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The Signs of Cocaine Use
Cocaine is a potent stimulant derived from the leaves of the coca plant that grows in South America. Often sold as a fine, white powder,…
Understanding Withdrawal Medications
Withdrawal medications are typically used during medication-assisted treatment for substance abuse and addiction treatment for drugs or alcohol. It’s important to understand exactly what withdrawal…
Habit Forming Drugs and Addiction Signs
At the start of a new year many people look for tricks to create new habits. Often, this means making exercising a habit, eating healthier…
The Rise of Synthetic Opioids
In recent years, synthetic opioids have become more prevalent illegally and on the streets and are having powerful consequences. According to the Centers for Disease…
How Can I Help a Friend with Addiction?
If you have a friend who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, you are probably wondering how you can help. It’s difficult to see someone…
What Happens During Heroin Withdrawal
Heroin addiction is a serious problem in the U.S. and throughout the rest of the world. In fact, approximately 9.2 million people worldwide use heroin. Read more...
Mood Disorders and Addiction
Mood disorders and addiction are often connected. It’s not always clear what comes first, but many times, people with a mood disorder may self-medicate, leading…
How Long Does It Take to Detox?
Any substance someone may be addicted may require detoxification, which involves removing addictive substances from the body. You may be asking yourself, “How long does…
What is Polysubstance Abuse?
A-bomb, blipping, candy flipping, 3M, chronic, kitty boosting, speedball, robo flipping, chasing the dragon, handlebars, screwball—these are all slang terms for popular drug cocktails: combinations…
The Most Abused Prescription Drugs
When medications are used as prescribed by a doctor, they can be very beneficial. However, more and more, prescription drugs are being abused across the…
5 Ways To Stop Meth Cravings
5 Ways to Stop Meth Cravings If you are in addiction recovery, it’s normal to experience cravings. You can go days, weeks, or months without…
How Do You Know You Are an Alcoholic?
What do you think when you hear the word alcoholic? Maybe the stereotype of someone who is drunk 24/7 and can’t hold a steady job…
Managing Stress and Addiction During a Pandemic
We are living through unprecedented times with the COVID-19 pandemic. Now the holidays are approaching, which can already be a difficult time for those recovering…
Steps to Stay Sober During the Holidays
The holidays are, usually, a time to rejoice. Many holidays, especially Thanksgiving, feature food, festivities, and drinking. But just because that’s the way things have…
Bobby Ryan’s Triumphant Return
Bobby Ryan is an NHL hockey player for the Detroit Red Wings. He was born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and had a troubling childhood.…
How Long Does It Take for Alcohol to Leave Your System?
How long it takes for alcohol to leave your system after you stop drinking depends on many variables, which we will examine here. For an…
How Does EMDR Help Anxiety?
Anxiety can be distressing at best and debilitating at worst. Finding relief from anxiety can be a difficult process as identifying the deep-rooted source of…
The Most Typical Stages of Alcohol Withdrawal Explained
Luckily, alcoholism is a highly treatable disease. Every year, thousands of people beat their addiction and move forward with happy, healthy lives. Read more...
Is Substance Abuse Linked With Sex Addiction?
Substance abuse and risky sexual behavior are often looked at as two sides of the same coin. People may combine alcohol or drug use with…
Can Depression Fuel Alcohol Addiction?
Why do we drink? Winding down after a long day of work, in social settings with friends and family, and during times of celebration. But…