Your loved one has just returned from rehab. You’re excited to see them and proud of the hard work they’ve done to address their addiction. But your head is probably also filled with worry. You may fear their personality will be different or that they’ll somehow change you. If the individual coming home is your…Details
Learning how to stay sober from drugs can seem like a daunting task, especially if you have a long history of drug or alcohol use. However, there are techniques you can use to retrain your brain so the urge to use is less powerful or even goes away entirely.
The more some things change, the more they stay the same: professors who believe their course is your number one priority can make finals week a nightmare, especially when you have four or five such instructors! But getting through college without resorting to ADHD medication abuse is a new challenge – one that previous generations…Details
People generally associate addiction treatment centers with inpatient recovery programs for alcoholism and drug addiction. But most treatment facilities also offer outpatient alcohol rehabilitation options for those who prefer this pathway to healing.
People affected by a meth (methamphetamine) addiction typically face a broad range of physical and mental health issues that severely impair their ability to lead stable lives or feel any sense of wellness. If you suspect a friend or loved one has an addiction to the drug, a proactive response on your part may be…Details
Research has shown that children of drug-addicted parents are more likely to suffer from addiction themselves. Studies indicate that children of drug-addicted parents are three times more likely to become addicts later in life. However, there are several complex factors that work together to affect the course of a child’s life and his or her…Details
“Bath salts” are a type of drug that gets its name from its resemblance to Epsom salts, which are often added to bathwater to help with sore, aching muscles. But the bath salts drug is actually a central nervous system stimulant. Curious to know what a bath salt drug is used for? Let’s take a…Details
Binge drinking is consuming a large amount of alcohol in a short amount of time. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines it as consuming enough alcoholic beverages to bring the blood alcohol level above .08 g/dL. For the average woman, this is about four drinks in two hours, and for the average…Details
Hopes are running high for an addiction vaccine in the wake of recent comments by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, who called the prospects for such a shot “exciting.” An inoculation would make it easier for people to stop using opioids. That is, after receiving the vaccine, individuals would no longer get a…Details
Binge drinkers consume enough alcohol in a brief period of time to get legally drunk. This pattern of consumption is known for its ability to produce a broad range of personal and social harms. Despite this fact, millions of Americans binge on alcohol every month. If you are one of those individuals, you may have…Details