Monthly Archives: February 2017

28 02, 2017

PTSD and Substance Abuse – The Two Go Hand-in-Hand

February 28th, 2017|0 Comments

PTSD and substance abuse go hand-in-hand. This is because many people with PTSD use drugs and alcohol to cope. Understanding post-traumatic stress and learning how to treat the symptoms without the use of mood or mind-altering substances is essential to treating this debilitating condition. What is PTSD? Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health

25 02, 2017

The Shame Game – How to Be Victorious

February 25th, 2017|0 Comments

The Shame Game – How it is Played The Shame Game – it is a very real part of the recovery process. It is also a psychologically recognized mind game we have all been guilty of playing with ourselves at one point or another. Many mental health professionals believe shame is at the root of

16 02, 2017

The Ins and Outs and Ups and Downs of Bipolar and Addiction

February 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Bi-polar and addiction don’t mix – but try telling that to someone who is addicted and Bipolar. The fact is, drugs and alcohol can initially have a calming effect on the Bipolar brain, which is why so many people with Bipolar become addicted. Using marijuana, alcohol, cocaine, or prescription meds offers temporary and immediate relief

13 02, 2017

Ethical Practices and Addiction Treatment – Be Informed

February 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Learning about ethical practices and addiction treatment can mean all the difference when it comes to getting proper substance abuse rehabilitation. When you are seeking treatment for an addiction, you want to be sure you are getting the right treatment. Unfortunately, there are a lot of unethical substance abuse counselors, treatment centers, and addiction specialists

10 02, 2017

Addiction – It’s a Disease, Not a Matter of Willpower

February 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Although the American Medical Association categorizes addiction as a disease, many people still believe addiction is a matter of willpower or morality. The fact is, no amount of willpower will ever arrest the cycle of addiction. Furthermore, addicts are not “bad” people. Addicts are sick people. In no uncertain terms, addiction is a brain disease

7 02, 2017

The Sad Reality of Being Pregnant and Addicted

February 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Your Addiction Doesn’t Care that You’re Pregnant Imagine what it must be like to be pregnant and addicted to drugs or alcohol. No matter which way you look at it, being pregnant and addicted is a sad reality. This is because addiction doesn’t care. Addiction doesn’t care if you are pregnant. It doesn’t care if

4 02, 2017

OCD and Addiction – Obsessive Compulsion Meets Obsessive Compulsion

February 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder To understand substance abuse and OCD, you must first understand OCD as a type of anxiety condition. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, also known as OCD, is a psychiatric disorder that affects millions of Americans and people around the world. The National Institute on Health defines OCD as “a common, chronic and long-lasting

1 02, 2017

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome Makes Smokers Sick and Proves Marijuana has Serious Side-Effects

February 1st, 2017|3 Comments

Smoking marijuana is harmless fun, right? That’s certainly not our opinion, but you be the judge. Recent reports indicate that a condition called Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome – caused by smoking marijuana heavily – is making people sick to their stomachs…. literally. What is Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome? Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS) is a condition brought on

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