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How Do You Know When Drug Rehab is Necessary?

How Do You Know When Drug Rehab is Necessary?

Knowing when it’s time for drug rehab can be tricky. After all, there isn’t an exact date or time marked on a calendar that tells us when our substance use has become a problem. Here are 5 major categories of behavior to help you determine if it’s time to seek treatment and start rehab.

Is Codependency an Addiction?

Is Codependency an Addiction?

Few if any people overcome challenges in life without the helping hand of a friend, family member, or another support person. It is healthy and normal for people to lean on people in times of distress and moments of despair. Friends, family, and even coworkers can...

How Long Does It Take To Overdose On Pills

How Long Does It Take To Overdose On Pills

Prescription overdose occurs when someone has an adverse physiological reaction as a result of ingesting too much of a particular drug. This article will detail the most common types of prescription pills that lead to overdoses, and we will explain the signs of potential overdose.

Is Marijuana a Psychoactive Drug?

Is Marijuana a Psychoactive Drug?

The term psychoactive simply means that a substance affects the mind, brain, and nervous system. The scientific term for marijuana is cannabis, which encompasses its variety of forms and compounds (APA, 2013). It is without question that cannabis is a psychoactive substance. The prominent question in modern American politics is in regards to its legalization and medicinal use.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice

Dear Genesis Community, Like you, we are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that is affecting the entire nation and world. We want to assure you that we are taking all appropriate measures to keep our recovery community safe. These steps include:...

AA: The Fourth Step Toward Recovery

AA: The Fourth Step Toward Recovery

“Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.” The 4th step can be a major obstacle in a program of recovery. You may have heard AA or NA members talk about doing the 1-2-3 shuffle. That’s a reference to cycling through the first three steps several...

How Do Psychoactive Drugs Affect the Brain

How Do Psychoactive Drugs Affect the Brain

Alcohol and illicit drugs are all psychoactive drugs. Psychoactive drugs are drugs that affect the Central Nervous System, altering its regular activity. They cause changes in a person’s mood, behavior, and awareness. Psychoactive drugs are usually broken down into four categories: depressants, stimulants, opioids, and hallucinogens. They also include antidepressants, anxiety-relieving medicines, and other psychiatric medications.

Why Is Drug Abuse a Social Problem

Why Is Drug Abuse a Social Problem

It’s normal to think of addiction as a personal illness; one that does damage to the user and their immediate family. Addiction affects much more than this as it puts a huge strain on several aspects of society; from healthcare to employment to prisons and jails. Drug abuse is one of the connecting fibers that join Americans, and one we can’t hide from.

Does Alcohol Affect Muscle Recovery

Does Alcohol Affect Muscle Recovery

More than 75% of Americans want to be in better shape. This isn’t surprising, but what is surprising is that many people continue to erase many of their gym gains by drinking alcohol. Consuming alcohol damages the human body’s ability to recover and build muscle after cardio and muscle-building exercise.