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January 29, 2018

Foods That Are Good for the Liver

The liver is an underappreciated organ that helps your body rid toxins. You do not want to wait until it stops functioning to start appreciating it. A healthy liver is very important to your body in which it cleans your blood, produces the important digestive liquid bile and stores energy in the form of the sugar glycogen. When you take a pain reliever for a headache, the liver breaks down the active ingredient to help with your headache.

January 29, 2018

Fentanyl- A Deadly Opioid Addiction

Fentanyl is a synthetic opiate pain reliever that is prescribed with those who suffer severe pain or injury after they have surgery. Like all drugs, fentanyl can be abused too in that many experience a state of euphoria and feel relaxed after. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, more than 1,000 died in the U.S. from fentanyl from 2005-2007. Those under the influence of fentanyl need to seek treatment to prevent the chances of contributing to this statistic.

January 29, 2018

Extreme Behaviors in Love Addiction

Sex addiction is when the person is addicted to engaging in sexual behaviors and cannot stop having sexual thoughts. Then there is love addiction where sex is not the main pursuit. Someone can be in love with the idea of love as they go from one relationship to the other. Someone can also go to the point of obsession where that person occupies their thoughts on an everyday basis. That person is put above everything and everyone else such as family, friends, and work.

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.