Addiction Information

Stan Lee Changed the Conversation about Addiction

2018-12-08T16:23:35+00:00November 25th, 2018|

“My life as Spider-Man is probably as dangerous as any, but I’d rather face a hundred super-villains than toss it away by getting hooked on hard drugs! ‘Cause that’s one fight you can’t win!” ~ Peter Parker, the Amazing Spider-Man #96 (May 1971) When comic book icon Stan Lee died on November 12th at [...]

I’m in a Relationship with a Addict: What Do I Do?

2018-10-05T05:22:35+00:00October 3rd, 2018|

Being in a relationship with an addict is hard. Some might even say it’s one of the biggest challenges a person can go through in their romantic life. As Dr. David Sack points out in Psychology Today, one person’s addiction can threaten their partner’s physical, emotional, and financial health as well as their professional [...]

13 Reasons Why I Decided to Quit Drugs and Alcohol

2018-11-14T15:56:48+00:00October 1st, 2018|

Since quitting drugs and alcohol, I’ve never felt better. Here are some reasons why I knew I had to get sober. Before I quit drugs and alcohol, my life was a mess. I nearly lost everything. Relatively speaking, I wasn’t even that bad off, either. I never had the stomach for opioids, so I [...]

10 Clear Signs You Are an Enabler and 5 Ways to Stop

2018-11-17T17:16:39+00:00September 5th, 2018|

10 Clear Signs You Are an Enabler and 5 Ways to Stop Addiction and Enabling Go Hand-in-Hand Substance abuse doesn’t just affect the addicted person. When someone has a drug or alcohol problem, it profoundly impacts the lives of those around them. Addiction has a special way of weaving chaos and dysfunction into the lives [...]

The Speed Drug: Risks, Signs of Abuse and Withdrawals

2018-11-16T18:05:52+00:00August 14th, 2018|

Speed is any classification of an amphetamine drug. Whatever the type of speed drug, there is the risk of abusing it. is a drug that carries many risks when it is abused. There is no distinction between an amphetamine that’s legal or illicit if it’s abused. It can lead to addiction, and has for [...]

Recreational Drug Use Vs Addiction:  What’s the Difference?

2018-11-14T16:50:25+00:00August 5th, 2018|

What are recreational drugs exactly? They are classified as a chemical substance that people will take for enjoyment as opposed to using for medicinal purposes. Amphetamines, marijuana, alcohol, and cocaine are just some examples of recreational drugs that are used. They start out as a pleasurable past time or a means to making someone feel [...]

Is Environment The Sole Cause of Addiction?

2018-11-14T16:56:56+00:00August 1st, 2018|

What Causes Addiction? “What if everything you think you know about addiction is wrong?” This is a question posed by New York Times best-selling author Johann Hari in his 2015 book Chasing the Scream. The book has become an international phenomenon in recent times. It continues to generate publicity. (If you haven’t heard of [...]

Top 10 Most-Commonly Abused Prescription Medications

2018-12-05T17:04:35+00:00July 15th, 2018|

There are prescription drugs that are commonly abused in the U.S. every day. Street drugs will often come with a stigma but prescription medications can also cause addiction. There is a variety of reasons for the increase of prescription addiction. Here is one example: “Nearly two decades ago, health care professionals were urged to [...]

Our List of the Top 10 Hardest Addictions to Kick

2018-11-14T17:16:30+00:00July 5th, 2018|

Substance effects on the brain If you take a look around the Internet for a common addictions list, it is clear that some types of addictions are more common than others. The top 10 addictions in the world include everything from cannabis to benzodiazepines to amphetamines. Other versions in America include so-called process addictions like [...]

Will There Ever Be a Drug that Ends Addiction?

2018-08-04T01:35:22+00:00June 25th, 2018|

It’s been clear for a while that “just say no” isn’t going to help us defeat the drug crisis in America. Instead, some scientists believe, we should be working to develop a drug that can actually end addiction once and for all. America’s worsening opioid problem shouldn’t be news to anyone. In 2017 alone, [...]

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