Addiction does not have to be a life sentence. Life as a recovering person can be exciting and rewarding. Getting clean and sober is not easy, but you can do it! There is hope. All you must do is begin.
Painkiller Addiction Causes: American Culture and Why We Think it’s Okay to be Addicted to Prescription OpioidsSeptember 17th, 2013
A painkiller can be a problem, not a cure, for pain. In fact, painkillers kill tens of thousands of patients every year. How did this come about? More from personal injury lawyer Richard P. Console Jr. here.
What does it mean to be “almost addicted”? Are those who do not meet clinical diagnostic standards for addiction still OK? We explore here.
How do you tell the difference between someone having an off day and someone who is abusing drugs or alcohol? We review here.
YES. You can easily become addicted to taking bath salt. More about what bath salt is made of, bath salt addictive-ness and the potential risks of bath salt here.
Can you get high off embalming fluid? How formaldehyde, methanol, and ethanol are being used as carriers for PCP here.
We present four (4) exercises on how to find motivation to quit drugs. Spend one hour of homework and increase your chances of sustained recovery here.
Physical dependence = tolerance to a chemical + withdrawal when you lower dosage or quit. Addiction = compulsive substance use despite negative consequences. More on dependence vs addiction here.
We outline why fighting illegal drug supply in Africa is so challenging. Dr. Peter Ndege gives his insight on illegal drugs and drug trafficking in Africa here.
Is drug addiction simply a matter of chemical dependence? Rabbi Shais Taub helps us take a closer look at the biological model of drug addiction and understand why chemical dependency alone does not qualify as the way to define drug addiction.