Author: Chris Barnes (Chris Barnes)

To Thine Own Self Be True: Finding Self-Acceptance During Addiction Recovery
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To Thine Own Self Be True: Finding Self-Acceptance During Addiction Recovery

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health states that in 2017 alone 19.7 million individuals fought substance abuse. For those attempting to kick their addiction, self-acceptance can be a daily struggle.  Societies view on addicts is more judgmental than supportive, making it even harder for someone addicted to drugs to muster up the strength to love themselves...

Prescription Opioids: The New Epidemic
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Prescription Opioids: The New Epidemic

Prescription opioids are one of the most commonly used pain medications in America. In 2017, more than 1 in 2 Americans received a prescription for an opioid analgesic, and each prescription has filled an average of 3.4 times per patient. Usually used to treat chronic or acute pain that hasn’t responded well to other types...

5 Creatively Fun Sober Activities
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5 Creatively Fun Sober Activities

Anyone that goes through addiction and getting sober knows how hard it is to adjust to life without drugs or alcohol. When you’ve spent so long abusing substances, you’re used to devoting your time to finding and using them. It can be a strange and confusing feeling to have to fill that void, both literally...

Addiction Treatment: Which is Right For You?
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Addiction Treatment: Which is Right For You?

In the United States, an average of 130 people dies of an opioid overdose every day. Drug treatment options offered by clinics, hospitals, and rehab centers across the country can lower that number. But choosing the right treatment option for each individual is important. Everyone has their own needs and reacts differently to various treatments. Finding the...

Amphetamines: The Complete Guide to Amphetamine Abuse and Treatment
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Amphetamines: The Complete Guide to Amphetamine Abuse and Treatment

When you think of amphetamines, are you only thinking about the obvious perils of crystal meth? If so, think again. Nearly 1 in 5 Ivy League college students report using prescription amphetamines while studying. From prescription stimulants to methamphetamine, all of these substances have serious potential for misuse and addiction. Are you concerned that you or a...

Is Dabbing Addictive? Signs of Marijuana Dab Addiction and Abuse
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Is Dabbing Addictive? Signs of Marijuana Dab Addiction and Abuse

While legal marijuana, both medical and recreational, is slowly but surely getting legalized across the country, it has led to new innovations in preparing product, and has created new methods of ingesting the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, THC. One of these innovations has led to a change in the way some marijuana users get the THC...

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