Flakka is a synthetic drug derived from khat and is similar to both bath salts (cathinones) and amphetamines. It can trigger anxiety, paranoia, and delusions that lead to psychosis. More on the drug Flakka here.
An opinion piece weighing in on the debate of substance abuse as choice, and the role of Contingency Management in the treatment of addiction.
Irritability, sleep problems, and low energy can be signals of clinical depression. So, if you’re in addiction recovery…how are these two conditions related? How are they treated? We review ways you can cope with addiction and depression here.
If you think you have a problem with drinking, you probably do. More here on denial, intervention, and steps towards a different life.
Are you stressed by the holidays? A brief guide of self-help techniques to help people in addiction recovery manage anxiety and stress during the holidays.
The NUMBER ONE key to preventing relapse is honesty. More on what family members and addicts themselves can do to prevent relapse here.
A snapshot of what’s happening in America, and how emerging trends signal an increase in heroin use and related problems.
Addiction is often related to particular risk factors including environmental and genetic background. More on why addiction is unique to certain individuals here.
Descriptions of speaker meetings, Big Book study vs. step studies, and topic/discussion meetings. Plus, a description of specific A.A. groups and their functions here.
Popping a few extra pills can seem benign, but treatments such as psychotherapy, meditation, exercise, and dietary changes carry fewer risks and, in many cases, may work better to manage symptoms. More on Rx opioid overdose and its signs here.