Halloween for adults is usually about having a few drinks, smoking, and other habits, but this type of occasion can be dangerous for those going through addiction recovery and want to prevent relapse. It may seem difficult to find the perfect Halloween gift for a loved one who is going through ... Views: 29
Wonder whether you’re in love or in lust? Whether your obsession about someone is a sign of love or addiction? Whether you’re staying in a troubled relationship because you’re addicted or in love? It’s complicated, and lust and love and addiction don’t always exclude one another. Endless ... Views: 38
Addiction is an unfortunate disease that can affect many loved ones, and can be a root of depression and anxiety. Not treating the ailments from addiction can lead to harsher consequences in life and can even cause death. This is why finding treatment and a cure to curb and completely eliminate ... Views: 35
Just because a drug is legal does not mean that you cannot abuse it or develop a dependency to it. Take a look at the millions of people dependent on prescription drugs and alcohol – which both are legal - and you, will understand. The legalization of marijuana does not change the fact that ... Views: 27
Heroin abuse and dependency affects more than 9 million people. There is no disputing that the consequences of heroin use can be devastating. Trying to quit can be difficult, but it is not impossible. Although you may wonder is it safe to detox from heroin use at home; it is important to know ... Views: 30
More than 90 percent of persons in recovery will relapse at least once in their lifetime and at least 72 percent will have multiple relapses. Substance abuse counselors report that the relapse did not begin with the return to substance use, but with circumstances that led up to returning to ... Views: 41
Most people think an alcoholic is someone who cannot keep a job, has financial and legal problems, is dysfunctional in relationships and may even be homeless. Stereotypes really do affect how we perceive people. However, for the high-functioning alcohol none of those ideas ... Views: 33
"We are our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves.” – Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker
I’ve walked away from many relationships, both platonic and romantic, over the past two years. Those people may never understand my decisions, but I ... Views: 81
SMART* Recovery and 12-Step Programs
In the world of addiction treatment there are several choices one has in the way of utilizing and attending a community based support group. Should one look more closely at what is offered to those with an eating disorder the choices are somewhat more ... Views: 57
I have seen them.
Men, who sit in my office and tell me they are addicts to internet pornography.
They describe symptoms that have long been regarded as markers of addiction.
Dependence — They start feeling poorly, maybe even depressed, if they don’t get their regular quota of ... Views: 59
I have had a lot of trouble with the idea of criminalization of drug addiction for a very long time.
I am only one of a lot of folks who say “addiction is a real disease.” People feel every bit as sick as people with other diseases, sometimes more.
The patients are certainly able to die ... Views: 99
Keywords: A warm, refreshing orange aroma that fairly sparkles with brightness. Petitgrain is a top note often used in perfumery. Almost all cologne waters contain some petitgrain oil.
Steam distilled from the leaves of the bitter orange tree Petitgrain oil has a lovely fresh and revitalizing ... Views: 233
Neil Findlay says he is just, “An ordinary person out there doing some stuff.” But he is so much more than that. Both Neil and his wife have dedicated some of their working years and now their “retirement” to helping children around the world. They are both an inspiration for what we can all ... Views: 191
A frequently overlooked phenomenon within the recovering community, aka 12-step oriented fellowships, is a true understanding of the difference between compliance and acceptance with respect to one’s addiction[s]. As most professionals and addicts themselves have come to understand, addiction is ... Views: 330
Recently there has been much publicity about the dangers of texting, talking on the phone, posting, and taking selfies when you are driving. On April 24, 2014 a young woman in North Carolina posted on twitter how happy she was while listening to the Happy Song on the radio. A minute later there ... Views: 208
The billboard in Indiana announced, “Every 25 minutes someone dies from prescription drug overdose.” As shocking as that may sound… according to the Partnership for a Drug Free World, prescription drug abuse claims a life every 19 minutes. What’s more, the CDC states that 100 people die every ... Views: 216
“Being honest may not get you a lot of friends and it will get you the right ones.”
We all have been there! Maybe you had a friend or you know someone now who is in a big DRAMA! The situation keeps getting worse and you can’t believe the stories… affairs, lying, addictions, bills not paid, ... Views: 239
It is impossible to miss the fact that Opiate addiction is a crisis of epic proportion in our society today! Statistics show that millions struggle with abuse and addiction and according to the National Institute for Drug Abuse, more than 15,000 die each year from opiate overdose.
Realizing ... Views: 236
It is known as Diesel, Red Rock, Smack, Horse, Black Tar, White Junk, Salt and Brown Sugar, but by any other name, it is still heroin. According to the National Institute for Drug Abuse, nearly 3.8 million people in the U.S. struggle with heroin addiction.
Life and Health of an Addict
Life ... Views: 201
There is a dangerous drug phenomenon sweeping across the globe related to synthetic drug addiction. Synthetic marijuana, Molly and the drug known as Gravel (the main ingredients of which are Klonopin and bath salts) are among the leaders.
How dangerous are these Drugs?
With two states ... Views: 231
Making the decision to quit drugs and alcohol and get sober was not easy, but the chances of a successful recovery will be increased when you start living a healthy lifestyle which includes not only eating healthy but exercising regularly as well.
Something for Everyone!
Exercise is ... Views: 229
A common misconception by people is that if a drug is available by prescription from a doctor and is legal, then it must not be harmful. However, when prescription drugs are abused – meaning when they are taken in excessive amounts and when there is no longer a medical reason to take them – they ... Views: 227
Good for you! After years of substance abuse and dependency you have decided that the time to get sober is long overdue and you are ready to get help. With support and encouragement from your loved ones – you can do it – and to help you get started, here are a few tips on how to have a ... Views: 215
The National Institute of Drug Abuse reports that 15 percent, that is one in six individuals in the U.S. has used cocaine. Research further shows that more people seek recovery assistance for cocaine use than any other drug.
Cocaine users between the ages of 18 and 25 also reported using other ... Views: 215
Do you have an addiction you simply can’t seem to get rid of? Try these techniques to help you boost success:
Improve your mental and physical health
It takes mental stamina and physical health to prevent relapsing. Trying to fight off an addiction is very draining mentally and physically. ... Views: 284
Heroin addiction affects the lives of more than 9.2 million people across the globe, an estimated half million live in the United States. CDC resources show that there are 150,000 new users each year and nearly 20 percent of people in treatment report the drug as the reason. Sadly approximately ... Views: 190
Breaking the bonds of addiction is not an easy task. For many individuals struggling with drug and alcohol abuse, completing a medical detox and rehab treatment program is not enough to help them abstain and continue their sobriety. Recovery support groups can provide the encouragement needed to ... Views: 215
Prescription sleep agents, such as Ambien, have been known to cause some pretty peculiar behavior without the individual remembering any of the events once they are fully awake. Sleepwalking, driving in the middle of the night and even raiding the refrigerator are just a few of the behaviors ... Views: 227
For the millions of individuals struggling with alcohol and drug addiction, making the decision to go to detox is both difficult and scary. Whether it is your first time entering detox or a second chance at getting clean and sober, understanding the process can help to ease your mind throughout ... Views: 240
Did you know that alcohol advertising during televised sporting events occur at a rate of two ads per minute? Billions of dollars, in the U.S. are dumped each year into alcohol ads, much like in the U.K. where £800 million is spent on them as opposed to the mere £200 million spent on traditional ... Views: 205
Believe it or not, there are simple methods that have been shown to rewire the brain out of destructive habit loops or addictions. But many do not know these methods exist.
The current model of addiction treatment uses repeated episodes of detox in expensive facilities for brief ... Views: 384
Co-dependency in relationships with substance abuse are not healthy relationships, rather they are relationships that are filled with emotional stress and drama stemming from alcohol and/or drug abuse. In almost every case, co-dependent relationships involve a manipulator and an enabler.
Both ... Views: 206
The best time to introduce strategies for drug and alcohol prevention is during the teenage and high school years. During adolescence, most teens begin to look for acceptance and peer pressure plays an important role in their life as they explore ways for validation and to help them through the ... Views: 217
Active duty military service can be extremely stressful. Families may be separated for long periods of time; members are sent into active war zones at times and are deployed for many months at a time which may increase anxiety. With that in mind is it not unusual for them to turn to alcohol and ... Views: 201
Overcoming an alcohol addiction can be painful. It may seem that no one understands and that you are alone in your struggle. However, when you are ready to make a commitment to stop drinking and to get sober and healthy; there is support available to help you recover from your alcohol ... Views: 208
Unfortunately, alcohol and drug abuse does not discriminate. Whether you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, heterosexual, a religious individual or otherwise, substance abuse and addiction affects everyone.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse in the LGBT Community
The Substance Abuse and Mental ... Views: 203
There is no disputing that Heroin addiction is on the rise. Open a newspaper or turn on the television and you will likely learn of another life that has been impacted by this dangerous drug. In fact, statistics reveal that there are more than a half million lives damaged by Heroin each year ... Views: 193
Addiction: the quality or state of being addicted; a compulsive need for use of a habit-forming substance or activity known to be harmful to the individual.
Is it just me or has our so-called developed society become riddled with every addiction imaginable? With all the opportunities life has ... Views: 240
The fear of withdrawal keeps many individuals from getting the help they need to quit their alcohol or drug addiction. Perhaps they have heard someone talk about their painful and frightening withdrawal symptoms and now they are afraid that they will experience the same.
However, it is ... Views: 203
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), there are more than 4 million people who habitually abuse or are addicted to Methamphetamine in the U.S. and almost 12 million individuals that have tried the drug at least once.
However, SAMHSA also reported ... Views: 213
When Oxycodone was created in 1995, the manufacturers thought that they were taking steps to prevent addiction to their product by making the drug time released so that the individual could not get the full amount of the drug all at once.
Tragically, drug addicts found a way around the ... Views: 235
Sobriety is an interesting thing, especially as most people initially attempt to find recovery at a 12-step meeting. The focus of this article is to discuss a different way of staying sober that is outside the confines of AA or NA, or a traditional approach to recovery.
I used alcohol and ... Views: 500
First of all lets understand what is positive thinking. Positive thinking only means approaching life with a positive outlook. That being said it does not mean you have to ignore potentially harmful situation that can impact your life adversely. The individuals with positive thinking do not ... Views: 403
Painkiller addiction affects three-fourths of the population of the U.S. and one in ten high school students, according to statistics published by Drug Free World. It is also reported that recreational use of prescription painkillers is up twelve percent from last year and among the reason for ... Views: 244
Columbia University recently reported that women were more likely to develop dependency than men and also the reasons that women give for their use are different from the reasons that men use. The study further reported that women are more likely to feel guilt and shame associated with their ... Views: 229
The stimulant Adderall, is a drug that was intended to help people, mostly children and adolescents with ADHD and ADD, but has become a commonly abused street drug. Sadly, studies reveal that both Adderall and Ritalin abuse have become equally popular as a diet drug for stay at home moms. ... Views: 246
Entering a substance abuse treatment program is the best way to overcome your drug or alcohol addiction. There are a variety of programs available and understanding the differences is the key in finding the program that is best suited for you.
Do You Need Detox?
The first step is ... Views: 220
The holidays are a time for celebrating with family and friends at parties and gatherings; however it is also a time that can lead to a relapse for those in alcohol and drug abuse and addiction recovery. But, with a little planning you can avoid relapse during the holidays!
What is a ... Views: 256
Healing Emotional Abuse and Covert Family Violence
Definition of Abuse: Anything less than nurturing is abuse.
As the description of one of Alice Miller’s foundational books states, 'Far too many of us had to learn as children to hide our own feelings, needs, and ... Views: 166
While you are going through a drug rehab treatment program, you will be introduced to many different skills and strategies that can help you be successful in your new life without drugs. When you return home, you may discover that as you apply the skills and strategies to your life after rehab, ... Views: 263