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Compulsive Eating Disorder

Compulsive Eating Disorder

Addiction is most commonly associated with drugs and alcohol but the disease of addiction can manifest itself in many ways. For example, some other common problem areas of addiction are gambling, pornography, and eating. People sometimes get addicted to multiple...

AA: The Second Step Toward Recovery

AA: The Second Step Toward Recovery

After my first brief stint in drug rehab, I lasted about three days before I got loaded again and then went on a bad year-long run. My life was miserable and dark. The job I had didn’t pay much and I could barely afford bills, let alone afford the drugs I needed. I...

What Is Fentanyl Used For?

What Is Fentanyl Used For?

Most people are familiar with or know someone that takes popular prescription drugs like Xanax or Adderall, but fentanyl may be one prescription drug that is not as widely used. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that can be similarly compared to morphine but is anywhere...

Internet Addiction Treatment

Internet Addiction Treatment

In the digital era, understanding and treating internet addiction is complicated because so much of our everyday life relies on internet connectivity. Social media like Facebook and Instagram as well as YouTube videos and the endless information available thanks to...

A Changing of the Guard

A Changing of the Guard

These days Mexican drug cartels are in the forefront of people’s minds when they think about the opioid epidemic. Our southern neighbor has vast poppy fields and tons of heroin are smuggled across the border each year. The violence associated with these drug...

Can Xanax Increase Anxiety?

Can Xanax Increase Anxiety?

As with all medications, there are potential side effects that accompany the benefits of prescription drugs. When drugs are prescribed by a doctor, those benefits usually outweigh the negatives, and doctors are trained to monitor the progress of how well those drugs...

AA: The First Step Toward Recovery

AA: The First Step Toward Recovery

"Step One is really about a change of mentality that prepares you for the rest of the steps" 12 Step Programs Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) are both 12-step programs of recovery. Both fellowships have the same primary purpose and are open to...

Why Do Addicts Crave Sugar

Why Do Addicts Crave Sugar

Coming off of drugs and transitioning into a sober lifestyle can be difficult. Many of the brain and body’s hormonal, neurological and chemical processes are just starting to regain balance from all of the damage incurred by the drug use. This can leave drug users...

How Boundaries are Important in Recovery

How Boundaries are Important in Recovery

Boundaries can be a new concept for some families who are dealing with an addict in their lives. Often times addiction has to get worse before it can get better. Families may find it extremely difficult or uncomfortable having to take a step back from helping their...

What Does Heroin Do to Your Body and Brain?

What Does Heroin Do to Your Body and Brain?

Any kind of drug or chemical that is put into the body is going to have effects on how the body naturally functions. Drugs such as heroin can cause significant damage to the brain and other vital organs. Some of these damaging effects can be seen almost immediately...