How do I Tell My Family I’m Addicted?

How do I Tell My Family I’m Addicted?

Accepting that you’re addicted is difficult. Denial is a very strong crutch that addicts use to confront wellwishers and hide their problem, particularly from friends and family.   However, there comes a time when an addict has to break the news of his addiction to his near and dear ones. This coming clear on your Read More…

Addiction Treatment for Teenagers

Addiction Treatment for Teenagers

Experimentation with drugs and alcohol during the teen years is not uncommon as it is a time to try new things and experience some challenges along the way. When experimental turns into casual then ongoing use or addiction, real problems begin. Teenage addiction is not just impacting the teen, the entire family and community at Read More…

Quitting Heroin Cold Turkey

Can a Person Quit Heroin Cold Turkey?

Heroin works on the central nervous system. It is a very addictive drug that can get you hooked with even a single use. It is a powerful addictive substance and once physical dependence sets in, getting rid of the heroin habit can be very difficult. The withdrawal symptoms that arise when trying to kick heroin Read More…

Wilderness Therapy for Addiction Recovery

Wilderness Therapy for Addiction Recovery

Wilderness therapy is an alternative approach to traditional substance abuse treatment programs. Mostly focused on adolescents with unique challenges, several methods are often wrapped up in the term ‘wilderness therapy,’ with an important distinction. Outdoor-based rehabilitation approaches include challenge courses, adventure-based therapy or wilderness based experience programs to support an individual through the challenge of Read More…

How OxyContin Works

How OxyContin Works

OxyContin is a substance used in the treatment of patients experiencing moderate to severe pain. OxyContin interacts with the opiate receptors in the brain and spinal cord but the effects are different for each individual, depending on many factors. Though highly addictive, not every person who uses it will become addicted. Explore how OxyContin works Read More…

How Long Does Adderall Stay in the Body?

How Long Does Adderall Stay in the Body?

Adderall metabolism depends upon a number of factors. These include the type of drug – immediate release or extended release; the age and health of the subject; strength of the dose; whether smoked, injected, or swallowed; and the type of amphetamine contained in Adderall. Peak concentration of a single dose of Adderall, of 10 mg Read More…