Category Archives: Addiction Articles

  • Self Harm Addiction: How it Impacts Substance Use Disorders
    Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

    Self Harm Addiction: How it Impacts Substance Use Disorders

    Many people assume that self harm addiction and suicide are the same thing. They are not. The goal of suicide is death while self harm addiction is a coping mechanism for overwhelming emotions. Substance use disorder often co-occurs with...
  • What Are Harm Reduction Services in Recovery?
    Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

    What Are Harm Reduction Services in Recovery?

    When someone is struggling with a substance use disorder, that person must be accepted for where they are at. Holding a person to an unrealistic set of expectations is unfair. Not everyone can make the jump to sobriety overnight;...
  • How to Do a Medical Intervention for Prescription Drug Abuse
    Thursday, February 10th, 2022

    How to Do a Medical Intervention for Prescription Drug Abuse

    People use the word intervention to provide an accurate description of a person putting themselves into someone’s life with the hope that they can alter their behaviors or the consequences of present circumstances. In many instances, interventions end with...
  • Opiate Pupils
    Thursday, February 10th, 2022

    Opiate Pupils

    The dark part of your eye is called the pupil. Depending on the lighting conditions, your eyes can grow or shrink. However, other factors, such as drugs, can also affect the size of your pupils. Opioids and opiates cause...
  • Adderall Overdose Symptoms
    Thursday, February 10th, 2022

    Adderall Overdose Symptoms

    Being able to quickly identify signs of an Adderall overdose can be lifesaving. Adderall is a medication that is designed to treat psychological disorders, and is very effective in doing so. However, because of its effectiveness and extreme potency,...
  • 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....