What is Secondhand Drinking?

Drinking alcohol can have negative impact not only on the person consuming it but on the people around them. Discover what secondhand drinking is and how it affects 90 million Americans.
By |October 22nd, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Common Items People Use to Take Drugs

Abusing drugs is not always as straight-forward as taking a medication in the way that it is prescribed. When an individual is abusing drugs, he or she may use common items to either take the drugs or to hide the substance, explains the Department of Justice. Recognizing items that are commonly used for substance abuse can help determine if a loved one is abusing drugs and may need professional help.

Common Household Items

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How Media Can Influnece Drug Use

There are a number of ways of how the media can influence drug use. This post looks at some of the ways that media influence, may lead to drug use.
By |October 20th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

ASAM Twitter Chat Takeaways

We co-hosted another #RecoveryTalk Twitter chat with Young People In Recovery. The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) joined us to discuss barriers to treatment and much more.
By |October 17th, 2014|Categories: General Addiction||0 Comments

Common Ingredients Used to Make Drugs

Although there are a wide variety of ingredients used to make drugs, certain items are commonly found in many substances. This post will look at some of them.

Love, Touch, Sex and Recovery Workshop

We're hosting a workshop presented by Dr. Erica Goodstone, PhD., LMHC, LMFT. The workshop titled “Love, Touch, Sex and Recovery” will be held on November 7th. Click here to learn more about this educational event.
By |October 16th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

A Guide To Street Drugs Names

The following is a guide to street names for the most commonly used drugs.

How Drug Use Causes Depression

Depending on the substance, the effects can vary; however, drug use changes the way hormones are released causing depressive disorders.

How to Motivate Yourself to go to Rehab

The decision to seek treatment for addiction is the first step towards recovery, because it means that you or a loved one is no longer denying that a problem exists. Although it is important to realize that substance misuse is a problem, getting motivated to go to rehab to begin the recovery process can be challenging. You or a loved one may feel worried about the detoxification phase, the activities or even life after […]

By |October 9th, 2014|Categories: Rehab||1 Comment

Drugs That Can Cause Paranoia

It is difficult, to say the least, when you or a loved one becomes paranoid. Depending on the severity of the paranoia, an individual may feel uncomfortable with his or her lifestyle, workplace, or even loved ones. In some cases, an individual may lose his or her sense of trust due to the use of drugs. Discovering which substances can cause paranoia may help determine when it is time to seek professional help.

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