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Do You Have a Drug Addiction Problem?.


Do You Have a Drug Addiction Problem?

A good percentage of teenagers and adults have experimented with drug use at some point in their lives, whether it is prescription drugs or recreational drug use. The line to be drawn between casual use and substance abuse or addiction is sometimes hard to define. However one thing is true for all...

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Why Teens May be Willing to Try Prescription Drugs.


Why Teens May be Willing to Try Prescription Drugs

Because prescription drug abuse is such a significant problem among our youth, I can't imagine being the parent of a school aged child today. Kids are approached with substance use at a much younger age anymore and prescription pills are often the type of drug adolescents and teens may be willing...

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Buprenorphine Abuse Side Effects and Withdrawal Symptoms.


Buprenorphine Abuse Side Effects and Withdrawal Symptoms

More than a decade ago certain Buprenorphine products were approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in treating opiate addiction. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), buprenorphine is an opioid partial agonist, meaning even though...

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The Benefits of Relapse Prevention for Addiction Recovery.


The Benefits of Relapse Prevention for Addiction Recovery

One of the biggest challenges people face when they're in recovery from any drug addiction is remaining clean for an extended period of time. This is to be expected though because addiction is a chronic relapsing brain disorder and relapse is very common during recovery, especially in the early...

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The Difference Between Substance Abuse and Addiction.


The Difference Between Substance Abuse and Addiction

Many people confuse the difference between substance abuse and substance addiction as they tend to be grouped together in the same definition. However, it may surprise you to learn there are a wide variety of differences between the two terms as far as the short-term and long-term effects, the type...

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Helpful Advice for Maintaining Sobriety Throughout the Holidays.


Helpful Advice for Maintaining Sobriety Throughout the Holidays

With alcohol being a common part of holiday celebrations it can be a very challenging and stressful time of the year for anyone struggling in their recovery. Although it's always best to avoid situations where alcohol may available, during the holidays that's not always possible. In order to remain...

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Understanding the Cycle of Addiction.


Understanding the Cycle of Addiction

Addiction Cycle: Alcohol and drug addiction research clearly shows that the addicted brain is chemically and psychologically different from the normal brain. The idea of addiction being a neurological disorder is critical to understanding the development of addiction and the recovery process. read more

Alcohol and Drug Use Can Impair a Person's Driving Ability.


Alcohol and Drug Use Can Impair a Person's Driving Ability

It's extremely dangerous as well as illegal in numerous states to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of any mind-altering substance but unfortunately, drugged driving is a common occurrence anymore. The risk of a person having a fatal accident is tripled with drug use and when it...

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Beverages Mixed with Prescription Strength Cough Syrup Rising in Popularity Among Teens.


Beverages Mixed with Prescription Strength Cough Syrup Rising in Popularity Among Teens

One of the current drug use trends among youth in various parts of the country involves consuming prescription strength cough syrups that contain codeine and promethazine. The cough syrup is combined with sprite, mountain dew or other beverages and increasingly being consumed recreationally among...

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Have You Ever Wondered Why Celebrities Seem Like They're Prone to Addiction?.


Have You Ever Wondered Why Celebrities Seem Like They're Prone to Addiction?

The amount of celebrities that have battled with substance abuse problems and other forms of addiction in the past and at present day, are much too numerous. You may think the way many others do, that celebrities have a predisposition to addiction but despite all of the attention, this simply isn't...

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