National Recovery Month – now in its 31st year – During the month of September, we especially recognize the millions of Americans in treatment for substance misuse, as well as recovery service providers. It also encourages those struggling with substance misuse to seek professional help. Let us never forget to remember those who lost their lives to … Continue reading September is National Recovery Month
It’s been twenty years since Viagra first hit the U.S. market, and in that time erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs have grown into a nearly $3 billion a year market. Incidentally, in the last fifteen years there has also been a 65% surge in the use of antidepressants, and today over 40 million Americans regularly take them, with some 25 million … Continue reading Antidepressants: The Purple Elephant in the Bedroom that No One is Talking About or Even Wanting to Notice
Communication with a loved one or friend who is in an active addiction is very challenging, to say the least; however, there IS a way to get through to him or her. Whether you are a parent, a child, a friend, a household member, or co-worker of a person actively using, you may want … Continue reading How to Communicate with an Addicted Loved One or a Loved One in Recovery. This Makes ALL the Difference!
Normally, I would never post a video like this due to it's graphic nature; however, it tells the story, so forgive me please. If this brings awareness or shock to get help, it's worth it. I feel that you need to see this because it is the literal face of addiction. Shock has value. Please … Continue reading Drug Addiction Documentary! Language & Video Feed NOT Suitable for Children, Extremely Graphic, but you need to watch it.
The recent explosion of iPhones, Androids, and other smartphones has provided people with the ability to access the entirety of the Internet on-the-go and at any given moment. 90% of adults in America own a cell phone,1 and while this may not be a problem for many people, some individuals develop an addiction to their mobile … Continue reading Is Cell Phone Addiction A Real Addiction?
Mitragyna Speciosa, also known as Kratom, is a large tree in the Rubiaceae family native to Southeast Asia. It is said that Kratom affects the human brain similarly to an opiate, although there is no conclusive clinical data proving how the alkaloids work in relation to the human brain. But that certainly hasn’t stopped people from … Continue reading Are You Jumping from the Fire Of Opioids into the Frying Pan of Kratom? BEWARE!
Is it possible to overdose on weed? The answer is yes. Despite being considered legal for both recreational and medical use in many U.S. states and other countries, weed is a potentially addictive product that can still have devastating effects if not consumed in moderation. Marijuana overdose is largely a product of poor self-regulation and … Continue reading DUE TO THC IN MARIJUANA, LEARN ABOUT WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF AN OVERDOSE. YES, PEOPLE ARE OVERDOSING MORE & MORE FROM MARIJUANA
By HORVATH, PH.D., ABPP, KAUSHIK MISRA, PH.D., AMY K. EPNER, PH.D., AND GALEN MORGAN COOPER, PH.D. There's no question. Addiction wreaks havoc on the brain. Addiction causes significant chemical, structural, and molecular changes that quite literally hijack the brain. However, treatment can reverse or counteract these effects. Moreover, as the recovery process proceeds, the brain continues … Continue reading The Good News: The Brain Also Helps To Reverse Addiction
Sugar is delicious, and Americans are eating a LOT of it. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average American consumes about 130 pounds of sugar a year. But sugar, especially in excessive amounts, does more harm than good to your health in many ways, ranging from adding wrinkles to your face to diabetes. So, … Continue reading 10 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Eat Too Much Sugar–It’s Very Similar to Cocaine Addiction
Frequency of these relapse dreams decreases as the body and brain adapt to abstinence Vivid dreams involving drinking and drug use are common among individuals in recovery. A study finds these relapse dreams are more common in those with more severe clinical histories of alcohol and other drug problems. Vivid dreams involving drinking and drug … Continue reading Drinking and Drug-Use Dreams in Recovery Tied to More Severe Addiction History