Monthly Archives: July 2018

David Cassidy: Drinking, Not Dementia, Killed 1970’s Idol

July 22nd, 2018|

DISCLAIMER: David Cassidy lived a life largely in the public eye, and his struggles with alcoholism—the disease that ultimately killed him—are well-documented. This an attempt to provide context to that battle and hopefully, help someone who might currently be facing comparable problems. For a generation of people “of a certain age” David Cassidy will always be the youthful singer who represented another era on the television program, The Partridge Family. That show catapulted him to “teen idol” status and launched a performing career that lasted almost 50 years. But privately – and at times,

Cold Medicine and Cough Syrup Addiction and Abuse Resource Guide

July 15th, 2018|

Cold medicines sold over the counter (OTC) are largely considered to be safe. Those who are sick can take these medications without causing harm to their body. When taken like the instructions suggest, the dosage is safe.  When used correctly, OTC cold medicines are effective in the management of cold or flu symptoms. Prescription cough syrups function in a similar manner to OTC cough syrups. The only difference is that they contain stronger active ingredients. Some of these ingredients may have a higher potential for abuse. It’s possible to develop a psychological and physical

An In-Depth Guide About Heroin Withdrawals and Detox

July 12th, 2018|

Heroin withdrawal can be a scary process. Maybe you’ve heard stories from opiate addicts that have gone through it. People who detox from opioids often experience intense nausea, stomach cramping, severe anxiety and insomnia among other symptoms. It’s no wonder, then, that the prospect of withdrawing can be quite intimidating. The mere thought of going through withdrawals is enough to deter some heroin addicts from quitting. An In-Depth Guide About Heroin Withdrawals and Detox However, once someone is able to overcome the symptoms of heroin withdrawal, they’ll have jumped over one of the biggest

Understanding Why Heroin is So Addictive and How to Help an Addict

July 9th, 2018|

You may have read stories about heroin addiction, and you wonder why is heroin so addictive? A common belief about this drug is that it is in a class of drugs all by itself.  Heroin has the status of superpower. Dangerous and powerful, heroin is considered to be one of the most addictive of all drugs.  Even the name comes from a German word meaning “heroic, strong.” To give so much credit to a powdery substance might seem to be a bit over the top.  But in reality, heroin is so addictive that many people

The Benefits of Group Therapy During Addiction Recovery

July 5th, 2018|

When a person is seeking treatment for a substance abuse disorder such as alcoholism or addiction to illicit or prescription drugs, there are a number of treatment options that, when used in combination, can prove particularly effective. One of the “tried and true” tools that a professional addiction counselor uses to help people struggling with addictive disorders is group therapy. The Benefits of Group Therapy During Addiction Recovery An addiction recovery group can be a valuable tool to help a person maintain sobriety in the early days of treatment and for the long term.