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Types of Meditation

Types of Meditation

Having excellent control of your mind and body can help you overcome any craving that can lead to long-lasting addictions. Many therapists also recommend taking meditation as a way of dealing with addictions. But, most people don’t realize there are different types of...

Dry Drunk Syndrome

Dry Drunk Syndrome

Recovering from alcohol addiction can be a long and challenging, but extremely rewarding experience for those who are strong and dedicated to getting better. The decision to stop drinking is an honorable first step. However, there is a significant mental and emotional...

Can You Overdose On Benzos?

Can You Overdose On Benzos?

Benzodiazepines, also known as benzos, are prescription medications to treat anxiety, seizures, muscle spasms, and insomnia. In some cases, benzos are used to treat alcohol withdrawal symptoms in early detox. However, even when used as prescribed, people can develop a...

Why Marijuana Is Not Considered Addictive

Why Marijuana Is Not Considered Addictive

As more states approve the use of recreational marijuana, the debates around its safety and addictive potential continue to escalate. Throughout the years, studies have proven the beneficial medicinal effects of marijuana.  Yet, the US Drug Enforcement Agency...

National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. Established in 2011, this awareness campaign was created to highlight an epidemic within the United States. Since 1999, nearly one million Americans have died from drug overdoses--with a record number of over...

Should You Baker Act a Drug Addict?

Should You Baker Act a Drug Addict?

If you know someone addicted to drugs, you know first-hand just how frustrating and frightening it can be when it’s clear that their life is in jeopardy but feel like there’s nothing you can do about it. You’ve likely tried talking to them, giving them ultimatums,...

Drug Dealer Slang Terms: Deciphering Drug Code Words

Drug Dealer Slang Terms: Deciphering Drug Code Words

Despite what the movies and tv shows might lead you to think, drug deals can happen anywhere at any time--they might even be going on around you right now. Drug dealers and users can talk fairly openly through their use of coded language, much of which involve terms...

Does Marijuana Kill Brain Cells? How Weed Affects Cognition

Does Marijuana Kill Brain Cells? How Weed Affects Cognition

What are the side effects that come to mind when you think of marijuana use? Most likely giggling, slowed speech and movements, and a sudden craving for snacks. This bumbling stereotype might lead you to believe that marijuana makes you dumber, but the scientific...

How To Deal With A Brainwashed Person

How To Deal With A Brainwashed Person

The concept of “brainwashing” sounds more like the realm of sci-fi and horror films than an issue related to substance and addiction, but it is actually much more prevalent than you might think. For loved ones bearing witness to a friend, partner, or family member...