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.

October 9, 2017

You Can Accomplish More When Sober

You may think that drinking and doing drugs is the only way to have more fun. The truth is that alcohol and drugs can hold you back from being the best person you can be. Being under the influence can slow you down, impair your memory, and affect your behavior whereas being sober can help you enjoy all of the great things that life has to offer.

October 6, 2017

Sobriety is Not a Social Life Sentence

You already took brave steps as you chose to say goodbye to your addiction and embrace a new you. By living the sober lifestyle, that means drugs and alcohol are no longer your sources of fun. You might at first think now that you are sober, the party and the fun you had is over. Maybe what you used to consider as fun is over but that does not mean you will not enjoy the sober life just as much.

October 5, 2017

How People are Impacted by Dependence on Marijuana

The addictive potential of marijuana is relatively low even though THC produces physical dependence. Though it is a small per cent of people who develop dependence on marijuana, cannabis dependence is twice as prevalent as dependence on any other illicit psychoactive substance.