Anger Management and Drug Abuse: Maintaining Healthy Emotional Habits

   Canadian writer Laurence Peter has coined the phrase “speak when you are angry and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.” Being angry is the worst. We’ve all been through the agony of feeling pent up and it’s certainly not easy. Managing anger can be especially troublesome if your anger is violent and […]

Catering to Gender Differences in Rehab for Opiate Addiction

Rehab for Opiate Addiction

Rehab for opiate addiction is becoming more and more common, as an opioid epidemic sweeps across America. The opioid epidemic is incredibly dangerous. Not only are opioids addictive, but they are the direct cause of about 115 overdose deaths that happen on a daily basis. These illicit drugs easily enter the brain and wreak havoc […]

The Growing Relationship Between Kids and Alcohol

  The drinking culture in our country has changed throughout the last decade. Drinking during parties to become drunk has become appealing to children at younger ages than before. People drink for many different reasons and not everyone who enjoys a drink here and there is an alcoholic. It is, however, a concerning idea to think […]

What Is CBT Therapy?

what is cbt therapy

What Is CBT therapy? If you’ve ever sought addiction treatment, you’ve probably heard of CBT. CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). It’s a unique form of behavioral therapy that aims to change an addict’s thought patterns. In return, this will ideally change the beliefs that a person holds, his or her attitude, and, ultimately, […]

Kids and Drugs: Why Do they Do It?

We’re seeing kids become drug abusers at very young ages lately. It’s a scary thing to watch someone you love become attached to drugs and alcohol. But, when it’s your child it’s even harder to come to terms with. Their physical and mental health is your top concern and substance abuse is certainly not the […]

Drug-Related Words Cause Cocaine Addiction Cravings

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Recent studies show that those struggling with a cocaine addiction will experience intense cravings when exposed to drug-related words. As cocaine dependence develops, neurological changes happen in the brain. An addict’s central nervous system (CNS) is literally getting rewired. These changes in the brain are the culprits responsible for propagating cocaine abuse. So, let’s take […]

Up and Coming: Kratom Addiction

    You might be reading this and asking yourself what Kratom even is and how can you become addicted to it. This is understandable. The drug is fairly new to the United States. There are efforts being made to ban kratom, but they have been unsuccessful up to this point. Because opiate addicts are taking a […]

Kratom Withdrawal: Hiding in Plain Sight

   We know that withdrawal can change the way a person acts. The signs and symptoms of withdrawal are usually the opposite of what the drug does, as the body is overreacting to the absence of its favorite substance. What some people fail to recognize is that the signs and symptoms vary from drug to drug. […]

How to Spot Methamphetamine Addiction in a Loved One

Methamphetamine, while it is not as commonly used as drugs like heroin or cocaine, is highly addictive and widely used. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, upwards of six percent of adults have suffered from meth addiction. This statistic has the potential to grow if we don’t look out for those around us […]