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February 11, 2021

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, cocaine is typically snorted but can be injected, ingested, or…
February 4, 2021

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 medications are and how they work. Read more...
January 28, 2021

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 foods a habit, or make habits out of other beneficial…
January 21, 2021

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 Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2018, more than 31,000 deaths…
January 14, 2021

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 you care about go through the pain of addiction. You…
January 11, 2021

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...
January 7, 2021

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 to substance abuse and addiction. Similarly, an individual’s drug or…
January 2, 2021

Self-Preservation for the New Year


Self-Preservation for the New Year Charge!!! That’s the attitude most of us hold towards a new year full of the promise of change. Out with the old, bring on the new, and occasionally, good riddance to the…
December 22, 2020

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 it take to sober up?” and that answer really depends…
December 17, 2020

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 of substances taken to induce a particular sensation and high.…
December 10, 2020

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 United States. There are three classes of prescription drugs that…
December 5, 2020

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 a craving and then boom, it hits you. The street…
December 3, 2020

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 comes to mind. But that’s not the only type of…
November 24, 2020

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 from addiction or struggling with substance abuse. Combining the daily…
November 19, 2020

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 always been, doesn’t mean they can’t change. Achieving sobriety is…
November 17, 2020

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. While drunk, his father beat his mother and was charged…
November 16, 2020

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 alcoholic who is going through detox, this could be an…
November 12, 2020

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 anxiety can be a long journey and a practice…
November 10, 2020

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...
November 5, 2020

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 sex-focused activities like going to a strip club or hooking…