People with substance use disorders (SUD) often mix drugs, that is when one takes two or more different types of narcotics at the same time, in order to amplify the intensity of one’s euphoria. It is relatively common for individuals to take an “upper” like cocaine with a “downer” like heroin, an action often referred...Read More
People who make a living in the music industry are no strangers to drugs and alcohol. One could even argue that mind-altering substances go hand-in-hand with being in a band. Playing concerts in different cities around the world can put a lot of stress on individuals, not to mention the anxiety that often arises from...Read More
If you were to ask a recovering alcoholic or addict if they wished that they made different associations in their brain when they thought about a drink or a drug, they would probably say “yes.” Those in recovery from addiction have unhealthy relationships with certain substances. And even after drugs or alcohol negatively impact their...Read More
If you are the mother or father of someone living with the disease of addiction, you know first-hand how difficult it is to continue to stand by a child who is seemingly predisposed to acting against their best interest. On the one hand, they are your child. One of the few people in life who...Read More
The stakes are incredibly high for people using heroin today, much more so than for people who used heroin over a decade ago. There was a time when heroin addicts would wonder if a bag was either weak or strong; however, today’s heroin addicts find themselves wondering if their heroin is weak, strong or fatal...Read More
Government officials and law enforcement agencies have been waging a “war on drugs” since 1971. For over forty years, it goes without saying, not only has the war not been won, it has only served to ruin the lives of millions of Americans. While there is little question over whether or not drugs are bad...Read More
Tomorrow marks the beginning of National Recovery Month. It is an important time for everyone working a program of addiction recovery. Every September, events are held all over the country to acknowledge the millions of people working to better their existence. Everyone one who has lived in active addiction is fully aware that recovery is...Read More
People who have decided to enter a substance use disorder treatment center often have some misconceptions about what it will take to find recovery. It is quite common for addicts and alcoholics to think that all they have to do is stop using drugs or alcohol, and after thirty days or longer, they will no...Read More
Parents who expose their children to heavy alcohol or drug use put them at a number of risks. While there is no way of telling which children will experience problems later in life due to their parents’ behavior, it practically goes without saying that many children will develop unhealthy relationships with mind altering substances based...Read More
Despite the good intentions and best efforts of the last eight Presidents dating back to Richard Nixon, the “war on drugs” in the United States has been a failure. While various campaigns have managed to imprison drug dealers, the true casualties have been those who suffer from the disease of addiction. With treatment and continued...Read More
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