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What We Mean When We Talk About Sobriety

September 11, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Sober Living, Sober living/treatment, Sobriety
How To Truly Define Sobriety "Sobriety" is a word whose 12-step misuse now pervades our entire culture, along with ruining addiction treatment. To truly define sobriety means putting conventional definitions in their place and taking a fresh (and of...
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Six Alcohol Related Diseases You Need to Know About

September 6, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Sober Living, Sobriety
Alcohol related disease is a very real threat for those who abuse alcohol.While the debate continues to rage over how much alcohol consumption is good vs. how much is bad, few topics have been studied more thoroughly or for a longer period of time. ...
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How to Find The Right Drug Rehab Counselor For You

August 30, 2018
Addiction and recovery, For Parents, Sober Living, Sober living/treatment
Knowing how to find a drug rehab counselor isn't something that is public knowledge. To this day, addiction is a disease that has been stigmatized, largely by people who simply haven't researched its causes and effects. In fact, for decades, drug add...
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Is Marijuana Addiction Real?

August 28, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Family and Relationships
Is marijuana addiction a possibility? Studies point to some interesting findings. Back in early 2018, National Institute on Drug Abuse released findings that suggest 30 percent of those who use marijuana may have some degree of “marijuana use ...
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The Connection Between Anxiety and Drug Addiction

August 23, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Family and Relationships, For Parents, Health and wellness
Anxiety and Drug Addiction Estimates are that more than 40 million American adults are suffering from some degree of an anxiety disorder. For those that fit into this category, you have a double or even triple likelihood of also having a substance...
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Signs and Symptoms of Narcotic Addiction

August 18, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, For Parents
Recognizing an Addiction Problem Identifying the signs of narcotic addiction isn't difficult provided you know what to look for. Unfortunately, most people have no idea what those signs look like because they've never been around p...
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What Are Designer Drugs?

August 16, 2018
Addiction and recovery, For Parents, Sober living/treatment
The Early Days of Designer Drugs Designer drugs made their debut back in the 1990s. They're more appropriately described as synthetic drugs. While chemically similar to actual drugs, the formulations have been changed just enough to escape regulatio...
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The Long-term Effects of Hallucinogens

August 14, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Family and Relationships
Hallucinogens distort one’s perception of reality by changing the way the brain’s prefrontal cortex processes information. This critical area of the brain control conscious thought, perception and cognition. Even short term abuse of hallucinogens...
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The Difference Between Substance Abuse, Abuse and Addiction

August 3, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Health and wellness
Substance Abuse vs Addiction: Understanding the Differences  Substance abuse and substance addiction are terms that are sometimes used interchangeably. The truth is that people who are addicted to substances and people who abuse substances are quit...
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