Marijuana

How Does Marijuana Work?

Marijuana effects the brain and body in different ways, depending on the individual person. Some of the effects can change the way the brain functions over time due to chronic use. Learn how marijuana works and how prolonged use can impact the brain and body over time. How Marijuana Works When marijuana is smoked or Read More…

Beware These 5 Major Relapse Triggers

  Potential triggers can be anywhere for people with addiction. Events, people, places, sights or smells can trigger a person’s desire to use drugs or alcohol. Triggers squash progress made in treatment if a person is not careful and may help justify a relapse. Find out what the 5 major relapse triggers are and how Read More…

Is Gambling Bad for You

How is Gambling Bad for You?

Gambling is not a problem unless the person who is gambling has recognizable signs of compulsive behavior. Some people are able to gamble here and there, set limits and stop when desired. Other individuals struggle with ‘problem gambling’ which is a progressive addiction with many negative consequences. Learn about the symptoms of gambling addiction and Read More…

Honesty in Recovery

Honesty in Recovery

Honesty is important in maintaining relationships, employment and in life. People who are honest are more likely to experience a healthy, long term recovery than those who hide information from loved ones or try to pretend all is well when it is really falling apart. Find out why honesty is so crucial and how to Read More…

How Long Does OxyContin Last

How Long Does OxyContin Last?

Oxycodone is the main ingredient in OxyContin which is used for pain relief, formulated to release in a slow, continuous supply. Find out how long OxyContin lasts in the system and the effects it has on the brain and body in the process. OxyContin The effects of OxyContin are usually felt within 15-30 minutes of Read More…