethanol, the only form of alcohol you can drink
Knowing these critical facts about drugs and alcohol could be a game-changer Alcohol consumption has both physical and emotional drawbacks to the body. Once alcohol enters your system, there are immediate physiological changes among your organs including the brain, heart, and liver which can lead to long-term health complications. Here are some little and well-known
Has the coronavirus pandemic affected Americans negatively, causing them to drink more as a way of coping with global uncertainty?
Studies show that within 12 months of a major disaster in The United States, alcohol consumption increases by more than 35%. It makes sense that during the worldwide pandemic Covid-19, alcohol sales have increased by more than 50%. What does this statistic suggest? The stay-at-home orders are keeping us at home, and many people are turning
Why be Wary of Study Drugs: More commonly referred to as Study Buddies, Smart Drugs, and Brain Steroids. What are they, who uses them, and why?
Why be Wary of Study Drugs: More commonly referred to as Study Buddies, Smart Drugs, and Brain Steroids. What are they, who uses them, and why? Study drugs are stimulants taken by students who think using them will increase their grades, alertness, and energy. There are many names for different stimulants used by students as
There is plenty of news about the opioid epidemic in America, and most people are well aware of the risks of drug addiction. However, few people realize the true scale of the situation. Take a closer look at these drug addiction statistics to see how big the problem really is, how challenging recovery can be,
Anyone can buy over the counter (OTC) medicine at drugstores and supermarkets without their doctor’s prescriptions. They’re usually safe to use when you follow the recommended doses. However, some people abuse them. Although they’re less potent than illegal and prescription drugs, over the counter drug abuse is still dangerous. Dangers of Over the Counter Drug