THE REAL COST OF DRUG ADDICTION AND RECOVERY

The Story of Mercy a Recovering Alcoholic, Addict and Addiction Specialist Mercy is a 22-year old ray of hope where she comes from. She gets by rather comfortably, by running print ad campaigns. It’s campaign season. Mercy is wiped out from her part-time job. She has regular meetings with a group of recovering alcoholics and drug users. She’s been working with one of the most affected members of the group for nine months now. It has…

"THE REAL COST OF DRUG ADDICTION AND RECOVERY"

Are you in denial about your addiction?

Are you in alcoholic or addict denial? Addiction can be a cunning and baffling feature to someone’s overall wellbeing. Many who suffer from addiction, alcoholism or substance abuse issues may not even accept they have a problem. In many cases they may be suffering detrimental consequences for their behavior or denial of their disease. Alcoholism affects millions of people every year.  According to the CDC, excessive alcohol use led to approximately 88,000 deaths throughout the… "Are you in denial about your addiction?"

Can you die from detoxing from drugs?

Can you die from detoxing from drugs and alcohol? Can you die from detoxing from drug and alcohol? This is a question that rings in the minds of many people that are addicted to drugs and alcohol. The answers to this question may vary by drug type and the amount used. If you’re alcoholic it is possible to have seizures while detoxing from alcohol. Alcoholic seizures can be horrendous to go through and you should…

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What is Spirituality when it relates to recovery? Are you Spiritual?

What do the 12 Steps have to do with Spirituality? It’s very common in most twelve step fellowships to have 12 steps to guide you to recovery.  The most common 12 step fellowships are Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. These fellowships have written into the twelfth step “Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we carry the message to the alcoholic or addict that still suffers.” There is quite a bit…

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Are You Addicted to Kratom? Kratom Addiction Rates are Getting Higher

What is Kratom and how is it Used? Kratom has been around in the United States for quite a while, but has been used for centuries elsewhere.  Kratom could fall under the coffee category and is typically sold in the U.S. at local Kava Bars at Kratomic Tea. Many people prefer to ingest it as opposed to smoke it although you can do both.  Kratom is readily available and legal in the America, although there… "Are You Addicted to Kratom? Kratom Addiction Rates are Getting Higher"

The Downsides of Being a Pot Head

The Effects of Smoking Weed Hey Dudes and Dudettes today were going to be talking about the effects of smoking weed.  I mean c’mon who hasn’t gotten stoned before? We’re not pinning the temperate stoner to the cross, but we’re going to take a look at some of the downsides of being a stoner. Some of the effects of smoking weed can vary, but in many cases there are some common ones that always occur.… "The Downsides of Being a Pot Head"

Are you struggling with methadone addiction?

Do you want to get off of Methadone? Methadone is a synthetic opioid prescribed for chronic acute pain or for the detoxification process for heroin or prescription opioid addicts. Methadose is most commonly sold by the brand name Dolphine, Symoron, Amidone, Methadose, Physeptone, and Heptadon. Methadone or Methadone can be taken orally, intravenous, sublingual and through the rectum. Methadose is more known for what's called," Methadone Maintenance Therapy". Methadose maintenance has been becoming more and more common over… "Are you struggling with methadone addiction?"

Need to Know Addiction Facts for Parents

Facts for Parents about Drug Addiction Facts show that the involvement and support of a parent make teenage kids of these parents better performers, healthier and more disciplined. Most parents worry that they will have to compromise freedom for being there for their child. You and your child have probably had the talk about substance abuse; alcoholism, marijuana addiction and such vices when they were younger. How do you have a talk with your now… "Need to Know Addiction Facts for Parents"

Drug Abuse Information Parents Should Know

Information on Drug Abuse Parents Should Know The United States addiction crisis just keeps picking up steam in the media with the heroin overdoses from Carfentanyl and Fentanyl laced heroin. Prescription drugs, over the counter medicines, street drugs and alcohol remain at the forefront of the addiction culture in America. Illicit drugs like cocaine and heroin have been abused almost since the founding of America.  Prescription drug abuse occurs when someone takes the medication other… "Drug Abuse Information Parents Should Know"

Do You Need Relapse Prevention Therapy?

Why Do You Need Relapse Prevention Therapy? When you’re treating an addiction to drugs and alcohol relapse prevention therapy and be important in avoiding relapse. A relapse occurs when the addict in recovery returns to the addictive behavior, meaning he starts drinking or using drugs again. Many addicts relapse on drugs and alcohol due to acting out on old behaviors.   Some of the signs that precede a relapse: Angry or disgruntled behavior (yelling – lying –…

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The Truth about Drug Abuse and Addiction in the United States

Drugs & Their Popularity in the United States are Staggering Made popular in the 1960s by mass media and music, drugs have been a part of United States culture. They don’t choose age, sex, race, monthly income, or education. Drugs conquered all. There’s estimation that over 208 million people in the world consume illegal drugs. Only in the United States, and according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health from 2007, around 19.9 million…

"The Truth about Drug Abuse and Addiction in the United States"

What You Need to Know About Alcohol Relapse Prevention

Do you know about relapse prevention? Most people don’t realize that a relapse starts weeks, even months before you start drinking alcohol again. There are a few signs that you are given to. However, since you’re not actively searching for them, most people don’t even notice them. This ends with a relapse, which is why I am writing about relapse prevention. According to Gorski relapse prevention methods and studies, there are 3 different stages of…

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The Importance of Morning Positive Affirmations

30 Positive Affirmations to Kick Off the Week Positively Why are affirmations so important? Affirmations are important because they allow you to assure yourself of who you are and what you’re capable of. They also further affirm the facts about yourself which you may or may not believe to be true. Affirmations can be negative or positive; in fact you may already tell yourself affirmations throughout the day already without even knowing it. For example… "The Importance of Morning Positive Affirmations"

The Personal Journey of Recovery One Man’s Addiction Story

The Journey of Recovery is a Rocky Mountain it takes Faith to Navigate its Terrain  The question you need to ask yourself: Are you or your loved one worth saving? I believe you are. It all starts with the first step forward… Ask for Help! I grew up with a good family in a good home and loved by many. My perception was quite the opposite which caused a lot of the mess that came from addiction…

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Budget Cuts Continue To Affect Substance Abuse Programs

Budget cuts are affecting substance abuse programs across the nation. At Bright Futures Treatment Center, our doors stay open for all men seeking recovery. The importance of raising awareness about the prevalence of men’s drug addiction, especially with a heroin epidemic sweeping the nation, cannot be understated. Overdoses are on the rise as prescription pain pills and high purity heroin slowly creep their way into middle-class suburban neighborhoods. Many police forces now carry Narcan, and… "Budget Cuts Continue To Affect Substance Abuse Programs"

Getting Healthy and Recovering from Addiction

Recovering from addiction isn’t an easy task, but once you have recovered it shouldn’t just stop there… So… you’ve solved the drink and the drug problem. I am truly grateful that you have. The truth is though; the journey to recovery doesn’t just stop there. The reality is that over the years of drinking and drugging we have done a lot of damage to our bodies and we need to work on it as soon… "Getting Healthy and Recovering from Addiction"

How to Cope with Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms

Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms & How to Cope Right now our country in overwhelmed with an influx of heroin and opiate addiction. It’s on such a scale that the treatment industry as a whole is overwhelmed and can’t help everyone that calls into their rehabilitation center looking for drug and alcohol treatment. Many give up hope and turn to detoxing from home “cold turkey”. We wouldn’t recommend you do this, but if you do here is… "How to Cope with Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms"

Substance Abuse in Veterans with PTSD

PTSD and SUD Substance Use Disorder PTSD Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Abuse PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) is a common occurrence in many soldiers who have made it back from war. Many struggle with lost friends and imagery instilled in their mind from their active duty experience. Substance abuse in veterans with PTSD is not too much different than those who struggle with substance abuse or addiction from a young age. The only difference is… "Substance Abuse in Veterans with PTSD"

Relapse Prevention and Our Emotional Barometer

The Emotional Barometer Explosion That Precedes Relapse Understanding Your Emotional Barometer Could Prevent Relapse. 99% of humans have an emotional barometer. As humans we’re created to experience many emotions like anger, sadness, happiness and joyfulness. Unfortunately, many of us have been raised by family and conditioned to believe that certain emotions are wrong to have or we’re wrong for acting out on them. We can handle these emotions in either a negative way or a… "Relapse Prevention and Our Emotional Barometer"

Celebrities Who Died From Drug Overdose

How Many Celebrities Have Died from Overdose? It doesn’t make a difference where you live, how old you are, what your economic status or how famous you are, you are susceptible to becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol. Addiction can be deadly. The number of celebrities that have passed away due to overdose in the last few years should prove this point. Many of these celebrities had everything to live for in the eyes of the… "Celebrities Who Died From Drug Overdose"

Is Drug & Alcohol Addiction a Genetic Disease?

Is Addiction a Genetic Disease The brain is a muscle, anything you train it to do, you become dependent upon and the repetition develops the need for more of the same thing. This applies to drug and alcohol addiction as well... What role does family history have on your addiction? The most noteworthy research states that addiction accounts to 50% genetic predisposition and 50% poor coping skills developed as children. Numerous studies have confirmed this over… "Is Drug & Alcohol Addiction a Genetic Disease?"

The Addicts Mother to other Mothers

This story comes to you from the addicts mother. I lost my son to heroin addiction. I am writing this to separate the real from the fake. Some of what I will write may be too real for some to accept.  However, it is my truth and my hopes are to educate the family of the alcoholic or drug addict. Michael's Story of Addiction The point of view from the addicts mother. My son Michael… "The Addicts Mother to other Mothers"