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Category: Addiction

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01 February

When people suffer from drug or alcohol addiction, they feel as though they are completely trapped into that substance and that there is absolutely nothing that they can do about how intensively and terribly they are addicted. When people suffer and struggle with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, they really do feel as though […]

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31 January

When it comes to treating an addiction problem, counseling in addiction recovery is one of the most common and widely used processes for addressing even the most brutal of substance abuse habits. Addiction counseling can appear in many different forms, and there are perhaps dozens if not hundreds of different types of counseling methods nationwide. Counseling can be performed […]

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30 January

We hear people talk about crack and then we hear them talk about cocaine, but are they the same things? These drugs do share similarities but they are not the same. Crack and cocaine are both stimulants and crack and cocaine are both very dangerous substances, but they are different. Hopefully, this information will help you understand the difference […]

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29 January

Do you think that all homeless people are either alcoholics or drug addicts? If so, you are not alone. Most homeless individuals are labeled as such. Homelessness and substance abuse are connected, and the truth of the matter is that substance abuse is both a cause and a result of homelessness. This doesn’t mean that all homeless […]

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29 January

You’ve decided to seek addiction treatment for yourself or a loved one. But, how do you know which program will provide the best outcome? It is a challenge that can be overwhelming with so many choices available today. An evidence-based addiction treatment program is the best option, according to addiction specialists. What Does Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment Mean? In your […]

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28 January

Recovering from alcohol involves much more than just eliminating alcohol from your daily or weekly routine. The reason many people fail to succeed at alcohol detox is that they weren’t mentally or physically prepared for the challenges.  Living an alcohol-free life takes determination and a strong support structure.  Recovery is also dependent on having a realistic viewpoint […]

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28 January

Most of us look forward to the holidays and are excited about getting together with friends and loved ones.  But, for those individuals who are struggling with addiction, the season can be a stressful and challenging time. As the holidays draw near, a person who is dependent on drugs or alcohol may find themselves indulging in […]

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27 January

Learning to live without drugs is not an easy process.  It’s like trying to become a different person. You’ve gotten used to relying on that buzz to get you through the day or night.  The thought of being just a sober, bored person does not appeal to you at all. Regular life and regular people […]

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27 January

Being a parent in today’s world presents challenges that were unheard of in generations past.  One of the reasons parents must be extra-vigilant today is the possibility of their teen abusing drugs or alcohol. Also, parents are conflicted about how to avoid crossing the thin line between being watchful without seeming intrusive or overprotective.  With […]

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26 January

Prolonged and excessive drug use can change the brain’s chemistry and communication pathways. Studying changes in the brain via medical technology such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) helps researchers understand the science of addiction and its effects on the brain. That is what scientists at the University of Pennsylvania are currently doing. Researchers suggest that brain imaging studies for […]

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