Help is Available

Substance abuse is a real problem in the United States that affects millions of people every year. People of all ages and backgrounds struggle with substance abuse, and it can be overwhelming and isolating. It is important that people who are struggling with substance abuse realize that there is help available. The most effective way […]

The Basics of Substance Abuse Treatment

When individuals struggle with substance abuse, the most effective means of treatment is to enroll in professional treatment programs. These programs typically offer a variety of services, such as individual and group counseling, medication-assisted treatment, support groups, relapse prevention classes, and more. It’s important to understand the basics of these programs as well as the […]

Tips to Prevent Addiction Relapse

Often times, addicts get into treatment for addiction and during the cause recovery fall into relapse. Meaning that they return to their previous addiction and relapse is sometimes worse than the first time of addiction. So, it is vital to prevent relapse in individuals during recovery. There are different ways to help a person cope […]

Signs That an Individual is Addicted to Substances

Often it is difficult to know in the early stage if an individual is addicted to substances like drugs or alcohol. But as the addiction progresses there are signs which indicate that a person is addicted to substances. These signs may vary based on the individual’s personality and the specific situation, but some signs generally […]

Health tips after addiction treatment

Recovering from addiction is quite challenging, however, what could prove to be more tasking, is living a healthy life. At the initial stage, you will have to deal with the cravings and temptations associated with your addiction. Typically, you will have been armed with the necessary life skills during addiction treatment. Life after addiction is […]

What are opiates?

Opiates are commonly referred to as narcotics. And they are central nervous system depressants that are conventionally prescribed to relieve pain. Opiates produce two effects when they are taken: Pain relief and pleasure. Common prescription opiates that are commonly abused are: Morphine, Cough syrups containing codeine, Meperidine and Paregoric containing opium. There are three broad […]

Preventing Relapse

Relapse is not an event, rather it is a process. It is interesting to note that Relapse is not something that starts within the blink of an eye. It is a process which has a long time coming, probably weeks or months before the actual manifestation. When addiction treatment has been completed, there is always […]

What is Marijuana?

In the world today, one of the most abused drugs is marijuana. Some school of thoughts believe marijuana is safe while others don’t. And while marijuana is legal in some places, it is illegal in other places. Our body does not recognize if a drug is legal or not. However, it only responds to the […]

What is MDMA?

MDMA is a synthetic party drug that is commonly ingested in tablet form. The name “MDMA” is taken from its chemical name “3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine”.  This drug is colloquially known as “molly” in addition to its abbreviated name “MDMA”.  The effects of MDMA can be said to lie somewhere between those of a stimulant and a hallucinogen. In […]