October 24, 2017

Health Threats of MDMA Abuse

MDMA is a powerful psychoactive drug that is used for recreational use. When taken, the side effects can be increased euphoria, empathy, and heightened sensations. According to the 2015 European Drug report, 37% of club-goers in Europe from ages 14-35 have used MDMA. The 1980s was the beginning of the recreational use which was associated with popular house/rave and techno music that started in Chicago and then made its way to Europe during the Second Summer of Love era in the UK in 1988.

October 23, 2017

8 Signs You’ve Become Addicted to Marijuana

Marijuana is just like any other addiction that comes with its symptoms and consequences. The first step to going on the road to recovery is recognizing these symptoms. If you experience any of the following symptoms, then it is possible that you have an addiction to marijuana and need to seek help for it.

October 20, 2017

Change is Constant

It was Greek philosopher Heraclitus who said that “change is the only constant in life.” It means that the world is always changing and so are people. Not only is change always happening but it also unavoidable. Being afraid of change is normal. Especially when change comes unexpectedly and everything that you are used to becomes different. The truth is that change is not something that anyone can hide from.

October 19, 2017

Prescription Drug Addiction Starts Everyday

If you are taking larger doses of prescription medication, are taking them out of boredom, constantly calling for refills, or making false prescription papers to send to the pharmacy, then you are addicted to prescription drugs. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, 91 Americans die every day from prescription drug overdoses.

October 17, 2017

Alcoholism and Gambling Addiction

Just like having an alcohol addiction, problem gambling can take a large effect on your life too. Those with gambling addiction spend majority of their time thinking about gambling and how to get money in order to fund their gambling. They feel the need to bet money more frequently and become irritable if they stop gambling. The co-occurrence of alcoholics and problem gamblers can impact them financially, cause legal problems, strained relationships, career loss, and much more.

October 16, 2017

12 Step Programs Worldwide

Eighty years ago, there was no such thing as 12 Step Programs. If you had an addiction, you would be sent to a psychiatric ward because no one would know what to do with you. The only way to be treated was just to stop.

October 13, 2017

Cocaine Addiction in Europe

Cocaine is the second most popular illegal recreational drug in Europe next to marijuana. Ever since the mid-1990s, cocaine addiction has been on the rise. Spain and Portugal are the main entry points of cocaine which enters directly by shipment across the Atlantic or by air to the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, France, Germany, and the UK. According to the EMCDDA, from 2001-2006, there have been 72,700 cases of seizures as a result of cocaine with 58% in Spain.

October 12, 2017

Signs You Need a Medical Detox Program

Those with alcohol addiction have a constant struggle of trying to quit. Quitting cold turkey can make you feel like you cannot live without alcohol. You know that you need to cleanse your body from those harmful substances but you do not know how or how long your body can be without alcohol. There are a number of signs that you need to seek a medical detox program before more damage is done to your body and mind.

October 11, 2017

The Benefits of Napping

Imagine having an entire weekend full of studying that needs to be done. You stress about the amount of material that you need to memorize and are worried it will take more than a weekend to complete. You plan on pulling an all-nighter by waking up early in the morning and studying until three in the morning with no breaks in between.

October 10, 2017

The Urinalysis Test

When certain parts of your body are in pain such as your back, frequent or painful urination, or blood found in your urine, the best thing to do is to take a urinalysis test. It is a set of screenings and tests to detect common diseases and diagnose conditions in the excretory system such as urinary tract infections, kidney disorders, liver, and diabetes. This is a test that can be done in doctor's offices, urgent-care facilities, laboratories, and hospitals.