Methamphetamine (meth) addiction is a serious condition with an extremely negative impact on your ability to function and avoid life-threatening health problems. Any signs of meth use in men and women may also be signs of diagnosable addiction. These indications often impact mental function and behavior rather than physical well-being.
People who go on alcohol binges drastically increase their risks for a wide variety of very serious harms, from alcohol poisoning to sexual assault. Despite this fact, the practice is common across the U.S. This situation might lead you to wonder, exactly why do people binge drink? While a number of factors play a role,…Details
Parents across the U.S. are understandably concerned about the possibility that their children will get involved in some form of drug abuse. While worries may center on teenagers, you may also wonder if your pre-teen child has any significant risk for drug abuse. Nationwide figures indicate that drug use at this age is somewhat common,…Details
When you know someone who’s attempting to overcome a drug problem, naturally you want to offer your support. In fact, there are questions to ask a recovering drug addict that can help open a productive dialogue. But there are also questions you should not ask a recovering drug addict, if you seriously want to contribute…Details
Non-alcoholic beer might sound like a godsend — it has the look and smell of beer, and no alcohol equals no worries, right? But is there alcohol in non-alcoholic beer? And, how might that impact a teenager in recovery?
After denying it for a long time you’ve finally come out and said it, out loud for all to hear: “I am a binge drinker.” You deserve congratulations for accepting and speaking the truth. But here’s something you may have been wondering: is saying “I am a binge drinker,” the same as saying “I’m an…Details
Dealing with an addict spouse may seem like a struggle at times, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. The person you fell in love with and married is still there, but is challenged by a disease. Fortunately, recovery is possible.
Dramamine is the brand name for dimenhydrinate, an over-the-counter medication used to treat motion sickness (dizziness, nausea and vomiting). On the surface, it seems like there’s no reason why anyone would want to take Dramamine recreationally, but Dramamine abuse is indeed a trend among teenagers. Unfortunately, it can also be deadly.Details
Anxiety, worry and nervousness are normal, healthy and useful feelings in appropriate doses and at appropriate times. We all need to feel a little nervous about getting too close to the edge of a cliff, for example. Fear of falling and dying would be absolutely justified in this context, and our anxiety about that possibility…Details
People who have struggled with intense but unhealthy relationships, especially relationships with people who are addicted to alcohol or other substances, have a tough road ahead of them when it comes to rebuilding their ability to forge healthy intimate relationships. Boundaries are the name of the game when trying to offer codependency help, but for…Details