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What to Do With a Drug-Addicted Son or Daughter

What to Do With a Drug-Addicted Son or Daughter

Knowing or finding out that your child is using drugs or alcohol can be a terrifying and disorienting event. Face it. That may sound harsh, but it’s the most crucial thing you can do right now. What is the best way to go about it? It's better to prepare for any...

What Does Relapse Mean for an Addiction?

What Does Relapse Mean for an Addiction?

If you are battling substance abuse or addiction, you may have heard the term "relapse." Relapse is defined as when a person in recovery resumes abusing drugs or alcohol again after achieving short- or long-term abstinence. A relapse might result in you returning to...

How to Cope With Loneliness Without Alcohol

How to Cope With Loneliness Without Alcohol

At one point or another, we all have felt lonely. That transient state can make us feel distressed or discontent with our current situation. It often happens when we’re craving human connections or social interactions. Many experienced it during lockdowns in the...

Why Is Heroin So Addictive?

Why Is Heroin So Addictive?

Heroin is an illegal drug that activates opioid receptors in the brain to block feelings of pain. It can also produce relaxation and an out-of-body sensation. Most users experience a sense of euphoria while taking the drug, which is why heroin is so addictive....

5 Most Common Drugs Prescribed to Elderly People

5 Most Common Drugs Prescribed to Elderly People

Nearly seven in ten adults ages 45 and older use at least one prescription medication. Some of the most commonly used drug types in the United States include antidepressants, analgesics, antidiabetics, and beta-blockers. Read on to learn about the most common drugs...

Can You Get Addicted to Prescription Xanax?

Can You Get Addicted to Prescription Xanax?

In short, yes, a person can develop an addiction to Xanax. Close to 40% of Xanax users will develop a habit of it. Still, Xanax can effectively treat panic attacks, anxiety, and depression. Unfortunately, the drug is also considered highly addictive. Over 50 million...

How to Enjoy Being Sober In 2022

How to Enjoy Being Sober In 2022

In the early days of recovery, it’s common to find yourself saying things like “I don’t like being sober.” but being sober is amazing when you learn how to like sober life. Many rehab facilities will recommend an aftercare planning program to slowly introduce you to...

How Does Opioid Addiction Start?

How Does Opioid Addiction Start?

Opioids are a class of drugs that produce morphine-like effects. They are effective at treating moderate to severe pain. When used correctly, opioids can be beneficial. However, opioids are considered highly addictive, and misusing opioids increases the risk of...

Drug Overdose: What to Expect

Drug Overdose: What to Expect

A drug overdose can happen after someone takes too much of a drug. This can happen whether they consume over-the-counter, prescription, or illegal substances, and it can occur intentionally or accidentally. In 2019, there were 70,600 drug-involved overdose deaths in...

Is Addiction Considered a Mental Illness?

Is Addiction Considered a Mental Illness?

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, a substance use disorder is a mental disorder that affects a person’s brain and behavior. These changes in the brain’s structure and chemical composition lead to a person’s inability to control their use of...

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