May 8, 2018

The Increasing Dangers of Over-the-counter Drug Abuse

The Increasing Dangers of Over-the-counter Drug Abuse A growing number of people are turning to over-the-counter drugs to get high. Both cost and availability contribute to this trend, and teenagers are leading the way as these drugs are much easier to obtain than alcohol and other substances. Though most believe that over-the-counter drugs must be harmless, medical science proves otherwise: take a look at the real dangers posed by over-the-counter drug abuse. The Dangers of Over-the-counter Drug Abuse Over-the-counter (OTC) medications are drugs that are available in supermarkets or drugstores without a prescription. These medications are usually safe if taken at the recommended dosages. However, if abused, these drugs can […]
April 28, 2018

7 Signs Your Loved One Has a Chemical Dependency (And What You Can Do About it)

7 Signs Your Loved One Has a Chemical Dependency (And What You Can Do About it) 7 Signs Your Loved One Has a Chemical Dependency Do you fear that a loved one might be suffering from a chemical dependency? Here are the signs you should look out for and how you can help them recover. Keyword(s): Chemical Dependency Does your loved one have a problem? Are you considering a chemical dependency program, but you’re unsure whether or not they need one? What are the consequences if your loved one doesn’t receive the treatment he needs? In the United States, drug overdoses were responsible for more than 64,000 deaths in 2016. […]
April 26, 2018

8 Tips For a Successful Family Intervention

8 Tips For a Successful Family Intervention 8 Tips For a Successful Family Intervention Confronting a loved one about their addiction can be a huge challenge for everyone involved. Here are some tips to ensure a successful family intervention. Keyword(s): Family intervention Watching someone you love dearly turn into someone you don’t recognize at all is one of the most painful experiences you can endure. 40 million Americans 12-years-old and older are addicted to drugs and alcohol. And that doesn’t count other addictions. Only 10% are receiving treatment – making it a fatal epidemic. Sitting by idly is difficult, but at the same time, you don’t want to send them […]
April 19, 2018

The Addiction Recovery Special Diet- How Nutrition Is Important For Addicts In Recovery

The Addiction Recovery Special Diet- How Nutrition Is Important For Addicts In Recovery To maintain healthy recovery from some addictions, you need to pay attention to many things including your mental, emotional and physical health. And this includes nutritional consumption. By eating right, you are giving your body the much-needed minerals and vitamins it requires. Through this, you can speed up your addiction recovery, restore your energy level, boost your overall health, elevate mood and keep the vital organs well functioning. Healthy nutrition and recovery from addiction go hand in hand. Thus it is crucial to maintain well balanced and healthy diet and take the least amount of packed foods […]
April 15, 2018

Lurking Danger! The Legal & Criminal Aspects of Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Lurking Danger!  The Legal & Criminal Aspects of Drug and Alcohol Addiction Welcome to one of the most dangerous aspects of addiction. The possibility of getting caught in a criminal or legal complication is a hazard that is often ignored and usually not discussed until it’s too late. Most addicts or alcoholics, and even the people in their lives, ignore these dangers when dealing with addiction. Yet, they are the ones that are affected and will suffer the most when something happens. The actual addiction can be like the tip of an iceberg, a glimpse of the practical addiction issues while underneath lies a huge body of potential risks that […]
March 31, 2018

Misusage, Addiction, and Codependency Relationships in Drug and Alcohol Addictions

Misusage, Addiction, and Codependency Relationships in Drug and Alcohol Addictions Understanding the Terms: Misuasage vs Addiction It can often be very hard for an addict to find help, let alone complete a successful treatment. In this article, I will not be focusing on the treatment itself. I will instead talk about an important factor that could highly influence the outcome of the treatment; Codependency. So, what exactly is codependency and what are the signs of codependency in a relationship with a person who is an addict? First, before we discuss codependency, we need to define the terms addiction and misuse. The term „addiction“ should not be confused with the term […]