Category: Addiction

  • 5 Signs of Opioid Addiction and How to Overcome It

     Opioid dependency is a steadily growing epidemic among Americans. As a medication, opioids work by decreasing the number of pain signals your body sends to the brain. This is great for those who suffer from intense pain. When used long-term, it can lead to abuse and addiction. Among the millions of patients that are prescribed […]

  • Understanding the Triggers for Impulsive Behavior

    Have you ever bought something you did not plan for? Of course, everyone does. Impulsivity is influenced by several human factors and can impact your life in different ways. Most discussions about impulsive behavior or impulsivity (the mental disorder) focus on the adverse manifestations of its symptoms. Humans are mostly impulsive creatures, and the majority […]

  • Which Are the Most Widely Used Drugs in American Colleges?

    In 2017, there were nearly 15 million public school students and over 5 million private school students in America. With this figure on the rise, more people than ever are receiving a college education. This offers new students the opportunity to expand their educational and cultural horizons. But studying isn’t the only thing college kids explore. […]

  • Provide Support: Understanding the Different Stages of Alcohol Withdrawal

    Has your significant other been drinking alcohol almost every day for weeks, months, or even years at a time? If so, their body and mind have likely built up a dependency on alcohol. As a result, they’re going to move through several stages of alcohol withdrawal if they ever try to give alcohol up. The withdrawal […]

  • Is My Addiction Bad Enough?: When to Go to Rehab

    Drinking is a popular way for Americans to unwind. In 2015, 56 percent of American adults reported drinking alcohol sometime in the past month. The same study found that almost 27 percent of adults admitted to binge drinking. Binge drinking is defined as about four drinks for women and about five drinks for men, all […]

  • Healthy Tips for Dealing with Drug Withdrawal Symptoms and Recovery

    Drug and alcohol dependence can be super frustrating, especially when it gets to that point where you want to get over the addiction, but you cannot. Drugs work by changing the user’s brain chemical makeup, and after prolonged use; it turns your brain to be dependence on the drug. This is where you get to […]

  • Alcohol Addiction: A Growing Concern for the NHS

    Alcohol addiction is an enormous problem in Scotland and elsewhere in the UK and the NHS is under great strain trying to provide the support and care that those with alcohol problems desperately need. Alcohol-related admissions have risen by two-thirds in the last decade and it is thought that cuts to addiction support services is […]

  • Find A Good Drug Treatment Center With These Top Tips

    Is your life getting out of control because of excessive drug abuse or alcohol consumption? Ready to visit a rehab center to get off the addiction? Well, you’ve just made the best decision. With the help of these strategies, you’ll find it easier pinpointing a good drug and alcohol treatment center for your needs. Got […]

  • Rebuilding Your Life After Substance Abuse

    Addiction can be a devastating disease and it hurts millions of Americans every day. Conquering a substance abuse problem is immensely difficult, and the path is not so easy afterwards, either: An addict who achieves sobriety will have much work left to do in putting their lives back together and building the future that they […]

  • Features to Look for in a Rehab Center

    When you are suffering from substance abuse, you need to find help fast. However, the type and quality of care you receive from rehabilitation will largely impact how you recover — and whether you relapse. Thus, before you sign yourself up for any rehab facility within walking distance, you should learn what makes a high-quality […]