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.

What is […]

3 Medicines Used to Treat Alcohol Addiction

Although there are a number of treatment options to treat an alcohol addiction, here are 3 medicines used to treat alcoholism. Learn more about them here.

How Addiction is Diagnosed

When a loved one is using drugs or alcohol, you may be concerned about the possibility that he or she will develop an addiction. Although the misuse of drugs or alcohol can suggest that an addiction exists, addiction is actually a very complicated disorder that can be influenced by genetics. Addiction requires an assessment from an accredited professional to obtain an accurate diagnosis.

Dependence vs. Addiction

Identifying the misuse of a substance does not always mean […]

By |October 6th, 2014|Categories: Addiction Information||0 Comments

Over-The-Counter Drugs That Can Lead to Addiction

While over-the-counter drugs, when taken as directed, are considered safe, when the recommended dosage is exceeded, problems can arise. Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are increasing in their abuse and addiction due to their convenience, low cost, and widespread availability.