Confessions of a Doctor-Shopping Norco Addict

2018-05-11T15:26:13+00:00 May 20th, 2018|

As the opiate epidemic gets worse in America, we’ve seen a rise in “doctor shopping”. The term describes the phenomenon in which addicts visit multiple doctors in order to obtain prescriptions from several different doctors. Although the practice is a federal crime, many addicts find a way to get the job done so that [...]

How to Give Yourself (and Others) the Gift of Forgiveness

2018-05-11T15:13:53+00:00 May 15th, 2018|

Learning how to forgive yourself is one of the most important steps in your recovery. Let’s face it: if you’ve struggled with alcoholism or drug addiction, chances are that you might be pretty angry at yourself. You might have shown up to your child’s graduation high on cocaine, gotten too drunk at the family [...]

Just How Addictive is Gabapentin?

2018-05-11T15:04:31+00:00 May 10th, 2018|

Gabapentin, sold under the brand names Neurotin, Gralise, and Horizant, is a drug most commonly prescribed for the treatment of nerve damage. While the drug is a useful medication for patients who suffer from epilepsy, restless leg syndrome, and pain caused by nerve damage, it is also proving itself to have a high risk [...]

10 Powerful Affirmations for People in Recovery

2018-05-04T23:29:13+00:00 May 5th, 2018|

Positive affirmations can be a helpful tool for recovering addicts to use as they work through recovery. After all, overcoming a drug addiction isn’t easy. Between fighting off cravings, repairing any damage your addiction may have caused and trying to get your life back on-track, the early stages of sobriety can be an overwhelming [...]

5 Consequences of Abusing Adderall

2018-04-17T03:52:44+00:00 April 20th, 2018|

Many Americans are abusing Adderall without fully understanding the consequences involved. Unfortunately, Adderall abuse is not a stranger to America. This medication is quite commonly prescribed by doctors, and is known by many names, like uppers, speed and pep pills. It’s often prescribed in the form of a tablet. It’s also a key component [...]

An Herbal Supplement with Opioid-Like Effects: All You Need to Know About Kratom Use and Addiction

2018-04-17T03:37:55+00:00 April 15th, 2018|

A new herbal drug called kratom, or Mitragyna speciosa, is making its debut in America. Kratom is a tree found all across Asia. The medicinal parts of this tree involve the leaves. The leaves contain over 40 different psychoactive compounds that have similar properties to opioids. In Asia, kratom has been used for medicinal [...]

Brain Damage from Heavy Alcohol Abuse: An In-Depth Look at Wet Brain

2018-04-12T03:49:08+00:00 April 10th, 2018|

Wet brain, also known as Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, is a type of brain damage that is caused by alcohol abuse and addiction. Excessive alcohol abuse, even among functional alcoholics, leads to thiamine deficiency, which damages the brain. Over time, this leads to the development of wet brain syndrome symptoms. Although wet brain is not only [...]

New Research Shows that Marijuana Use Can Equal a Loss of Connection in Your Personal Life

2018-04-12T03:39:44+00:00 April 5th, 2018|

Recent research has linked marijuana abuse with certain mental disorders and issues. There's a strong correlation between pot use and psychosis and negative emotionality. This correlation is strongest among those who started cannabis use at an early age. Young adults are most vulnerable. Unfortunately, many young adults can easily get their hands on marijuana, [...]

What is “Poor Man’s Cocaine?—Bupropion Abuse and Addiction Potential

2018-03-14T02:54:04+00:00 March 24th, 2018|

Bupropion HCL (hydrochloride), commonly known as Wellbutrin (one of its commercial names), is prescribed by doctors to patients with depression, anxiety, and seasonal affective disorder, among other conditions. While the drug is known to help people overcome mental obstacles, it also comes with a potential for addiction and can be abused when not used [...]

Subutex for Opioid (Narcotic) Dependence Treatment: An In-Depth Review

2018-03-14T02:46:47+00:00 March 20th, 2018|

Subutex, much like Suboxone, can be a helpful aid in easing opiate withdrawal symptoms. One of the biggest challenges in fighting addiction, after all, is making it through the detox period without a relapse. The drug is particularly useful for opioid addicts. Heroin and similar drugs are known to produce extremely painful withdrawal symptoms. [...]

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