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What is the drug Flakka?

What is the drug Flakka?

May 8th, 2015

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.

Is addiction a choice? Contingency Management as treatment option

Is addiction a choice? Contingency Management as treatment option

April 17th, 2015

An opinion piece weighing in on the debate of substance abuse as choice, and the role of Contingency Management in the treatment of addiction.

6 Coping with depression and addiction

Coping with depression and addiction

February 27th, 2015

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.

8 I cannot control my drinking: Now what?

I cannot control my drinking: Now what?

February 5th, 2015

If you think you have a problem with drinking, you probably do. More here on denial, intervention, and steps towards a different life.

3 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques for holiday anxiety

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques for holiday anxiety

December 20th, 2014

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.

3 How can I help someone prevent relapse?

How can I help someone prevent relapse?

November 9th, 2014

The NUMBER ONE key to preventing relapse is honesty. More on what family members and addicts themselves can do to prevent relapse here.

1 The heroin epidemic in America

The heroin epidemic in America

October 5th, 2014

A snapshot of what’s happening in America, and how emerging trends signal an increase in heroin use and related problems.

2 Why do addicts use drugs?

Why do addicts use drugs?

August 28th, 2014

Addiction is often related to particular risk factors including environmental and genetic background. More on why addiction is unique to certain individuals here.

1 Types of A.A. meetings

Types of A.A. meetings

July 28th, 2014

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.

Preventing prescription opioid overdose

Preventing prescription opioid overdose

June 20th, 2014

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.

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