Why do people start using alcohol or drugs? How can you help an addict quit?January 12th, 2017 1
How can you spot signs of addiction around the Holidays? And how do you act around someone in addiction recovery during the Season? Tips and information from Dr. Harold Urschel, MD here.
If you are concerned about a loved one's drinking problem, how do you bring it up? Here are a few ideas to help you open up the drinking conversation and ways to prepare for the talk.
Evidence suggests that exercise is an essential treatment option that aids in addiction recovery. Your workout can releases endorphins in the body, curbs the negative withdrawal effects, and make you feel better. More, here.
How is doctors’ reluctance to prescribe painkillers leading to more synthetic drug use? What opioids are being created in the labs and how are people using them? We explain here.
Meth belongs to the group of drugs called stimulants and is not a narcotic. Read more about the addictive potential of meth and it's placement under the Controlled Substances Act, here.
Oxycodone is an extremely habit forming painkiller. Learn how you can recognize oxycodone addiction and what you can do to avoid it, here.
Recognize the signs and symptoms of physical addiction to Ritalin in yourself or in someone close to you. How can physical Ritalin addiction be treated? More, here.
What can you do if you’ve uncovered a gambling problem in the family? Advice from someone who knows. Syndey Smith is an internationally certified gambling counselor and former spouse of a problem gambler. More here.
The U.S. National Survey on Drug Use and Health has found that about 8.6 million citizens aged 12+ have admitted to using crack. But, what does the typical person using crack cocaine look like? This infographic is based on trusted governmental statistics and can answer your questions. Check it out!
The face of addiction problems and treatment is changing on a global level. What can Europe’s private addiction treatment centers offer? Find the answers in this interview with Alpine Horizon, a luxury rehab center in Switzerland.
In How I Became My Father...A Drunk, Bill Brochert tells his transgenerational family story of alcoholism. More on why this book is a page-turner (and we recommend it for your recovery library) like few others. Our thoughts here.