Category Archives: Addiction Articles

  • The Correlation Between Intelligence and Addiction
    Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

    The Correlation Between Intelligence and Addiction

    Intelligence and Addiction A large number of stigmas (negative ideas about a certain behavior) surround drug use. Many people have an idea in their heads of what an addict looks like based on these stigmas, but that image is...
  • Kratom Overdoses Are on the Rise: Why They Are Hard to Spot
    Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

    Kratom Overdoses Are on the Rise: Why They Are Hard to Spot

    Kratom, an over-the-counter herbal drug, is made from a plant in Southeast Asia. The drug is gaining popularity because it reportedly helps ease opioid withdrawals as well as treat other health issues like fatigue or pain. Between 3 and...
  • How Long Does Alcohol Detox Take?
    Monday, March 12th, 2018

    How Long Does Alcohol Detox Take?

    The stages of alcohol withdrawal, while unique for each individual, follow a familiar pattern. Some call this pattern an alcohol withdrawal timeline. When those trying to overcome alcohol dependency use this timeline, it can help them map their path...
  • Can You Get Addicted to LSD?
    Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

    Can You Get Addicted to LSD?

    D-lysergic acid diethylamide, known as LSD or acid, is one of a diverse class of drugs known as hallucinogens, which alter perceptions, thoughts, and feelings. LSD is the most widely used hallucinogen, and one of the most powerful drugs...
  • Are Compulsive Sexual Behaviors Different From Sex Addiction?
    Monday, January 1st, 2018

    Are Compulsive Sexual Behaviors Different From Sex Addiction?

    “Sex addiction” is controversial among mental health treatment providers, professionals, and psychologists alike. Equating process addictions with chemical addictions can be problematic. Instead, many use terms like hypersexuality, hypersexual disorder, or even nymphomania. More accurately, Refinery29 explains, is the...
  • Symptoms of Sexual Addiction
    Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

    Symptoms of Sexual Addiction

    Unlike chemical addictions, sexual addiction does not have an official diagnosis in the medical community. However, sexual addiction shares many similarities with substance use disorders; therefore, many of the same treatment modalities are used in both types of addictions,...
  • The 7 Hardest Addictions to Break
    Monday, December 4th, 2017

    The 7 Hardest Addictions to Break

    Addiction is the result of several variable factors that conspire together: Our family history, our psychological and emotional well-being, our access to addictive substances, and the acceptance of drugs, alcohol, and certain behaviors in our social circle. Once we...
  • Why is Meth Dangerous?
    Monday, November 20th, 2017

    Why is Meth Dangerous?

                    Methamphetamine, commonly known as meth, chalk, crank, crystal, or ice, is a central nervous system stimulant that is chemically similar to amphetamines. Unlike amphetamines, however, meth use is almost entirely recreational....
  • Is Nicotine a Drug?
    Thursday, November 16th, 2017

    Is Nicotine a Drug?

    Nicotine, a component of tobacco, is a widely available, highly addictive drug. Like other drugs that lead to addiction, nicotine use is marked by compulsive drug-seeking behavior, even in the face of negative consequences. If stopped abruptly, withdrawal symptoms...
  • Why are inhalants dangerous?
    Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

    Why are inhalants dangerous?

                  While many substances of abuse can be inhaled, either through snorting or smoking, the term inhalants refers specifically to substances that can only be inhaled – either by being sprayed into the...
  • How Drug Abuse Causes Memory Loss
    Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

    How Drug Abuse Causes Memory Loss

    The negative effects of drugs and alcohol on memory are well documented. As one of the brain’s cognitive functions, memory plays a key role in acquiring knowledge and understanding. When memory is compromised, so are other cognitive functions, including...