Drinking alcohol is widely accepted in society today. It is often a big part of holiday gatherings and celebrations. Over the last 40 years, scientists have begun to study the effects of alcohol on the brain and overall health. This knowledge is slowly becoming more accepted within our society and behavioral changes can be seen […]
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
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
How to be aware of and Create an Action Plan to Successfully Navigate Your Relapse Risk of People, Places, and Things
You will probably experience relapse triggers which are usually comprised of people, places, and things. Relapse triggers hide in social, environmental, and emotional situations that remind you of your substance use and they awaken urges and cravings to use. These cravings are closely related to your triggers and can make resisting the urge to use
Unresolved Trauma Has Long-Lasting Effects On Your Mind, Body & Way Of Life. . . How Does Your Unresolved Trauma Affect You?
Trauma is the result of overwhelming amounts of stress from a situation that exceeds one’s ability to cope and can come about by the death of a loved one, a relationship breakup, or rejection from a loved one, to name a few. Emotional trauma can hit even the most grounded. Actual injuries and wounds are
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
Are you feeling the despair and overwhelm of these COVID-19 times? Are you worried about the mental health and physical safety of a loved one? Are you a suicide survivor?
“The person who completes suicide dies once. Those left behind die a thousand deaths, trying to relive those terrible moments and understand why?” Clark Have you ever felt suicidal because the pain and despair seem too overwhelming to continue? Have you had someone you love express feelings of anguish that later lead them to end
Gambling, Sex, And Internet Gaming Have Quickly Become A New Phenomenon In The Science World Known As Process Addictions
Substance use disorders targets the pleasure receptors in the brain where short term rewards are felt. Over time, chronic substance abuse tends to negatively affect behavior, diminishes control of that behavior, and result in what is commonly known as addiction. The compulsive behaviors that arise in addiction, coupled with the lack of control and the
Here’s How To Make It Through! Social distancing, what does that even mean anyway? Social or physical distancing are non-pharmaceutical interventions or measures done to prevent the spread of a contagious disease reducing the number of times people come into close contact with each other. A nation asked by our government to stay at home