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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

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.

Decriminalization of Drugs

In 2001, Portugal became the first country in the world to decriminalize the use and possession of personal amounts of all illegal drugs. Decriminalization is different than legalization. The drugs are still illegal but getting caught with a small amount for personal use won’t lead to arrest or jail time. Instead, a person will get

How to Find a Sponsor in AA

Getting a sponsor in AA is nearly synonymous with the 12-steps. What’s interesting, though, is that the 12 steps nor the Big Book mention sponsorship explicitly, even though both provide detailed instructions on nearly every other aspect of recovery. To help you out, here are five tips to help you find a sponsor in AA.

Is Marijuana More Addictive Than Alcohol

With the legalization of marijuana coming to fruition in another 2 states (Michigan and Illinois), 11 states plus Washington D.C. have now legalized adult use of marijuana. More and more states and their constituents are voting to legalize weed, in part because many argue that smoking herb is less addictive (and safer) than alcohol.

What Does Ayahuasca Do?

Ayahuasca is a strong psychoactive mixture that has been used for centuries by indigenous tribes of the Amazon rain forest. More recently, people all over the world have sought out the potent brew to spur healing from past traumas, addictions, depression, anxieties, and other mental health issues.