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Emotional Overeating and Food Addiction.

Emotional Overeating and Food Addiction

Emotional Overeating Many young and older people today use food for the same reasons some people abuse drugs or alcohol, which is to manage symptoms of depression and stress. We may not realize it at the time but when we're young most everyone receives pleasure from food. Whether good or bad, we...

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Marijuana and Prescription Drug Use Among Adults.

Marijuana and Prescription Drug Use Among Adults

We focus a lot on the younger generation and their use of designer drugs and alcohol and don't quite center as much attention on the older generation of adults. After reviewing a report from NSDUH which is the National Survey on Drug Use and Health this year, I began to realize substance use isn't...

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There's More Than an 'Intense Rush' Experienced When Cocaine is Abused.

There's More Than an 'Intense Rush' Experienced When Cocaine is Abused

A lot of people focus on how addictive cocaine is but may not realize how destructive cocaine use can be on a person physically and mentally. When a person tries cocaine for the first time they not only experience a rush of euphoria but they usually become mentally alert and feel energized at the...

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Am I Enabling My Child's Alcohol Problem or Drug Use?.

Am I Enabling My Child's Alcohol Problem or Drug Use?

When someone you love is an alcoholic or drug user it's extremely hard to put into words just how heartbreaking it is to watch them destroy their life right in front of you as you helplessly watch. If the problem drinker or substance user in your life that you love and care about is your child, a...

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Recent Heroin Research Treatment Studies.

Recent Heroin Research Treatment Studies

Heroin is a very addictive drug that's abused around the world. Most people who abuse heroin frequently or in high doses become addicted very easily and have a hard time overcoming their dependence because the drug is so powerful and addictive. When heroin reaches the users brain they experience an...

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Dual Diagnosis and Substance Abuse.

Dual Diagnosis and Substance Abuse

Individuals suffering from Dual Diagnosis have both a mental disorder and a problem with drugs or alcohol. It's very common for individuals suffering from Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Schizophrenia and Personality Disorders to abuse alcohol and other substances. Many people suffering from Bipolar...

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Betty Ford's Dream Lives On In Everyone Recovering from Drugs and Alcohol.

Betty Ford's Dream Lives On In Everyone Recovering from Drugs and Alcohol

Betty Ford passed away on July 8th 2011 but will never be forgotten, will always be admired and respected for not only being the First Lady of the United States but for raising awareness about breast cancer and as founder of the Betty Ford Center.
Betty opened our eyes about breast cancer and...

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Recovery for the Non-User.

Recovery for the Non-User

There are so many families fighting drug abuse and addiction today, we all know someone that's either using or addicted to illegal street drugs, prescription drugs, over the counter medications or alcohol. It's sad because everyone is affected when a family member or close friend has a problem with...

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Overcome Addictive Behaviors with SMART Recovery.

Overcome Addictive Behaviors with SMART Recovery

Many people today are looking for help and support for their use, misuse or dependency to drugs, alcohol, gambling or other substances or activities that are affecting their life. SMART Recovery is an addiction recovery support group that's different from 12 Step group meetings. With SMART Recovery...

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The Dry Drunk - Alcoholism and Addiction.

The Dry Drunk - Alcoholism and Addiction

Are You or Is Someone In Your Life a 'Dry Drunk'? If you have an alcoholic in your life whether it be a spouse, family member, loved one, co-worker or friend, you have probably thought at one time or another, "if they would just stop drinking everything would be ok".
This isn't necessarily...

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