Category: <span>Wellness and Nutrition</span>

Loving An Alcoholic
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Loving An Alcoholic

Loving an alcoholic parent, spouse, relative, or friend isn’t always easy. While all relationships take work, loving someone with addiction comes with a unique set of additional challenges. And these challenges include things that are mental, physical, spiritual, social, and financial. From the mental health risks on both sides to the physical health scares addicts...

Is Flexeril Addictive?
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Is Flexeril Addictive?

What is Flexeril? Flexeril, the brand name for cyclobenzaprine, is a common prescription muscle relaxer. It acts on the central nervous system and prevents pain signals and sensations from traveling between the brain and damaged muscles. One of the biggest problems with prescription medications like this one is that many people falsely believe that they...

Drinking Mouthwash – Alcohol Misuse
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Drinking Mouthwash – Alcohol Misuse

When we think about mouthwash, we usually consider it something people use to clean their teeth and gums. Few of us suspect that it could be a temptation to consume alcohol. Mintel mentions that the mouthwash industry has seen a 15% growth in the period 2012-2017. While most of this growth may be due to...

Dangers of Snorting Adderall
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Dangers of Snorting Adderall

Adderall Drug Classification Adderall is one of the most common prescription central nervous system stimulants. Doctors prescribe Adderall and other stimulants to patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy.  People with these conditions, and a limited number of others, have benefited greatly from the prescription use of Adderall. But despite these proven medical uses,...

Cocaine and Bad Breath
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Cocaine and Bad Breath

Does Cocaine Use Cause Bad Breath? I used to go out and do cocaine on the weekends. I used it casually. My main drug was alcohol which I used with cocaine as well. It seemed like the perfect match. It wasn’t until my recovery at The Discovery House that I realized how dangerous the match...

Does Drug Use Speed Up Ageing?
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Does Drug Use Speed Up Ageing?

Drug Abuse and The Effect On The Body We live in a society that puts a high value on beauty. Trying to look younger is a priority for many individuals who are self-conscious about their aging. There are a lot of anti-aging products and services out there, and there are just as many things that...

What Is Meth Mouth?
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What Is Meth Mouth?

One of the obvious side effects of methamphetamine use is meth mouth. Meth mouth is defined simply as the tooth decay and gum disease as a result of repeated meth use. The damage to the teeth is the result of not only the acidity of the drug, but also involuntary teeth grinding and overall poor...

Effects Of Addiction On The Skin
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Effects Of Addiction On The Skin

Why Do Drugs Cause Skin Problems? Drug addiction damages the entire body. Drugs don’t just destroy your brain capacity and harm your organs, they do a number on your skin as well. We don’t often think of our skin as an organ, but it’s just as vital an organ as any. Drug abuse damages our...

Drug Addiction and Hair Loss
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Drug Addiction and Hair Loss

Does Drug Abuse Cause Hair Loss? It’s no secret that drug abuse does a lot of damage to your body. It affects our brains, our teeth, our skin, and particularly our hair. There are a number of things you need to know about drug-related hair loss. First and foremost, it is much more common than...

Sober Summer Tips: Staying Dry When It’s Hot Out!
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Sober Summer Tips: Staying Dry When It’s Hot Out!

The temperature is mercilessly rising and the sun is shining bright this summer. There’s nothing like a refreshing nonalcoholic beverage to stay cool and beat the heat. When you’re in recovery, though, summer holiday parties where participating in the celebration all but mandates having a hard drink in one’s hand can make staying sober seem...

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