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29 08, 2018

The 12 Steps of AA Explained

August 29th, 2018|3 Comments

The 12 Steps of AA has changed so much for alcoholics all over the world. It has allowed them to fully embrace the concept of recovering from alcoholism. What’s more, it has given them a supportive group of peers all working toward the same goal. “The feeling of having shared in a common peril

20 08, 2018

Cocaine and Your Brain: What are the Risks and Side Effects?

August 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Cocaine use has a detrimental effect on your brain. It is associated with many of the same risks and side effects as other addictive drugs. Some people believe that cocaine can be used casually and without any long-term adverse effects. Let us take a moment to dispel that myth: cocaine is dangerous, and the immediate

15 08, 2018

Why are Opioid Overdose-Related Deaths Still Rising in 2018?

August 15th, 2018|0 Comments

“The epidemic of deaths involving opioids continues to worsen. Prescription opioid misuse and use of heroin and illicitly-manufactured fentanyl are intertwined and deeply troubling problems.” ~Dr. Thomas Frieden, former Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Opioid overdoses kill 131 Americans a day. Let that number sink in for a moment. Every

14 08, 2018

15 Drugs You Should Never Mix With Alcohol

August 14th, 2018|0 Comments

15 Drugs You Should Never Mix With Alcohol Many people think nothing of going out for a drink after work or grabbing a beer out of the fridge even if they’re taking medication. However, drugs often don’t mix well with alcohol, and you should be careful of drinking while taking any

10 08, 2018

3 Gateway Drugs That Anyone Should Be Wary Of

August 10th, 2018|0 Comments

The concept of a gateway drug is not new. Most people have heard of the idea, but may not know which substances qualify as gateway drugs. It is important for everyone to be wary of gateway drugs. Part of this means understanding the risk factors of addiction and the slow progression toward physical dependence. This

5 08, 2018

The Link Between Anger and Alcoholism

August 5th, 2018|10 Comments

“You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.” ~Buddha Feeling anger is part of being human. It’s an integral (and sometimes necessary) human emotion. From toddlers to old men, everyone experiences anger from time to time. But taken too far, anger can make existing addictions worse - and

1 08, 2018

Living with Adult ADHD – The Struggle is Real

August 1st, 2018|0 Comments

When many people think of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), they think of hyperactive or easily distracted children. While it is true that ADHD is commonly diagnosed in early childhood; thousands of American adults are diagnosed with ADHD every year. This post will look at some of the facts and figures for the drug.

22 07, 2018

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

July 22nd, 2018|5 Comments

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

12 07, 2018

An In-Depth Guide About Heroin Withdrawals and Detox

July 12th, 2018|0 Comments

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

5 07, 2018

The Benefits of Group Therapy During Addiction Recovery

July 5th, 2018|1 Comment

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

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