an example of addictive crack cocaine

Addictive Effects of Crack Cocaine

Crack cocaine is a highly addictive and powerful illicit stimulant drug, producing an immediate high. It is also easy and cheap to make, which makes it accessible and simple to abuse. This substance has severely negatively impacted individuals and communities. When someone struggles with an addiction to crack cocaine, they struggle with a crippling condition…

woman considers if xanax overdose is possible

Overdose on Xanax Possible?

Whenever you or someone you care about is given a prescription drug, it’s natural to wonder if they can overdose or become addicted. Xanax is one such medication that doctors regularly prescribe for relief and management of some issues like anxiety. However, it is not without its risks. While most individuals follow their doctor’s orders,…

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Anger and Addiction Recovery

Everyone feels angry at times, although some people are angry much more often than others. Anger itself isn’t the problem since it’s a natural emotion. Problems can arise from how a person chooses to express anger. When someone doesn’t have healthy outlets for negative emotions, they may turn to unhealthy habits, such as drug and…

woman considers if sober living homes work

Do Sober Living Homes Work?

Addiction is a chronic disease requiring professional support to heal and recover properly. Fortunately, no matter what substance use disorder a person is struggling wither, whether to drugs or alcohol, it can be treated. For many, the first stage is detox and an addiction treatment program that meets the individual’s needs. Once someone has completed…

woman learns the difference between outpatient v inpatient treatment

Differences Between Outpatient vs Inpatient Rehab

Substance use disorder (addiction to drugs or alcohol) affects millions each year. However, only a fraction of people reach out for support or find the help they need to recover. While addiction can be a daunting disease to confront, it is treatable, and with the right support, individuals can heal and take back control of…

man wonders if he's an alcoholic

How Do I Know if I’m an Alcoholic

In a world where alcohol is a widely used substance, whether you’re of legal drinking age or not, it’s difficult to know if you’re an alcoholic. Thousands and thousands of people die each year from alcohol-related problems, but many go unnoticed. This is due to several reasons, but many people don’t see alcohol use disorder…

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Family Therapy Techniques

Those addicted to substances are seldom the only victim of their addiction. In many cases, family and friends also experience and feel the effects. This is particularly true in adolescents and young adults who are still dependent on their parents. Noting the importance of family to these addicted individuals, it’s easy to understand the equal…

an example of fentanyl that causes addiction

Why is Fentanyl Dangerous?

Fentanyl is a powerful opiate that is used to control pain. You may have heard of it as Duragesic, Actiq, or Sublimaze. Fentanyl is related to other opioid prescription painkillers. It is derived from opium, which comes from the Asian poppy plant. But it is different because it is far stronger than nearly all other…