Category Archives: Addiction Articles

  • Marijuana and Brain Cells: How Does Marijuana Affect Your Brain?
    Monday, July 26th, 2021

    Marijuana and Brain Cells: How Does Marijuana Affect Your Brain?

    Marijuana is rapidly becoming legal throughout the U.S. As it does, usage is likely to increase, especially among those who were previously scared off by potential legal ramifications. With the easing of restrictions and the increase in availability, you...
  • The Myths and Facts About Heroin
    Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

    The Myths and Facts About Heroin

    Knowing someone who is hooked on any narcotic is nothing short of a crisis. Heroin addiction is no exception. However, while it is a crisis, and while heroin addiction is no small matter, there is a lot of misinformation...
  • How Do Drugs Affect the Brain?
    Monday, April 5th, 2021

    How Do Drugs Affect the Brain?

    The brain is the most complex organ in the human body. It’s responsible for every single action we do; it’s required for talking, eating, driving, singing, moving, and everything else. The brain is made up of chemical compounds known...
  • Warning Signs of Alcohol Abuse in Teens
    Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

    Warning Signs of Alcohol Abuse in Teens

    There are a multitude of potential dangers for teenagers. Between bullying, peer pressure, and cyberbullying they face many more dangers today than teenagers a generation or two ago. These dangers are a big concern for parents who are looking...
  • Talking to Your Teens About Marijuana and Other Drugs
    Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

    Talking to Your Teens About Marijuana and Other Drugs

    No one is immune to the risks associated with drugs and alcohol. Kids may come into contact with drugs sooner than you expect, so it’s almost never too soon to begin talking about the dangers of drugs and addiction....
  • A Guide to Painkiller Addiction
    Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

    A Guide to Painkiller Addiction

    Opioids and opiates are great for relieving pain, but they can be highly addictive, leading to many problems with a person’s health and well-being. In fact, nearly 130 people die each day from opioid overdoses in the United States....
  • Teen Talk: Common Drugs, Facts and Signs of Drug Abuse
    Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

    Teen Talk: Common Drugs, Facts and Signs of Drug Abuse

    Teenagers are using drugs at declining rates when compared to historical statistics. For young people, the use of illegal drugs other than marijuana is lower than it has been in more than 20 years. However, even with declining drug...
  • Alcohol Use Disorder: A Complete Guide
    Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

    Alcohol Use Disorder: A Complete Guide

    “Alcohol use disorder” is the term used to describe a pattern of problematic alcohol use. Those afflicted with this disorder may be preoccupied with drinking alcohol, may continue to drink it even when problems occur, may need to drink...
  • All About Alcohol Withdrawal
    Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

    All About Alcohol Withdrawal

    For people who drink large amounts of alcohol regularly for many months, stopping drinking can lead to symptoms that affect both the body and mind. These symptoms are part of alcohol withdrawal syndrome, a possibly life-threatening condition that results...
  • How Addiction Affects Your Sex Life
    Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

    How Addiction Affects Your Sex Life

    Drug addiction affects all aspects of your life—from your job to your relationships to your sex life. Drugs can make sex more difficult—and riskier for you and your partner(s). The decisions you make regarding sex while you are high...