Tag: <span>addiction</span>

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...

Is There a Suicidal Drug? 7 Dangerous and Lethal Drugs That Can Make You Suicidal
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Is There a Suicidal Drug? 7 Dangerous and Lethal Drugs That Can Make You Suicidal

Drug-related deaths in America have doubled in the last decade. This is thought to be linked to the opioid epidemic currently facing North America and the accessibility of illicit drugs on the streets. Prescription drugs are just as dangerous as illicit drugs, and perhaps even scarier since they are legally prescribed by doctors every day. Prescription drugs...

How to Tell If Your Child Is Using Drugs: 7 Warning Signs
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How to Tell If Your Child Is Using Drugs: 7 Warning Signs

Teenagers are known for sometimes being surly, distant, and secretive. As a parent, do you know how to tell when your teen is just acting like… well, a teen, and when their behavior is a sign of a bigger problem? Do you know how to tell if your child is using drugs?  After all, 50 percent of...

The Family Disease: 10 Tips for Family Members of Alcoholics to Get the Support They Need
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The Family Disease: 10 Tips for Family Members of Alcoholics to Get the Support They Need

Approximately one in five American adults has spent some time living with an alcoholic family member. Whether you’re a young child, a teen, or an adult, living with an alcoholic can have a serious impact on your own health and well-being.  Are you currently living with or close to an alcoholic? While it’s important to make sure...

Strange Addictions: Did You Know These Could Be Addictive?
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Strange Addictions: Did You Know These Could Be Addictive?

Over 20 million Americans are addicted to drugs and alcohol. We’re all familiar with the challenges of those particular addictions.  And yet, there are dozens of other types of addiction which largely go unnoticed. You may say that you’re a “chocoholic” as a joke, but these are strange but serious addictions.  Read on as we reveal...

Is Ecstasy Addictive? 9 Signs of Ecstasy Abuse
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Is Ecstasy Addictive? 9 Signs of Ecstasy Abuse

Is ecstasy addictive? The research isn’t entirely clear. We do know that ecstasy (MDMA) targets the neurotransmitter systems that other drugs, like cocaine or heroin, also stimulate. Studies show that animals exposed to MDMA will then retake it of their own volition, which is an essential indicator of addiction. Data also shows that humans who use...

Types of Addiction: More than just Physical
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Types of Addiction: More than just Physical

When you think of addiction, the first thing that comes to mind is physical addiction, or the destructive habit of using drugs and other illicit substances. However, addiction goes far beyond the physical aspect of the term. In fact, addiction is just as individual as the person and can be associated with almost anything on...

7 Tips for Choosing an LA Inpatient Drug Rehab Center
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7 Tips for Choosing an LA Inpatient Drug Rehab Center

Are you or a loved one suffering with the effects of drug addiction? It’s not easy. Trying to get clean and sober alone is nearly impossible. Fortunately, you don’t have to go it alone. An inpatient drug rehab is your best option for arresting the disease of addiction and finally moving forward in your life....

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