The Addiction Community Has It All Upside Down, Inside Out, & Backwards. What They Are Doing Isn’t Working!

In life, we would think that when something doesn't work and people continue to die in ever increasing numbers, they would stop, drop and think about why. Do they? NO! Why? It's because greed has taken over. The days of listening to Dr Phil's opinions about addiction are OVER! So, below are a few questions. … Continue reading The Addiction Community Has It All Upside Down, Inside Out, & Backwards. What They Are Doing Isn’t Working!

PRESS RELEASE: Operation Crystal Shield

U.S. Drug Enforcement AdministrationFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: DEA Public Affairs(202) 307-7977 Press ReleaseAttorney General William P. Barr and Acting Administrator Timothy J. Shea Announce results of Operation Crystal Shield.Nearly 29,000 pounds of methamphetamine seized by DEA before reaching American streets. WASHINGTON – Today, Attorney General William P. Barr and Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Administrator Timothy J. … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: Operation Crystal Shield

Experts Agree: Sugar Might Be as Addictive as Cocaine

We reward children with it over the holidays or for a job well done in school. And we reward ourselves with it after a particularly stressful day or to celebrate a birthday or a special success. We add sugar to our coffee, bake it into our favorite treats, and spoon it over our breakfast. We … Continue reading Experts Agree: Sugar Might Be as Addictive as Cocaine

Addiction: A Whole New View

I wanted to present to you an older article that, although it comes from a 'wordly' view, it is one of the best definitions of addiction that I have found. It was originally published in Psychology Today. So, enjoy! We're all capable of being addicts. Here's the lowdown on our fight against addiction. Millions of … Continue reading Addiction: A Whole New View

Symptoms of Addiction

Recurrent use of a substance, or engagement with an activity, that leads to impairment or distress, is the core of addictive disorders. The clinical diagnosis of an addiction is based on the presence of at least two of a number of features: The substance or activity is used in larger amounts or for a longer … Continue reading Symptoms of Addiction

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms: When do you start showing them and how to cope?

Regular users of alcohol are likely to experience some sort of withdrawal symptoms if they do not get to drink — a situation some could be facing during the lockdown. The symptoms may vary according to one’s drinking habit. This means that the symptoms could be more significant for heavy drinkers. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms “Alcohol … Continue reading Alcohol withdrawal symptoms: When do you start showing them and how to cope?

Marijuana Withdrawal Is Real, Study Shows

It's widely believed that marijuana is not addictive, but a major new evidence review suggests that's not true. Not only can people suffer withdrawal symptoms when they quit pot, but nearly half of those who regularly or heavily use marijuana will go through withdrawal when they stop, according to the study published online April 9 … Continue reading Marijuana Withdrawal Is Real, Study Shows

She Said, “I hadn’t even told my parents about my husband’s addiction. When he died by suicide, I decided to tell the world”

Silence isn't golden, it's LETHAL! She said, "If I wanted to reach out to educate others, I had to be honest. But that option involved blowing my life up". Several years ago, I was sitting in a living room with my husband Rob, sharing one last cup of tea before I was to drive him … Continue reading She Said, “I hadn’t even told my parents about my husband’s addiction. When he died by suicide, I decided to tell the world”

Man Saws Off Own Leg While High on ‘Zombie Drug’ Spice

A man reportedly sawed off his own leg while off his head on the "zombie drug" Spice. Shocking pictures appear to show the man with a tourniquet wrapped around a bloody stump after he reportedly cut his left leg off above the knee. The bizarre scene unfolded took place in the western Russian city of Prokopyevsk … Continue reading Man Saws Off Own Leg While High on ‘Zombie Drug’ Spice

Popular Sleep & Anxiety Drug Causes Addiction

In a recent paper, researchers say that a class of drugs called benzodiazepines that can help treat anxiety and insomnia may lead to dangerous addiction. The research was conducted by a team at Yale University. Anxiety as a medical condition has plagued human beings for centuries. Previous research has shown that benzodiazepines could help treat … Continue reading Popular Sleep & Anxiety Drug Causes Addiction