Relapse Prevention from Addiction Recovery

Plan to Give Yourself Grace for the New Year

Whether you love or hate resolutions, there is no doubt they’re a time-honored New Year’s tradition for many people. And, while it’s never a bad idea to identify areas of your life in need of improvement, it’s also wise to recognize where you are on [...]

Best Ways to Handle Drug or Alcohol Relapse

Addiction is a pervasive issue throughout the United States. It affects every state, impacting most communities and many families. According to a report from the U.S. Surgeon General, more than 27 million Americans use illegal drugs or abuse prescription medications, while more than 66 million [...]

Don’t Fall for the Cute Names, Substance Cocktails are Lethal

Powerballing, chasing the dragon, cocoa puffs; sounds like fun, doesn’t it? The names given to many mixed substance cocktails can often sound like a joyous theme park ride, but instead are terms invented to hide the fact that mixing lethal drugs or mixing drugs with [...]

Smoking stats call for more cessation programs

A new study found that at least three out of five people who try cigarettes become daily smokers. In other words, of the 60% of people had ever tried a cigarette, 69% reported that they became daily smokers.(1) The study analyzed responses from 215,000 people [...]

2019-11-26T17:13:23+00:00July 19th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Morphine Abuse: What Happens in the Long Term?

Morphine is a powerful opiate derived from a poppy plant. It is prescribed to treat intense pain – usually in a hospital setting after a person has undergone major surgery. It can also be prescribed outside the hospital to someone who suffers from chronic, debilitating [...]

Anxiety and Addiction Recovery

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health condition in the United States, affecting people of all ages, genders and socioeconomic backgrounds. If you're struggling with anxiety while in recovery, you're not alone. Anxiety as a Dual Diagnosis A dual diagnosis occurs when someone struggles [...]

What Is a High Functioning Alcoholic?

What is a functioning alcoholic? Many are under the impression that alcoholics are easy to recognize.  They assume that the average alcoholic just wanders about the streets while muttering to themselves with a bottle grasped in hand. That they can’t hold down a job; can’t [...]

2019-11-26T16:52:42+00:00May 9th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Signs of Cocaine Use and Cocaine Abuse Symptoms

14% of Americans, age 12 and older, have used cocaine at least once in their lifetime, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The reason may be that when a person uses cocaine, it floods the brain with dopamine, which increases feelings of [...]

Why You May Not Be Able to Stop Using Drugs on Your Own

You want to stop using drugs – congratulations! You’ve taken the first step. The decision to stop is the fundamental step to making a much-needed change. The next step is to set yourself up for success - and there are some important points you should [...]

2019-11-26T16:45:27+00:00April 26th, 2019|Tags: , , |

How Do I Know If My Teenager Is Taking Drugs?

Your beautiful, delightful, clever, outgoing teenager has changed. They have become moody and introspective. They won’t talk to you anymore. If they do answer your questions, it’s only a surly one-word answer. Is it teenage hormones that are raging as they grow and learn to [...]

2019-11-26T16:43:40+00:00April 19th, 2019|Tags: , |