Binge drinking is defined by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) as having five or more drinks for men, and four or more drinks for women, within about a two-hour timeframe. In a 2015 report from the NIAAA, almost 27% of adults 18 and older said they had engaged in binge drinking…Details
After successfully completing a rehabilitation program, your loved one is likely dealing with many emotions. Excitement, fear and embarrassment are common. When the time comes for them to transition from inpatient to outpatient drug rehabilitation, it is important that you take some steps to ensure recovery before they come home.
Etizolam is the name of an anti-anxiety medication legally prescribed in several countries (e.g., India, Italy and Japan), but not legally prescribed in the U.S. This medication belongs to a group of substances called thienodiazepines, which bear a strong chemical resemblance to a well-known group of sedative/tranquilizers called benzodiazepines. Unfortunately, in America, etizolam has become…Details
When it comes to emotional sobriety, AA emphasizes the importance of understanding your emotional triggers. Emotional sobriety is the ability to cope with your emotions in a healthy way rather than turning to alcohol or other drugs to numb, mute or express them. In order to reach this crucial step in the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)…Details
Current figures show that American teenagers are substantially reducing their involvement in many kinds of substance use. Despite this fact, millions of teens still abuse alcohol, marijuana or other substances, and a significant number of these teens develop diagnosable symptoms of addiction and enter treatment. Recent research shows that the use of art therapy for…Details
Can beer and sobriety go together? Maybe, if non-alcoholic beer is safe for you to drink. For some people, abstinence means no beer at all, including non-alcoholic beer, but if you are in recovery for other substances or behaviors, you may be able to drink non-alcoholic beer. Keep in mind that with the exception of…Details
Adderall is the brand name of two medications — Adderall and Adderall XR — widely used in the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as well as narcolepsy. These medications contain two substances capable of producing physical dependence and addiction: the stimulant amphetamine and the stimulant dextroamphetamine. Like other stimulants — and most other addictive…Details
When you feel deeply connected to someone, it can be difficult to recognize exactly what is a codependent relationship. Know the warning signs and what to watch for so you don’t get trapped in such a damaging and unhealthy relationship.
Even though there have been numerous campaigns across television, news outlets and social media aimed at reducing drunk driving, drinking and driving statistics show that we still have a long way to go in making our roads safer. If you’re wondering whether drunk driving is still a problem today, the numbers show that this illicit…Details
Everyone has a different tolerance and preference for alcohol, which can make it difficult to determine how much alcohol is too much. If you are concerned about your drinking or that of someone you care about, look out for signs of binge drinking and know how to help.