Anyone that's abused drugs or alcohol for any length of time understands how hard it is to maintain sobriety when they try to stop especially when facing life's ups and downs and normal stresses. When a person is addicted to drugs or alcohol their life becomes unmanageable, their health is compromised and their way of thinking becomes impaired.
Substance abuse affects a person's memory,...
Last week we talked about treatment for substance abuse and the importance of a recovery program that consists of 3 separate phases of treatment. Detoxification is just the first phase but a very important step for most people recovering from substance abuse. There is so much more to addiction than just the physical and emotional cravings for the substance.
If all a person needed to recover...
Addiction Takes Place in Various Forms
There are many different forms of treatment and recovery programs available today for anyone suffering from addiction. It doesn't matter what form of addiction a person is living with in their life, the mental and physical effects that a person goes through are debilitating.
Unless a person can begin to understand their addiction and develop the skills...
It doesn't matter whether you're managing recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, gambling addiction, food addiction or tobacco addiction, you have to have a plan and strategy in order to be successful and stay in control.
The emotional rollercoaster a person goes through when life becomes overwhelming or throws a difficult situation your way can be trying on a good day, but when a person...
Because the use of prescription drugs is so wide spread today and teens are abusing them as well as adults, people need to understand just how serious it is when combining drugs unintentionally or to enhance their high. The common prescribed drugs that are abused today are opioid pain medications, CNS depressants for the treatment of anxiety and sleep disorders and stimulants used to treat...Read Full Article
As times change and life moves on, the abuse of drugs continue but the types of drugs abused fluctuate among our youth, young and older adults. Some drugs will become less prevalent and others will become more wide spread and misused. The abuse of specific drugs today will probably continue a few years from now but the ones more commonly abused will vary and change among substance users in all...Read Full Article
Meth was produced from ephedrine back in 1893 and it wasn't until the 50's that crystallized meth was produced. Methamphetamine prescriptions were prescribed for many people in the 50's for treating medical health problems such as narcolepsy and obesity.
Today, meth is one of the most threatening abused illegal drugs in many areas throughout the United States among teens, young and many...
The heroin supply that's found throughout the United States comes from foreign sources which include Southeast Asia, Southwest Asia, and Latin America. Heroin is trafficked throughout the U.S. and ends up in the hands of teens, young and older adults sadly destroying their lives as well as those who love and care about them.
Unfortunately the use of heroin is increasing in many areas...
There's a shrub that grows in South America called the coca plant which is where cocaine comes from and it makes its way throughout the world destroying drug users and their families. Cocaine can be found in a white power form that's referred to sometimes as 'snow', or in a paste form, free-base, and also rock form called crack cocaine. We know that cocaine is a very potent and powerful stimulant...Read Full Article
Dealing with Depression When Recovering from Substance Abuse Depression seems to be one of the most common symptoms a person experiences when they're recovering from alcohol or drug addiction. Besides drug cravings depression is one of the reasons many people relapse and go right back to using again. Everyone's experience during recovery from drug abuse is different in terms of depression. Some...Read Full Article
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