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Top 7 Signs My Son or Daughter Is Using Cocaine

Cocaine is a powerful illicit stimulant that carries a high risk of abuse, dependence, and addiction. Knowing common signs of cocaine use can help you determine whether your son or daughter needs help fighting and overcoming addiction. Connecting your child with drug...

What Are Short-Term and Long-Term Effects of Heroin on the Brain?

Heroin interacts with the brain in ways that trigger intense euphoria and pleasure. However, heroin also has many negative short- and long-term effects on brain function and can lead to addictions severe enough to put users at risk for a deadly drug overdose. Knowing...

What Drugs Require a Detox?

Drug detox is the first stage of addiction treatment and is used to help you safely withdraw from drugs and alcohol with a reduced risk for complications. Withdrawing from certain drugs on your own without a professional detox can lead to serious complications, such...

Do I Have a Drinking Problem?

If you drink enough alcohol to wonder whether you might have a drinking problem, it’s likely your drinking habits have started spiraling out of control. Knowing common signs of alcohol addiction can alert you to whether it’s time to get help so you can start...

Veterans and Drug Abuse Statistics

Substance use disorders affect more than two in every 10 United States military veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Many veterans with PTSD may have experienced or been exposed to terrible, life-threatening situations in combat that...

How Do I Know If I Need Detox?

Medical drug or alcohol detox is the first step in recovering from a substance use disorder. However, it can often be hard to know if you really need alcohol or drug detox. Generally, most people who are dependent on or addicted to drugs and alcohol can benefit from...

Prescription Drug Abuse: Symptoms, Statistics, and Getting Help

One of the biggest drug abuse problems the United States is currently facing is prescription drug abuse. Unfortunately, many of the people who develop a prescription drug addiction start out with a legitimate prescription from their doctor. As they continue taking the...

25 Shocking Drug and Alcohol Abuse Statistics

More than 72,000 people in the U.S. died from drug overdoses in 2017, which is double the amount of overdose deaths that took place a decade ago. The number of drug overdose deaths caused by fentanyl increased nearly 6-fold from 2014 to 2017. The rate of...

Recent Celebrity Deaths from Overdoses

Celebrities are just as susceptible to drug addiction and overdose as anyone else. Additionally, celebrities abuse drugs and alcohol for many of the same reasons as others, such as to cope with stress, relieve physical pain, and to mask symptoms of mental health...

The Most Damaging Drugs For Your Brain

Addiction itself is defined as a chronic relapsing brain disease, but certain drugs and substances have stronger effects on the brain than others. Some drugs alter brain chemistry in a way that increases the risk for depression and mood disorders, while others are...

Life and Recovery Coaching

There is no one person who exists in the world that does not require support every now and then. Whether you are dealing with big or small problems, having a solid support system can help ease the burden and provide you with the emotional and practical support you...

Exercise and Recreational Therapy for Addiction Recovery

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Nutritional Therapy for Recovery

Struggling with drug or alcohol addiction? You’ve most likely neglected your health. Whether the substance caused you to put on a lot of weight or made you skinny, it’s unhealthy. Many therapies are there to consider when it comes to addiction recovery. Some addicts...

Does Addiction Negate Free Will?

Many people in the United States struggle with drug and alcohol addiction. The addiction epidemic has raised many questions, including the nature of addiction. Is addiction a disease or a choice? People have debated and researched the topic fiercely for years and...

Gabapentin Abuse on the Rise in Addiction Treatment Centers

Addiction treatment centers are thought of as places of respite and refuge. Here, harboring secrets of bad choices, traumatic events and uncovering the darkest memories that will ultimately help patients and their families find their way back into a better life,...

How Can Meditation Aid Your Recovery Process?

Addiction is not an easy disease to fight. Along with posing a significant risk to an addict’s life, it also takes a toll on them emotionally, socially and financially. It can cost them their job and eventually lose their family due to their ‘irresponsible’ behavior....

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