Monthly Archives: October 2017

Liver Repair: How to Physically Heal from Alcohol Abuse

October 19th, 2017|

Liver Repair: How to Physically Heal from Alcohol Abuse Depending on what stage you are in your alcoholism, you may have caused serious damage to your liver. You have heard the expression, “What’s done is done.” This is not always the case with your liver. Because it is a regenerative organ, physically healing your it from years of alcohol abuse is possible. Can the Liver Repair Itself After Years of Drinking? The liver is your body’s only regenerative organ. You are probably aware of the chameleon and how it can regrow its own tail.

Withdrawal Timelines: A Handbook

October 16th, 2017|

When it comes to withdrawing from drugs and alcohol, the number one question people want an answer to when they get clean is….. how long is this gonna take? Want to understand withdrawal? Look no further. This tell-it-like-it-is handbook offers a guide to understanding this painful process, complete with withdrawal timelines for the most commonly used drugs. The Disease of Addiction and its Relationship to Withdrawal Whether you’re smoking weed or shooting heroin, when you stop using your drug of choice, know this: there will be hell to pay. It’s

Are There Any Problems With Methadone Treatment?

October 10th, 2017|

Opioid addiction is on the rise. Methadone maintenance is also growing. Opioids are street drugs like heroin and painkillers like Vicodin and Percocet. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services says our country is having an opioid crisis. Methadone can be used to treat this addiction. But there are pros and cons to using it. This post can help you decide if methadone treatment is right for you. You’ll also learn about other opioid addiction treatment options. Looking at every option is ideal for recovery. This post covers pros and cons of all

How Long Do the Top 10 Most Addictive Substances Stay in Your System?

October 7th, 2017|

As the Drugs Leave Your Body, Expect to Go Through Withdrawal This article includes a list of the top 10 most addictive drugs and explains how long it takes for them to get out of your system. We also provide some important information about withdrawal. Withdrawal or “detox” is the process your body goes through as addictive substances leave your body. You should be informed about the process of withdrawal if you want to know how long it will take for a drug to leave your body. As the drug leaves your body, you

What it’s Really Like to be an Addiction Counselor

October 4th, 2017|

A Career in Addiction Counseling After having the spiritual awakening promised in Step 12, many people dedicate their lives to carrying the message of recovery to the still-suffering addict or alcoholic. These fortunate few are committed to saving the world from the darkness of addiction – one lost soul at a time. For some, this means running a halfway house. For others, it means sponsoring people. For tens of thousands of recovering addicts and alcoholics every year, it includes a career in addiction counseling. Before you make a career move, learn what it’s really

List of Four Commonly Abused Drugs and Why They Are Addictive

October 1st, 2017|

Four of the most commonly abused drugs are prescription opiates, heroin, cocaine, and meth.  Here’s what you should know about these substances right off the bat: Millions of people around the world are hooked on one of these drugs right this minute, suffering from the disease of addiction. It’s a global phenomenon. Of all treatment admissions for those seeking help for a problem with addiction, one of these four is usually the culprit. Sadly, every year, tens of thousands of people die from an addiction to one of these substances. If you’re using prescription