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Angelina Jolie quotes on drugs and addiction (INFOGRAPHIC)

Angelina Jolie quotes on drugs and addiction (INFOGRAPHIC)

August 4th, 2014

"I know addiction in all forms, yes." "I will always feel a bit like a punk kid." "The one that has the worst effect for me was pot." More on her experiences with and opinions on drugs and addiction here.

1 Tolerance to alcohol

Tolerance to alcohol

August 3rd, 2014

Those who become alcohol-tolerant require more alcohol to manifest the effects of drinking. The development of tolerance is shown by an increase in the amount of alcohol required to produce the desired effects and can indicate the onset of physical dependence. More on developing tolerance to alcohol here.

How to cope with addiction: 5 steps for surviving a lifequake

How to cope with addiction: 5 steps for surviving a lifequake

August 1st, 2014

How can you survive and thrive in addiction recovery? Here, you'll find 5 principles to encourage you to reach out and get help, from Dr. Howard Samuels.

4 Dependence on alcohol

Dependence on alcohol

July 31st, 2014

Alcohol dependence manifests when the central nervous system adapts to the presence of alcohol in the body. People who are dependent on alcohol experience withdrawal symptoms when drinking slows down or stops. More on alcohol dependence here.

2 Tolerance to cocaine

Tolerance to cocaine

July 30th, 2014

Tolerance to cocaine develops rapidly, especially with continual heavy use. More on how people develop tolerance to cocaine and whether or not you can lower cocaine tolerance here.

23 Cold turkey alcohol

Cold turkey alcohol

July 29th, 2014

Doctors recommend that anyone detoxing from alcohol get a full medical assessment first. In fact, going cold turkey off alcohol can put you at risk of harm. More on cold turkey alcohol detox here.

6 The power of prayer in addiction recovery

The power of prayer in addiction recovery

July 27th, 2014

A guide to why and how to pray in addiction recovery for people who identify as Christians.

Hiding an addiction: 3 questions to ask yourself

Hiding an addiction: 3 questions to ask yourself

July 25th, 2014

Are you or a loved one hiding an addiction? How do you know if there's even a problem with drugs or alcohol? A quick away to assess drug or alcohol problems in your family here.

Families of addicts: Seeing addiction from the other side

Families of addicts: Seeing addiction from the other side

July 23rd, 2014

Like addicts, families of addicts can face their own set of symptoms due to the cycle of the disease. But there is hope! Learn where to find help for families of addicts here.

126 How long does marijuana last?

How long does marijuana last?

July 19th, 2014

A typical high from smoking marijuana lasts about 2 hours. However, psychomotor impairment can persist, even after the initial high effects are gone. More on duration of action and effects of marijuana here.

54 Crystal meth detox symptoms

Crystal meth detox symptoms

July 17th, 2014

Symptoms of crystal meth detox include muscle & joint pain, fatigue, depression, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. More on what to expect during crystal meth detox here.

Loving an addict and losing sight of the small stuff

Loving an addict and losing sight of the small stuff

August 2nd, 2014

You can learn how to love an addict and still let the addict live out their own addiction without affecting every aspect of your life. More on loving an addict and maintaining a health state of mind here.

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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.

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1The social stigma of addiction

The social stigma of addiction

July 24th, 2014

The social stigma surrounding substance use disorders is that addiction is a choice, a character flaw, and a lack of integrity. More on this stigma and how you can change it here.

2What is meth used for?

What is meth used for?

July 18th, 2014

Methamphetamine (meth) is one of the most addictive stimulant drugs out there. In this article we’ll take a look at the most common issues considering the use of meth and its effects on the human body.

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