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Heroin dependence

Heroin dependence

September 28th, 2016

What is heroin dependence? Heroin dependence occurs when your body adapts to the presence of heroin and cannot operate normally without it. In fact, people who are heroin dependent use heroin just to feel normal. However, the main characteristic for heroin dependence is the presence of heroin withdrawal symptoms when doses drop significantly or stop […]

Why a person gets addicted to drugs: The humanness of addiction

Why a person gets addicted to drugs: The humanness of addiction

September 26th, 2016

Holly Parker, Ph.D. places addiction in a larger human context, calling for compassion, understanding, and support. Her argument? The stigma linked to substance addiction is a form of social denial about just how human it is to turn to alcohol and drugs to steer clear of what hurts. More here.

3 The principles of A.A. & N.A.: Is total abstinence helping or hurting addicts?

The principles of A.A. & N.A.: Is total abstinence helping or hurting addicts?

September 25th, 2016

12 step support groups believe that total abstinence is the only means to complete recovery. But, can this notion be more harmful than beneficial for some individuals in recovery? More on why no one should be stigmatized for their drug replacement and maintenance, here.

Talk therapy: Can/Should you find a therapist online? An INTERVIEW with Talkspace

Talk therapy: Can/Should you find a therapist online? An INTERVIEW with Talkspace

September 24th, 2016

Can online therapy help you deal with your addiction problems? Is it possible to chat with a therapist from your home? More about how you can find and talk to a therapist online, here.

The cost of meth addiction (INFOGRAPHIC)

The cost of meth addiction (INFOGRAPHIC)

September 23rd, 2016

Meth is one of the most expensive drugs to produce and to obtain. Moreover, it costs you and our society a lot more in indirect expenses. How much exactly? We outline the real costs of meth use and abuse in this infographic.

Help for Ultram addiction

Help for Ultram addiction

September 22nd, 2016

Ultram addiction treatment includes physical and psychological therapies which need to be carefully monitored by medical professionals. More about the available treatment options and resources for Ultram addiction help here.

Can you get addicted to Vicodin?

Can you get addicted to Vicodin?

September 20th, 2016

Yes, Vicodin can lead to addiction. Read about what Vicodin’s chemistry, what makes Vicodin addictive, and the ways you can avoid addiction…plus, more here.

Addicted to negative thinking? A BOOK REVIEW to help you

Addicted to negative thinking? A BOOK REVIEW to help you

September 19th, 2016

Dealing with negative stinkin’ thinking in addiction recovery? Is it possible to restructure the perception you’ve built about yourself? Learn more on the causes of low self-esteem and techniques on how to get it back in this BOOK REVIEW!

Oxycodone

Oxycodone

September 18th, 2016

Why do people use oxycodone? Is it addictive? Everything you need to know about oxycodone is listed here:

Adverse effects of methadone (INFOGRAPHIC)

Adverse effects of methadone (INFOGRAPHIC)

September 16th, 2016

An infographic explaining the behavioral, physical, psychological, sexual, reproductive and other side effects of methadone abuse.

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