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January 6, 2023
Is Marijuana Addictive?

Many people hold the idea that if a substance is legal, then it must be safe to use. Although this is generally true, when drugs are evaluated for their legalization to the general public, it is not necessarily taken into account each individual's personal reaction to it or its likelihood for potential abuse. Recently in […]

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December 19, 2021
What Happens When an Alcoholic Starts Drinking Again?

The idea is devastating, but it is not uncommon for an alcoholic in recovery to slip up and drink again. This situation is serious not only because it jeopardizes sobriety but also because being exposed to alcohol after a period of abstinence can have significant effects on the human system. Reasons An Alcoholic Might Start […]

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December 9, 2021
Tips for a Successful Dry January

Want to commit to Dry January but are unsure if you will be able to make it through? It is possible, especially with a few helpful tips and new healthy habits. January is a time of New Year’s resolutions and the motivation to achieve goals one has always wanted to achieve. For some people, alcohol […]

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August 28, 2021
What Do I Do For A Heroin Overdose?

Drug overdoses are unfortunately more common than we may think. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there has been an increase of 137 percent of drug overdoses nationwide since 2000. Furthermore, there has been a 200 percent increase (since 2000) in overdose deaths involving opioids specifically (this includes pain relievers and […]

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February 13, 2021
Why Goal-Setting Will Be More Powerful Than Resolutions in 2021

If you’re like most people, you’ve come up with more than a few resolutions in your lifetime. You have probably also realized that many resolutions fall to the wayside as the newness of another year fades. Wanting to change but failing to do so can make you feel discouraged, disheartened, and hopeless. Luckily, you don’t […]

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February 6, 2021
How To Have A Difficult Conversation About Addiction With Your Loved One

Helping a loved one or friend get help for their addiction often begins with a difficult but necessary conversation. But if you’re like most people, you probably don’t instinctively know how to talk about addiction. Substance abuse can be a sensitive and painful topic to discuss and may make you feel ill-equipped and unsure. Luckily, […]

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January 31, 2021
Can Addiction Make People More Vulnerable To Illness?

Abusing drugs and alcohol can have a detrimental impact on your mind, emotions, relationships, and overall well-being. Even misusing legal prescription drugs can cause cognitive impairment and mental health challenges such as anxiety or depression. But abusing substances doesn’t just affect your mind. Addiction also weakens the physical body. Using toxic substances like addictive drugs […]

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January 29, 2021
Why Group Therapy Works In Recovery

Group therapy is a vital aspect of addiction recovery. Enrolling in an alcohol and drug rehab program is a wonderful accomplishment and a courageous step toward long-term recovery. But if you’re looking to truly rehabilitate your life, you need to identify the thoughts and emotions that trigger your substance abuse, change your habits, and find […]

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January 27, 2021
How Do Opioids Affect The Brain and Body?

Opioids are powerful drugs that interact with our central nervous system to provide relief from pain. Unfortunately, opioids have a very high potential for abuse, which can lead to excessive use, addiction, and overdose. In fact, opioids are the drugs responsible for the nation’s opioid crisis, which claims an estimated 128 American lives each day. […]

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January 22, 2021
How Do Benzodiazepines Affect The Brain and Body?

Even though doctors prescribe benzodiazepines to help relieve stress and anxiety, this group of drugs, also known as “benzos,” and “tranquilizers,” can have devastating effects on the brain and body. Taking benzodiazepines recreationally or in larger than intended doses can cause: Even when used as prescribed, benzodiazepines can lead to physical dependence and addiction. Despite […]

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