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How to Talk to Your Loved One Addicted to Drugs
It's difficult to know how to communicate effectively with someone in your life who is addicted. So how can you show your love and support…
Signs of Alcohol Overdose: Symptoms and What to Do
Alcohol, despite being widely available, is a potentially dangerous substance -- accounting for 1 in every 20 deaths worldwide. It is no wonder then that…
LGBTQI+ and Substance Abuse: The Numbers
​Because of homophobia, rejection from families, a history of trauma, and other such matters, LGBTQI+ people are more prone to use drugs and alcohol and…
The Dangers of Mixing Gabapentin and Alcohol
​Any new prescription drug comes with potential risks and potential side effects. Gabapentin, also a prescription medication for epilepsy and other neurological issues, is no…
What is Kratom?
Kratom is an herb that comes from the tropical tree, Mitragyna speciosa, native to Southeast Asian regions such as Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Papua New…
Celebrating Sobriety
Giving sobriety gifts is a common way to honor a friend or family member who has worked hard on their journey to recovery from addiction.…
Understanding Gabapentin
According to GoodRx, in May 2017, Gabapentin was the fifth-most prescribed drug in the nation. As of August 2020, Gabapentin made the same list at…
The Sackler Family Saga
From the rise of Purdue Pharma, to becoming the archetype villain of the opiate crisis, the Sackler Family has certainly evolved over the years. The…
Demi Lovato YouTube Series Highlights Star’s Fight With Addiction, Overdose
Only 10 years after her national television debut, Demi Lovato found herself minutes away from death. Read more...
What is a High Functioning Alcoholic?
When you think of someone with alcoholism, you may picture someone who is always falling-down-drunk or whose life is in shambles. While that can be…
Dissociative Disorder and Addiction
If you’ve ever felt absorbed by a really good movie or book and “lost yourself” in it—you have experienced dissociation. Dissociation is when a person…
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…
Drugs and The Dark Web: A Dangerous Combination
Drugs and The Dark Web There is a lot of information and many assumptions about the dark web. Most people have no idea what the…
Are You a High Functioning Alcoholic? Remember These 9 Signs
Did you know that almost 20% of alcoholics are considered high functioning? But what are the signs of a high functioning alcoholic? Read more...
What’s the Difference Between Crack and Coke?
Aside from the names, what is the difference between crack and cocaine? Read more...
The Connection Between Substance Abuse and Suicide
Chances are you, or someone you know, has been touched by the tragedy of suicide. With suicide rates increasing at a dramatic clip, gaining a…
Stress and Addiction: A Dangerous Combination
The month of May promises the beauty of springtime with the renewal of spirit, which makes May perfect for being designated Mental Health Awareness month.…
Important Mental and Physical Benefits of Getting Sober
Thinking it's time to quit your drinking habit? Read more...
How Long Is Cocaine in Your System? The Common Long-Term Effects of Cocaine Use
Cocaine is a powerful stimulant derived from the coca plant. Read more...
Cognitive Behaviorial Therapy for Addiction: Separating Fact from Fiction
If you're looking into potential treatment options for alcoholism or drug addiction, it's quite likely you'll come across facilities that offer cognitive behavioral therapy, or…