Addiction Information

Kratom Addiction Treatment

2019-03-19T18:57:24+00:00March 18th, 2019|

What is Kratom? Kratom is related to coffee, but the FDA states it has opioid compounds. Since kratom triggers similar parts of the brain as opioids, it can be used for some people to help detox from opiates. However, withdrawal from kratom is similar to opiates, and therefore users may continue to take kratom [...]

Pop Superstar Bieber Opens up about Personal Xanax Addiction

2019-02-28T22:32:08+00:00February 28th, 2019|

DISCLAIMER: Justin Bieber recently publicly admitted that he has struggled with an addiction to the prescription tranquilizer Xanax.  He has also talked about receiving treatment for depression.  Here, we want to take a look at the complicated relationship between substance abuse and mental illness, as it has manifested in Justin Bieber’s life. “Drugs put [...]

Social Drinking VS Problem Drinking: When is It TOO MUCH?

2019-02-12T21:39:35+00:00January 28th, 2019|

“A lot of alcoholics talk about how they look back and can see that they never knew, never really could predict, when they’d get too drunk, when they’d cross the line from what felt like normal heavy drinking into raging, out-of-control drinking.” ~ Caroline Knapp, Drinking: A Love Story Are you a “social drinker”? Are [...]

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?

2019-02-13T17:22:19+00:00August 5th, 2018|

What are recreational drugs exactly? Recreational Drug Use Vs Addiction: What’s the Difference? 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 [...]

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 [...]

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