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January 24, 2018

Emotional Detoxing

Sometimes you can feel so many emotions at once that you do not how to handle it. Many people try to deny their emotions or react in violent/self-harming ways as an outlet instead of talking about your feelings and embracing them. While drug detoxes help cleanse the body of the toxins that came from drugs, emotional detoxes help cleanse your mind of your negative emotions in a healthy way.

January 24, 2018

Drama Therapy

Drama therapy is when you use theater techniques to express your feelings, solve your problems, and achieve your goals. You do not need to be an award-winning actor or to have a theater background in order to take part in drama therapy. Drama therapy is all about playing enacting scenes in order to express yourself in ways that words alone would not be effective.

January 24, 2018

Domestic Violence and Addiction

Domestic violence is when you exhibit abusive behavior to gain or maintain power and control over your intimate partner. Domestic violence can fall under emotional, physical, psychological, sexual, or financial abuse. According to Addiction Center, 80% of domestic violence cases are related to drugs. When people on drugs or alcohol, it causes them to be aggressive and have low impulse control, causing them to hurt the ones they love and not be able to stop.

January 24, 2018

Dedicated Worker or Workaholic?

It is hard to know when someone is a workaholic or just someone who wants to log in as many hours to please their boss. Work addiction is considered the most socially acceptable form of addiction. ProjectKnow says that 5%-10% suffer from work addiction where a person really enjoys work or feels compelled to where that is all they do.

January 24, 2018

Adderall Addiction

Adderall is an addictive stimulant that tends to stimulate alertness and productivity. The effects of this drug are not like taking caffeine pills that help keep you awake but more like taking cocaine in which the consequences can be extreme and deadly. According to Addiction Center, there were almost sixteen million prescriptions for Adderall in 2012 which is triple the amount of prescriptions of 2008.

January 24, 2018

Common Misconceptions of Drug Addiction

People think that having an addiction is a choice as well as a character flaw. It is important to set the record straight about the truth of drug addiction so that more can be done in regards to treatment and how it is viewed.

January 24, 2018

10 Commonly Abused Drugs in Ireland

  1. Heroin: An opiate with strong sedative and painkilling effects. You can feel long-term drowsiness as well as fall into a coma and stop breathing. It can stay in your system for three to eight days.

January 3, 2018

How to Overcome Addiction

Overcoming addiction make seem like an impossible feat because doing drugs was a routine that you were accustomed to. Stopping drug use involves making a lot of big life changes. It is important to never give up and to remind yourself that if you are experiencing stresses and obstacles along the road to recovery, the real world works that way too and to not feel discouraged.

January 2, 2018

FAQ on Drug Addiction

Q. What is drug abuse and how is it developed?

  1. Drug abuse is a complex, serious brain disease where you find yourself craving drugs as well as seeking and using them despite the negative consequences they can bring to your life. It can develop when the continued use of drugs causes health problems, lacking responsibility in school, work, and relationships. Addiction changes the parts of the brain responsible for self-control and decision making.

January 2, 2018

What to Expect in Early Recovery

In early recovery, you will have to learn to not depend anymore on drugs and alcohol to achieve happiness. The key to a successful early recovery is for your priority to be on achieving sobriety and staying away from anything that can trigger a relapse.