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Many people addicted to alcohol believe that it would be safe for them to stop drinking “cold turkey” on their own if they wanted to. However, nothing is further from the truth. For someone with a severe physical dependence, stopping alcohol suddenly can have dire...read more
Kratom abuse and addiction is on the rise in the United States. Sold as an herbal supplement, it can produce a high very similar to opiates and opioids. What Is Kratom? Kratom is a tree-like plant (Mitragyna speciosa) native to Southeast Asia and certain areas of...read more
A prescription medication, Adderall is primarily used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, also known as ADHD. Sometimes it is also prescribed for people with depression or sleep disorders such as narcolepsy. Regardless of the reason it is prescribed,...read more
Finding the best recovery treatment center for yourself or a loved one can be a difficult and confusing process. However, knowing what to look for simplifies the process and makes choosing the best facility much easier. Accreditation, Licensing, and Staff Checking the...read more
The atmosphere on many college campuses is one of weekend partying, where alcohol flows freely and drugs may be readily available. However, there are many college students that are in recovery and do not want that kind of college experience. Today there are a large...read more
When you think of binge drinking, who comes into your mind? A college student drinking excessively on the weekend? A young person having too much to drink at a party? It may surprise you to learn that most binge drinkers fall into the age range of 26 and older. In...read more
When you think about the word “alcoholic” what comes into your mind? Someone who has hit rock bottom or is drunk all the time? Maybe you picture a person living on the street or in jail because of their drinking problem. Although those things are true for some...read more
Many people have heard of the 12 Step program. Yet many do not really know what the basic program is or how it works, what the 12 steps are, the role of a sponsor, or the importance the program has in addiction recovery. The Beginning of the 12 Step Program The 12...read more
When a person is using prescription drugs in a way that was not intended by the doctor that prescribed them, that person may be addicted to the drug. Addiction to a prescribed medication occurs when an individual's brain is affected by the drug, causing a change in...read more
For many people in recovery from a substance abuse addiction, meditation is an important part of their daily routine. Yet sometimes meditating begins to feel like another daily task to complete. You do it, check it off your list of things to do, and continue on with...read more