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Published: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 01:41:36 -0500


Dermatological Effects of Drug Abuse

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:36:49 -0500

Addiction is a serious condition that causes long-term negative impact on both mind and body of an individual. Although health consequences of drug misuse can be innumerable, skin manifestations of illicit drug use are often ignored. Dermatological health is an important part of general well-being, but it often takes a backseat in drug users, probably due to lack of self-reporting out of the fear of rejection and discrimination by others.

How to Make Quitting Alcohol Easier - Alcohol Withdrawal Timeline

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:35:57 -0500

Alcohol is the most widely abused substance worldwide. Its easy availability, legal status and cultural acceptance makes alcohol use more prevalent in almost all societies. Alcohol addiction often begins with an occasional drinking, which soon turns into regular drinking, leading to excessive drinking and then addiction.

Identifying Signs and Symptoms of Elderly Substance Abuse

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:05:59 -0500

Substance abuse is a widespread problem in the United States, affecting teenagers and young adults more than most of the other age categories. However, there are many elderly people from the baby-boom generation who have had an increased exposure to illegal drugs and alcohol owing to different reasons. According to some experts, the increased acceptance of substance abuse among the senior citizens is primarily driven by the tendency of such substances to "cure" a bad mood or sleep deprivation.

National Guidelines for Physicians May Help Reduce Opioid Addiction

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:21:34 -0500

With opioid addiction creating a turmoil in the United States, the government is making rapid improvements in the existing drug laws to prevent the epidemic from spreading further. Today, a huge proportion of the American population - comprising teenagers, women and elderly people - is hooked on a wide variety of opioids, which is slowly evolving as the worst public health drug crisis in the country.

Drug Abuse Linked to Rise in Mental Disorders

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:18:06 -0500

A lot of people know about the lethal effects of drug use and abuse, but still, they do not hesitate from experimenting with them on every possible occasion. Drug addiction is a serious brain disorder that not only harms the person addicted to the drug but also adversely affects the lives of his near or dear ones.

Addiction: Time To Fight Fire With Fire

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 08:14:35 -0500

We won't win the new war on drugs if we continue to blame the victim. At the very least, let's ALL set our judgments of the addict aside and just save as many as we can. We can't learn anything if they all just die away, alone and disconnected.

Effective Ways of Relieving Yourself From Substance Abuse

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:46:07 -0500

Whether it is you or your loved one; facing an addiction of drug, painkiller or alcohol could have an adverse impact on anyone's life. If you have reached the dead end and now desperately want to come out of the awful habit of substance abuse, it is time to join a rehab. In these centers, they create and implement varied treatments, which enable an individual to get his/her life back on the track.

Several Addiction Treatment Methods

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:45:36 -0500

The first thing that you need to make an addicted person realize is that he or she is dependent on a particular thing. If the person becomes aware of that then only you will be easily able to help that person. You will find that there are several support groups that help a person and offer professional support in cases of addiction.

Heavy Pot Smokers Found to Be Prone to Vomiting Syndrome

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:06:59 -0500

Legalization for medicinal use in 28 states and the District of Columbia has made marijuana the most sought after prescription drug - used for both medical and recreational purposes - in the United States. However, the legalization of cannabis gave way to a series of arguments revolving around the association between legalization and the fear of marijuana addiction.

Tips to Live Happily With an Individual Recovering From Addiction

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:59:18 -0500

Addiction is a chronic mental illness that afflicts people from all sections of the society. Its far-reaching consequences are not just limited to the individual who is addicted to a substance, but also leads to a drastic impact on his or her family and friends.

Ways to Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse in Teens

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:41:12 -0500

Prescriptions drugs are generally prescribed to help people recover from any kind of injury or illness. But there are times when these prescription medications become a menace and cause more harm than good. This happens when an individual engages in non-medical use of such medications, which can eventually lead to an addiction.

I Believe in You: A Woodworker's Approach to Sobriety

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:03:48 -0500

At the age of 7, an interest was sparked and passion was discovered. I had sawdust in my veins. By instructing individuals how to work with wood, a gentle but intense path to sobriety isn't just possible, it's revolutionary. I call this phenomenon "Woodworking Therapy". When someone believes in you everything begins to change, especially in early recovery. Most people with addiction hit a bottom, a place they never want to go again once they are clean. In working with wood, addicts discover a coping strategy useful in gaining self-esteem, confidence, and they begin to believe in themselves again. Bridging the gap from terrible to terrific is what "Woodworking Therapy" is all about.

Drug Treatment in the USA

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 07:04:17 -0500

According to the study report introduced by Columbia University said that more than 40 million US citizens aged between 12 and 50 meet the clinical criteria for drug addiction. A vast majority of them take nicotine, alcohol or other drugs on a regular basis. As estimated by the reputable university (Columbia University), over 80 million people in this country have been using risky substances for a longer period of time. The consumption cost, as calculated, is more than $468 billion per year.

Factors That Trigger Alcohol Abuse in Vulnerable People

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 09:05:47 -0600

Alcohol abuse has been a major concern for the United States and the situation is only worsening by the day. A large number of people from various sections of the society are increasingly using alcohol in quantities that exceed the normal limit. The excessive consumption of alcohol is leading to numerous other issues ranging from alcohol addiction to an array of physical and mental health problems.

How Silicone Wristbands Can Supercharge Your 'Kick Butts Day' Event

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 08:49:43 -0600

Approach - the key to a successful campaign. Get involved and use Kick Butts Day wristbands as prizes to hand out at your event!

Addictions and Boredom

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 13:49:42 -0600

I have a very interesting client who shared his theory of addiction with me. He stated that he and others use drugs because they are bored. This thought has caused me to think about some of my other clients who have come for treatment because of alcohol, gambling or pornography issues.

Using Positive Psychology to Treat Dual Diagnosis

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 08:01:02 -0600

People struggling with co-occurring mental health problems and substance abuse, also known as dual diagnosis, have to encounter numerous challenges in their everyday life. This is because the patient has to deal with two mental illnesses that strongly influence each other. According to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), approximately 7.9 million adults in the United States had co-occurring mental and substance use disorders a year prior to the survey.

Overcoming Pornography And Masturbation Addiction

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:40:12 -0600

When I was fourteen years old, I saw my first Pornographic image. It was very appealing and stuck in my mind for days or maybe even weeks, but it also did something far worse than just haunting my thoughts. It led to a life of habitual sin. As a sinner, it was liberating and often comforting in times of discouragement and disappointments, but when I gave my life to Jesus Christ, it became a massive obstacle in my journey to spiritual maturity in God. This is my story, my testimony of how I overcame fourteen long years of habitual sin.

5 Ways in Which Exercise Aids Recovery

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:39:40 -0600

When a person gets addicted to an illegal substance, he or she constantly craves the substance at the expense of everything else in life. At times, people fighting substance abuse may even disregard their physical and mental health, exposing themselves to the harmful effects of addiction.

Avoid Triggers to Prevent Drug Relapse

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:15:49 -0600

As Horace, the Roman lyric poet, once said, "Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor." This quote is apt for someone trying to give up illicit substances. It is an uphill task for a chronic substance abuser to abstain from an addiction and thereby prevent relapse.

How to Choose a Suitable Dual Diagnosis Facility

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:13:31 -0600

An addiction is a chronic mental disorder characterized by a constant drug-seeking behavior. Illegal substances harm the brain in many ways, eventually slowing down the mental and physical processes. For instance, a person addicted to alcohol may experience a marked deterioration in his or her mental faculties, which makes it difficult to carry on with normal, everyday activities.

Women Are More Susceptible to Dangers of Alcohol Consumption

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 07:49:20 -0600

Historically, drinking has been restricted to men since women's bodies are less equipped to eliminate the alcohol content as compared to their male counterparts. Moreover, in some cultures, alcohol is deemed inappropriate for women because of high moral expectations and rigid societal conventions.

Hints That You Might Be Addicted

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 13:04:20 -0600

No one likes to hear that they have an addiction. Sometimes their use of a substance or process addiction develops so subtly that one doesn't even recognize what is occurring until consequences set in. There is a powerful line in the song "Slow Fade" by Casting Crowns that claims "People Never Crumble in a Day".

Addicted To The Internet: Not Just For Adolescents

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 09:52:00 -0600

In our hyper-connected world, it can be all too easy to fall into an addiction to something that most of us consider essential to our daily lives: the magical internet. This addiction may take the form of hours spent reading blogs, or following Facebook links and paths, or even just checking email over and over. Regardless of what form it takes, it may take us a while to recognize it as an addiction at all.

5 Tips to Stay Positive During Recovery

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 08:28:53 -0600

Overall, the addiction recovery phase for drinking problems is quite a strenuous journey that demands immense will power to get back to a healthier life. It takes an individual's time and effort to stay sober and control cravings to stay away from alcohol and other addictive substances.

Benefits of Traveling for Treatment

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:14:29 -0600

Traveling for treatment has numerous benefits. Principally, traveling for treatment provides people with a new beginning.

Signs of Alcoholism

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:14:25 -0600

It's important to know whether or not your loved one has an alcohol problem. You want to make sure to get them help sooner than later.

Tips for Holding an Intervention

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 11:17:00 -0600

Holding an intervention is an important process in helping your loved one get treatment. Here are some tips.

How Does Decriminalization and Legalization Remedy Addiction?

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 11:16:50 -0600

Given the recent surge in legislation relating to marijuana, it's important to look into the effects of legalization and decriminalization. Both measures will drastically change the landscape of our country's drug policy.

A Former Addict Can Always Spot an Addict

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 09:19:40 -0600

Luke 8:17 "For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open." Nothing hides anymore, especially as man become more conscious of himself and the universe. Hidden vices are shown in the face and body. Hidden vices will always express in one way or another externally. Nothing hides. An addict can see an addict. The good news is that help is easily available to anyone who wants help. Freedom from addiction is available to those who seek it.

Warding Off the Christmas Hangover

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 07:46:02 -0600

Gulping down excessive amounts of alcohol and spending impulsively on presents, parties, food, etc. can take away the festive cheer, eventually leading to stress and emotional upheavals, often referred to as "Christmas hangover." Although this is a special time of year, there are many people who do not look forward to this season due to the fear of experiencing disappointments in social relationships, or the overall happiness levels, and thus indulge in excessive drinking to beat the impending Christmas blues.

The Vulnerable Addict

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 14:58:59 -0600

An inside perspective on the experience of today's addict. With one in ten now at risk, this article addresses new methods to approach chemical use disorders.

Trading Meth for Marijuana: Why and Why Not It's a Good Idea and One of My Most Humiliating Moments

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 09:16:05 -0600

Marijuana is considered a gateway drug while on the other hand many people don't even consider marijuana a drug. With the recent laws passed to legalize marijuana, it seems soon that it will be as mainstream as drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes. Of course, compared to meth, marijuana is definitely the 'peaceful and eating' drug vs meth that is characterized by 'craziness and no eating.' I'll share my experience trading addictions that includes one of my most humiliating experiences, why marijuana is a 'good' idea after meth, and why's it's not a good idea.

Dealing With Meth Dreams and Cravings: We All Have Them, But It Doesn't Mean Backsliding

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 09:15:45 -0600

I already am a vivid dreamer and when I was younger, I use to sleep-walk a lot. I can remember some dreams that happened long ago with precise detail but the dreams I've had about using meth again are the most unnerving. Along with my own addictive issues, I deal with living with an addict that I have caught lying, sneaking and using behind my back and that also affects my dreams. In this piece I'll write about my dreams of using and if it makes me crave after nine years and my suggestions on how to deal with it,

I Have NO Idea What "Normal" Is or What I Am to Do in My Life Outside of the Drug Life Style

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 09:11:53 -0600

What do 'normal' people do every day when they aren't living the drug life? From an addict's point of view, normal life looks stressful, tiresome, and not exciting at all! In this piece, I'll talk about what 'normal' is for me and how it unfolded after four years of meth, give my suggestions on how to start feeling 'normal' about normal life, and why 'normal' it is a lot better than the drug life-style.

Been Clean For a Week and My Body Is Still Feeling the Aftershock - It's Just Not Worth It

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 09:07:36 -0600

If you've quit or ran out of meth, you KNOW this feeling. In this piece I'll share my experience with this, what I think will help get you through the 'aftershock' feeling, and support suggestions.

Brain Degeneration is Linked to Cocaine Addiction

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 08:54:18 -0600

Cocaine addiction gained prominence in America during the 1980s and 1990s. However, addiction to the drug is still widespread across the country causing public health implications. Although a person abusing cocaine may exhibit general sense of well-being and act confidently, the drug at times leads to various health problems, sometimes even leading to emergency room visit.

Staying Sober During The Holidays Can Be Challenging

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 08:50:49 -0600

Christmas is the time for enjoying and socializing, apart from a day of great religious significance. People of all backgrounds come forward to have a joyful experience or to free themselves from winter blues. But, this is also the time when there are lots of celebrations and parties where alcohol is the main attraction. In fact, the celebration continues

Does Alcohol Play a Role in Causing Violence?

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 07:18:32 -0600

In America, alcohol is not only a way to mark a special occasion or to simply relax after a hard day, even its consumption is mostly regarded as a harmless activity. This mentality has put immense burden on the American society. In reality, alcohol abuse can have a detrimental effect on all aspects of an individual's life and well-being, including his or her work and relationships. However, one of the most serious risks linked with the use of alcohol is its association with crime.

White-Collar Workers Can Also Fuel Drug Trade

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 07:29:49 -0600

Many people associate "drugs" with abominable, forbidden substances purchased in the darkness of the night from gun-wielding individuals who thrive on the insatiable drug cravings of the people who cannot imagine a life without drugs. Moreover, drug-addicted individuals are often visualized as homeless, unemployed people surviving on the fringes of the society.

Real Talk on Overcoming Addictions

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 13:11:28 -0600

This is what I call hood counseling, a concept that is real and straight to the point in overcoming addictions or bad habits. The ones who walk though the mental gates of hell and make it out, they become the greatest teachers. Hell is seen as a school for the wise. Hell is a place you been and don't want to ever go back to. Literally you been there and done that. You've hit rock bottom and are fed up with suffering and you want out. A change in mind is the first step. You can't keep looking the same, thinking the same and doing the same things and expect a change. The truth about ourselves sometimes hurts, because there's truth in it. The good news is that we all can change our situation at anytime with a change in attitude or perception. Look at suffering as a passing phase and something to be learned from.

Codependency Addiction: Stages of Disease and Recovery

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 07:20:24 -0600

Codependency has been referred to as "relationship addiction" or "love addiction." But is it a disease? Identify the stages of addiction and recovery.

Myths About Addiction

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 11:28:00 -0600

There are a lot of myths about addiction. It's important to reject these in order to help people move forward in their recovery.

Stay Alive or Poison Yourself With Alcohol

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:31:20 -0600

A glass of alcohol per day will improve your health except you are advised by a doctor to stay away from alcohol. Moderate drinking can improve working condition of your heart.

Expectant Mothers May Be Binge Drinking During Pregnancy: Study

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:10:11 -0600

Expectant mothers are advised to stay away from alcohol as it can cause long-term harm to the unborn baby, including various birth defects. However, an increasing number of women are getting hooked on alcohol, even during pregnancy.

Behavioral Addiction

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:37:48 -0600

Addiction as commonly known is the dependency to a psychoactive drug accompanied by some symptoms that appear on the addict. However addiction is not only linked to the ingestion of a drug like alcohol or cocaine, addiction can also be considered as the development of a behavior that produces stimulation to the reward system such as gambling, social networking which is a behavior driven by the FOMO effect and even work-holism.

Researchers Identify Genes Responsible for Alcoholism

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:18:24 -0600

Genetics and drinking behavior of the family members can fairly predict alcoholism. But according to the researchers, this association of genes against a congenial environment for alcoholism has been poorly explored so far and there is a knowledge gap.

Understanding Addiction Treatment

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:17:04 -0600

You are said to have a drug addiction when you are unable to control the drug's intake. Despite experiencing the negative effects of the drug, you continue seeking and taking it. Addiction begins with a habit where you regularly take the drug or consume alcohol. As your body gets used to the drug your ability to stop the consumption is compromised. The addiction is as a result of changes in the brain that interfere with your behavior.

Alcohol Affects Women Differently Than Men

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:20:57 -0600

Alcohol abuse can harm one's body and mind immensely. But when it comes to women, heavy drinking can leave a stronger impact than men, making them more susceptible to its negative effects. Women who drink excessively face a greater risk of major health hazards, such as liver damage, impaired brain functioning, and even breast cancer, compared to men.

Things to Do After Discovering Drugs Stashed With Teens

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:19:20 -0600

Parents of teens should be prepared for all kinds of situations, and one such circumstance can be finding drugs in their kids' belongings. It might start as a harmless experimentation with recreational substance use. Still, it might be the onset of a long trail of active substance abuse for them. Kids at this age may experiment with alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, prescription pills, heroin or hallucinogenic mushrooms.

A Fitness Regimen Helps in Recovery From Substance Abuse

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 07:29:42 -0600

The fact that fitness is an all-important part of one's life is beyond any debate. Everybody knows the importance of following a fitness regimen to remain healthy. Now, a recent recovery program at the University of Kentucky has claimed that fitness during recovery from addiction helps patients recuperate quicker and gain sobriety faster.

America is Reeling From an Addiction Crisis

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 08:22:21 -0600

Millions of Americans are victims of alcoholism or addiction to other legal and illegal substances, but unfortunately, only a fraction of them receives professional treatment, said a recent report by Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, Vice Admiral, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Addiction has thus emerged as a major public health challenge in the U.S. Apart from the rising health care costs, addiction is known to cause a significant increase in crime, violence, marital strife, abuse and neglect of children.

When to Seek Help for a Drinking Problem

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 08:16:18 -0600

Drinkers never see addiction coming. It sneaks up on them slowly, making it difficult to differentiate when recreational drinking becomes problem drinking. Depending on an individual's tolerance level, it may take one week to several months for addiction to penetrate its roots.

How I Kicked My 5-Bottle A Week Habit

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 10:10:36 -0600

It is often said that the first step to correcting a problem is to first admit that you have one. I had a 5 bottle a week habit that I ignored simply because I wasn't drinking everyday.

Dealing With Loved Ones Having a Drinking Problem

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 07:26:11 -0600

Alcohol is a highly addictive substance, which leads to consequences that are not limited to the alcoholics alone, but also affects the ones around them. Acknowledging the fact that a loved one has a drinking problem is a challenging task, giving rise to several unpleasant emotions, such as irritation, frustration, shame, anger and self-blame.

Myths Surrounding Drug Abuse and Addiction

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 07:25:23 -0600

Misconceptions and wrong information often fuel drug abuse, leading to addiction. Despite being an emotional issue, drug addiction is mostly surrounded by conflicting views. Moreover, portrayal of the stereotypical drug addict in movies and television has given rise to a plethora of misconceptions which divert the reality, creating problems for both the addict and the society.

Alcohol May Lead to Heart Problems in Some: Study

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 07:17:22 -0600

The enlargement of the left atrium can cause a heart condition, called atrial fibrillation in which the heart beats irregularly, said senior researcher of the study Dr. Gregory Marcus, director of clinical research at the University of California, San Francisco.

Addiction and Neurotransmitters

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 14:44:53 -0600

What are neurotransmitters? Neurotransmitters are chemicals that are naturally excreted in the brain, they are acetyl choline, dopamine, endorphins, serotonin, dopamine and GABA (Gamma-Amino-Butyric-Acid).

Iatrogenic Addiction - The Wave of New Chemical Use Disorders

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 09:21:23 -0600

Now that the trend of over-prescribing has all but ceased, what do we do with all the iatrogenic addicts that it produced? A look at the situation along with a real-life description of addiction and withdrawal. The situation has long since become an epidemic and the numbers are staggering.

Tips to Avoid Heroin and Opioid Addiction Relapse

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 08:17:02 -0600

One of the biggest challenges in attaining sobriety is relapse. It is difficult to quit heroin and other prescription drugs, but more difficult than quitting is preventing a relapse once a person takes the path of sobriety. Quitting is easier than thwarting a relapse. However, with some helpful tips, one can maintain and prolong sobriety, staying miles away from heroin and opioids.

Smoking Marijuana Dampens Motivation to Work for Money: Study

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 10:00:47 -0600

Marijuana dampens the motivation in users making them less enthusiastic to go out and work. Smoking marijuana makes people less motivated to work for money while "high," says a recent study by the University College London (UCL).

Prescription Drugs Are More Lethal Than Street Drugs

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 10:22:39 -0600

People are generally aware of the fact that illicit drugs are harmful and their abuse often prove fatal. However, in reality, more Americans abuse legally or illegally obtained prescription drugs and off-the-counter medications than street drugs.

Measuring Impulsivity May Help Detect Vulnerability to Alcohol: Study

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 10:21:32 -0600

The problem of alcoholism is soaring continuously across the United States. It seems, drinking has become a favorite pastime in the country. However, unlike other pastimes, it comes with a hefty price. One in every 12 adults is a victim of alcohol abuse or dependence, along with several millions indulging in risky drinking behaviors that lead to addiction, said a 2015 report published in the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD).

Dentists to Prescribe OTC Analgesics, Not Opioids

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:45:24 -0500

While the United States continues to reel under the epidemic of addiction to prescription pain relievers, fingers are also being raised at the dentists who are turning a blind eye to the issue. Although the prevailing laws don't oversee how dentists manage pain for their patients, it is time for them to change their age-old prescribing strategies.

Addressing Pain Without Feeding Addiction

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 07:42:59 -0500

The opioid addiction epidemic in the United States is claiming more lives than guns or cars. Today, fatal overdoses exceed deaths by shooting rampages and road fatalities across the country. According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM), millions suffer from chronic pain each year, leading to a skyrocketing rise in healthcare and rehabilitation costs and a steep decline in productivity.

Ways to Stop Nail Biting in a Child

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 14:20:41 -0500

Nail biting is amongst the most usual childhood behaviors. Several scientific studies estimate that 40-65% of youngsters bite their nails and/or place their hands and fingers in his or her mouth. This article will show you some of the ways you can help your child get past this behaviour for good.

When I Realize I Can't Quit Meth - Why Am I Trapped, And What Are My Options

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 07:24:35 -0500

"You wake up one day and look back at everyday use and realize you can't stop." That was a scary day. The feeling of desperation turned my empty stomach into knots. I thought for sure I was in control. I could stop if I WANTED to. Nope. That's not the way this drug works. And if you are in a relationship with an addict-in-denial, your chances of quitting along are impossible.

Face Plant - Meth and Accidents Are a Bad Mix, And I Would Know

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 07:24:33 -0500

Accidents happen but when accidents happen and you're tweaking, it can get serious fast. When you're not thinking when you should be, you end up paying for it in the end. I'm lucky that it's only a sore back.

Some Of The Dilemmas When Leaving Meth, How I Dealt With Them, And Life After Rehab

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 07:24:30 -0500

"The option of rehab is still available, and I guess I'll still think about it but there are a couple problems... So if I go, I have to come home to my boyfriend using and force myself to not use, and my son doesn't know I ever started it again." Unfortunately, there are a lot of dilemmas to face when you choose to leave meth, and the stress of dealing with the issues makes leaving meth seem undesirable. Having a plan and some perspective before you quit will help with dealing with the stress.

Why Does the Meth Addict Isolate Themselves, And What Can You Do About It?

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 07:24:28 -0500

"I have isolated myself from family and friends. I rather be alone and struggle than for anyone to find out I have a problem." Why does a meth addict isolate themselves and what can the family and friends do to make sure that doesn't happen. I hurt my family by isolating them from my life and they thought they had lost me forever. Now we have our best relationship ever. There is hope.

Four Good Reasons Not to Talk About Weight to Your Meth Addict

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 07:24:26 -0500

The recovering meth addict is dealing with so many issues to get back to life. Do them a huge favor and leave physical comments out of the conversation.

Once a Problem, Always A Problem

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:58:25 -0500

Each of us, to a person, has something for which we must inevitably recover. Many of us have wrestled with that recovery, and are some way, or wholly, there. Being healed or healed. Then, there is the next thing; the next sin or struggle. Then the next. And so forth.

Addiction= Power+Control

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 14:30:36 -0500

Power in of itself has many definitions that are both empowering as well as disempowering. Power is an agent that acts in a direction that is dependent on what it is paired with. If power is affixed to empowerment, the effect will manifest life affirming offspring.

6 - Alcohol Addiction

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 07:13:55 -0500

Drinkable alcohol mainly contains Ethanol. Ethanol is a clear colorless hydroxylated hydrocarbon which is the product of fermentation of fruits, grains, or vegetables.

2 - Cocaine Addiction

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 07:13:52 -0500

Cocaine is derived from the erythroxylon coca shrub that grows in the foothills of the Andes Mountains in South America. It is a widely available and highly addictive drug because of its abuse potential.

5 - Tobacco Addiction

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 07:13:49 -0500

Tobacco plant leaves. Nicotine is the active ingredient in tobacco. Although this drug is not currently used therapeutically (except in smoking cessation therapy), nicotine remains important because it is second only to caffeine as the most widely used CNS stimulant, and it is second only to alcohol as the most abused drug. In combination with the tars and carbon monoxide found in cigarette smoke, nicotine represents a serious risk factor for lung and cardiovascular disease, various cancers, and other illnesses. Dependency on the drug is not easily overcome.

4 - Meth Addiction

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 07:13:47 -0500

What is Methamphetamine? Methamphetamine is a white, odorless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder that easily dissolves in water or alcohol.

Psychological Addiction

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 07:13:42 -0500

Google the word "marijuana." In an instant you're on thousands of articles that oppose each other.

3 - Marijuana Addiction

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 07:13:39 -0500

Marijuana (Cannabis) leaf What is marijuana? Marijuana ( cannabis ) is a plant scientifically called Cannabis Sativa which was used by humans for centuries in clothing, food and allegedly was used by the Chinese as way for communication with spirits.

Stress: The Sneaky Saboteur That Undermines Sobriety

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:31 -0500

In today's chaotic and combative world it is nearly impossible to safeguard ourselves from the multiple sources of stress that are all around us everywhere. The question is, what can you do to protect yourself from the pressures that threaten your sobriety? While you may not be able to eliminate all the sources of stress in your life, there is a way to change your reaction to them.

The No.1 Reason Why Bad Habits Develop

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:55:25 -0500

We all have bad habits that have been formed for years. It has become part of what we do in our regular lives even though it's detrimental to our well-being. This article explains the #1 reason why bad habits develop and how we can get rid of them.

From Being a Taboo to Being Socially Acceptable

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:52:50 -0500

The nightcap is a good way to disguise people with the other side of your personality. Some wear it to hide their sadness, some to bring out their courage. But is it really that good that you can depend for a lifetime on it? Alcohol is said to be the "Magical Water". But we believe that it is that poison which kills you slowly, without even your own knowledge. It disguises as your best friend, your savior, your helper; but the reality is something else. We all know that the world is changing quite rapidly, and one of the noticeable changes is to see consumption of alcohol as socially acceptable.

Drinking Too Much Alcohol Could Affect Your Business

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:32:57 -0500

Excessive drinking of alcohol could affect the success of a new business or an existing business. Experts have warned that when you drink too much alcohol you do not have a clear head to make important choices.

Mindfulness Therapy Aids in Recovery of Stimulant Addicts

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:15:33 -0500

Alternative treatment therapies for substance abuse problems are becoming increasingly popular, with many of them helping curb substance abuse. Alternative methods like mindfulness techniques have helped addicts manage their craving for illicit substances.

Opioid Users Might Be Abusing Seizure Drugs As Well: Study

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:57:54 -0500

People who use pain medication without a prescription or a need for the drug seem to go for medicines that are easily available and can give the desired effect. Amid all the hullabaloo over prescription drug abuse in the United States, the growing trend of the misuse of seizure drugs is a matter of grave concern.

After Hospital Discharge, Addicts Seldom Use Medicines That Curb Opioid Abuse

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:56:47 -0500

Law enforcement agencies have been trying their best to thwart this mayhem, but the conundrum of prescription drug abuse in the United States is far from ebbing at the moment. It seems that people have been treading a wrong path in the fight against prescription drug abuse epidemic.

Reining in Teens' Nighttime Drunken Driving Could Reduce Fatal Crashes

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 07:03:31 -0500

The worst cases of drunken driving mostly take place at night. And a majority of those who are behind the wheel and are involved in such fatal crashes are teens who are heavily inebriated. According to the recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one-third of fatal crashes involving teens happen at night, of which 57 percent occur before midnight.

Pain Medicine Misuse in Teens May Lead to Drug Abuse Problem During Adulthood: Study

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:27:49 -0500

Prescription drug abuse among teens has been a major concern in the United States even as a majority of the population remains unaware of the gravity of the problem. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) says that prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are rampantly abused by American teens, mostly aged 14 and above. It is only next to marijuana and alcohol abuse.

Rave Parties, Club Drugs and Substance Abuse

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:25:54 -0500

Rave parties that supposedly started in England during the 1980s have now become a global phenomenon marked by night-long revelries and bonhomie in the air. Free flow of booze, smoke, party drugs, high-decibel music and uninterrupted dance form part of rave parties.

The One Mistake That Canceled a Productive Life for Me

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:52:07 -0500

One night, after being in my drug addiction for a few years, I decided to break into a school in Tampa Florida, where I was residing at the time, looking for something that I could steal so that I could buy a hit. After getting onto the school grounds I broke into a classroom via one of its windows. Upon entering the classroom, the only thing that I saw that may be of value was a television mounted on the wall.

Better Parenting Can Thwart Underage Drinking

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:54:38 -0500

Parents who are habituated to communicating regularly with their children have the advantage of preventing their wards from getting waylaid by life's numerous temptations. Discussing the ill effects of alcoholism is no different. In fact, according to a recent report, improvement in parenting and reduced affordability of alcohol has led to a substantial drop in childhood alcohol abuse cases.

Effectiveness of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:11:22 -0500

Despite several measures by federal and various state governments, America's prescription drug epidemic continues to be out of control. In fact, the situation has gone from bad to worse with people from all walks of life falling prey to it.

Bipolar and Alcoholism - A Comorbidity Jinx

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:08:59 -0500

It has been found that the prevalence of a mental health problem along with a substance use disorder often complicates the matter. In such a scenario, the treatment of both the cases becomes a challenge. When a mental health disorder exists along with a substance abuse issue, it is called dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders.

Dangers of Caffeinated Alcoholic Drinks

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:47:21 -0500

Caffeinated alcoholic beverages are banned in many places because of their ill effects and severe health risks. As the term reflects, a caffeinated alcoholic beverage is a drink that contains both alcohol and caffeine. It is a premixed beverage that combines caffeine, alcohol and other stimulants. They could be beverages based on malt liquors or distilled spirits with usually a higher alcohol content than beer.

Some Highly Addictive Prescription Drugs

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 08:30:00 -0500

The notion that drugs prescribed by a physician are safer than street drugs is a dangerous proposition that could spell doom for many. Prescription drug abuse has proved to be the most deplorable habit causing significant physical and mental harm to the people in America.

Childhood Weight May Predict Age of First Substance Abuse: Study

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 08:29:06 -0500

Obesity has been one of the biggest health concerns across the globe, especially in the developed countries. Now, it has also found some connection with addiction. A recent study, conducted by the Indiana University School of Education, has revealed that overweight children are more likely to abuse substances at an earlier age compared to healthy-weight children.

5 Myths About Addiction

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 08:24:31 -0500

There cannot be any rationale behind an addiction and it should not be justified by any means. However, a lack of awareness about the ill effects of addiction to substances can make a person vulnerable and prone to abusing them. Despite repeated efforts by various quarters to spread information about the harms of addiction to various substances, a number of myths about them prevent people from taking to their abuse.

Alcohol and Stress - A Perpetual Association

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 07:12:14 -0500

Stress and alcoholism are irrevocably linked and the prevalence of one triggers the onset of the other. It is imperative for people to understand the deeper link between the two so that both stress and alcoholism can be avoided.

Strategy to Put Brakes on Driving Under Alcohol Influence

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 09:36:22 -0500

Some of the common statements from a person who is under the influence of alcohol and believes that he can perfectly drive a car are - "No, I am absolutely fine, just give me the keys; it's not possible that I can't drive when drunk; I drive better when I am drunk." The irony is that it is his impaired senses that makes him come up with such statements.

Substance Use Disorder and PTSD Take Severe Toll on Veterans

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 07:49:16 -0500

Even the men of our powerful military are not spared from the worst of mental pain. Combat exposure and multiple deployments across conflict areas take a radical toll on the mental and physical health of army personnel, often triggering addiction. Veterans, who have witnessed the gruesome acts of violence within and across the borders, are the worst sufferers who are trying to find solace in the form of substance use.