Detox is the most dreaded part of treatment for any drug addict. You’ve heard about this thing called a medical detox, but you don’t know if you should be using medications at all. How can you decide what kind of detox would be best for you? First you have to educate yourself. You need to…Details
When it comes to amphetamine vs. methamphetamine, there are not too many differences. In terms of chemistry, these two drugs are very similar. Both are controlled substances. Both can be abused and both are addictive. And while both of these drugs can have serious consequences when abused, one is much worse than the other.
If someone suggested you give up drinking, how would you respond? No way. I’m no fun when I’m sober. I don’t drink that often. I just drink a lot when I do. I don’t think I could. It’s my nature. It’s not interfering with my life, so why stop? It helps me more than it…Details
Enriching experiences and learning opportunities don’t just make life more satisfying — they might make your brain more resistant to addiction. So suggests a study published in the October 2015 edition of the journal Neuropharmacology. Researchers based in the University of California, Berkeley compared the drug-seeking behavior of mice kept in a deprived environment with…Details
Philadelphia Eagle’s Coach Andy Reid has sadly lost his oldest son, Garrett Reid. Garrett was found unresponsive in his room at the Eagle’s training camp on August 5, 2012. Garrett had struggled with drug addiction since he started using illegal substances in 2001. And he been to a rehabilitation center as well as having spent…Details
It’s considered the kickoff to summer, but for those trying to stay sober, Memorial Day weekend can seem like the ultimate test. Everywhere you turn are parties and celebrations, and alcohol often feels as central to the traditions as the barbecue. If you are in recovery from a substance use disorder and working hard to…Details
Does seeing alcohol consumption in the movies trigger adolescents to try alcohol or consume more than they would normally otherwise? A recent report published in the journal Pediatrics believes so. It states that 15-year-olds who watched a higher amount of alcohol consumption in films are influenced by what they see.
More than 40% of Americans say they know someone who has been addicted to prescription painkillers, and a majority say that lack of access to treatment for people with substance abuse issues is a problem, a new survey shows. The poll results released in May 2016 by the Kaiser Family Foundation also that found more…Details
What’s wrong with trying to control life? What’s wrong with holding the people around us to a higher standard? The problem is that addicts expend a lot of energy trying to micromanage the universe and the people in it. What happens when people and circumstances don’t measure up? We’re angry, disappointed, depressed and resentful. And…Details
If drug or alcohol use is starting to complicate your life, you may be ready to consider whether inpatient rehab is right for you. What should you expect when you check yourself in for help with an addiction? To better understand what rehab is, here’s a look at what it isn’t: