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Understanding Opiate Addiction


Opioid Use Disorder While relapse may be common among addicts, it may also make it seem as though the cycle of drug abuse is inevitable and unending.The cycle of addiction however, is not always unending -- it just takes a long time for the brain to heal. When the levels of important chemicals are [...]

Understanding Opiate Addiction2020-10-23T16:57:48-07:00

How What You Think Affects What You Do


How What You Think Affects What You Do Much attention has been paid to the physical factors that influence addiction, such as tolerance and withdrawal effects. Far less attention has been devoted to understanding the psychological influences that get people stuck. So let’s have a discussion about one of the most common factors that [...]

How What You Think Affects What You Do2020-09-17T10:30:35-07:00

Are You A Potential Addict?


Are You A Potential Addict? Many people are partial to the odd guilty pleasure, whether it’s a sugary treat or an occasional glass of wine.  Perhaps your secret vice is to peep at Facebook while you’re at work, or maybe you indulge in retail therapy?  Many times it’s probably harmless, but for some people [...]

Are You A Potential Addict?2020-09-17T10:30:46-07:00

Alcoholic, Dysfunctional & Abusive Families


Alcoholic, Dysfunctional & Abusive Families People raised in alcoholic, dysfunctional or abusive families usually feel that they are different from other people. Terminal uniqueness is the condition where one feels that, “certainly no one is going to understand my behavior or problems." Adults from dysfunctional families are also super responsible or super irresponsible and [...]

Alcoholic, Dysfunctional & Abusive Families2020-09-17T10:29:17-07:00

Prescription Drug Abuse Treatment


Prescription Drug Abuse Treatment Some реорlе who аbuѕе prescription medications mау think thеу dоn't hаvе a рrоblеm оr thаt thеу аrе іn nо rіѕk оf hаrm in doing so. This is duе to some long-standing bеlіеfѕ аnd mіѕіnfоrmаtіоn. Thеѕе myths about prescription drug abuse саn bе dаngеrоuѕ unlеѕѕ more реорlе bесоmе аwаrе оf some [...]

Prescription Drug Abuse Treatment2020-09-17T11:09:12-07:00

Why Some People Don’t Get Mental Health Treatment


Why Some People Don't Get Mental Health Treatment We often forget that mental health challenges are sometimes invisible, no matter how happy someone might appear or how confident they might seem, we never really know what’s going on deep inside. When it comes to mental health, people often hide what they’re going through. Here [...]

Why Some People Don’t Get Mental Health Treatment2020-08-18T20:52:40-07:00

Personality Disorders Often Seen In Addicts & Alcoholics


Personality Disorders Often Seen In Addicts & Alcoholics If you were asked to describe a friend’s personality, you might describe them as generally being a creative type, or easy-going but nervous in groups. Basically, you’re trying to summarize the personal traits that make them who they are, how they think or how they act. [...]

Personality Disorders Often Seen In Addicts & Alcoholics2020-08-18T14:42:55-07:00

Childhood Abuse, Trauma & Recovery


Childhood Abuse, Trauma & Recovery When a child is used in any way for the sexual arousal of an adult or another child, whether through touching behaviors or non- touching behaviors, like exhibitionism or showing pornography, that child has been sexually abused. Sometimes the abuse is disguised as a game and very often the [...]

Childhood Abuse, Trauma & Recovery2020-08-18T14:08:12-07:00

Xanax – Addiction & Treatment


Xanax - Addiction & Treatment Alprazolam or Xanax іѕ a соmmоn bеnzоdіаzеріnе thаt hаѕ bееn one оf thе top psychoactive рrеѕсrірtіоnѕ fоr уеаrѕ.  It іѕ primarily uѕеd for anxiety and раnіс dіѕоrdеrѕ, but it hаѕ been рrеѕсrіbеd fo rother purposes. The substance іѕ аlѕо tаkеn recreationally.  Among thе positive еffесtѕ аrе аnxіеtу reduction, ѕеdаtіоn, [...]

Xanax – Addiction & Treatment2020-08-18T17:45:58-07:00

Finding A Higher Power


Finding A Higher Power It’s common, and often times necessary, for people on the journey of addiction recovery to desire a connection with a higher power. Sometimes, simply strengthening and refining our relationship to the house of worship from our upbringing can fulfill our need for connection with a higher power. In addition to [...]

Finding A Higher Power2020-08-18T13:25:05-07:00