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Learn About Marijuana Withdrawal Symptoms

One of the most abused illegal drugs in the country is marijuana. While it is not physically addictive, marijuana is psychologically addictive, and individuals who use it can develop a physical dependence on it. Withdrawal symptoms occur when the individual has become physically dependent on marijuana, but then stops using it. The drug has psychoactive Read More…

Is Staying Sober That Easy?

A lot of people fail in their attempt to remain sober. Yet others say that staying sober is easy. The fact is that statistics suggest that relapse rates might be as high as 75% in an individual’s first year of recovery. Furthermore, the majority of these will return to addiction within a few weeks of Read More…

Effects of Mixing Alcohol with Ecstasy

Ecstasy, also known as MDMA, is a synthetic drug. It’s effects are similar to some hallucinogens and stimulants. A lot of individuals who take Ecstasy tend to take it with a variety of other drugs, including alcohol. So what happens when Ecstasy and alcohol are mixed? The Effects of Ecstasy and Alcohol When Ecstasy is Read More…

What is a Sober Companion for Teens?

What are Sober Companions? They are not therapists, sponsors, nurses, or doctors, but they help individuals select appropriate professionals who can assist in recovery, including therapists, counselors, support groups and others. A sober companion works closely with these professionals in the best interests of the individual.  So it worth getting a sober companion for a Read More…

Alcohol Games Can Impact Teen Bingeing

Binge drinking occurs in underage and young drinkers usually when they are playing drinking games. Such games can lead to alcohol poisoning and even death. Parents need to be aware of these games played by teens and young people, both in real life and online on social media. Statistics show that approximately 90% of alcohol Read More…

What is Opiate Withdrawal?

Opiates are drugs used to help people with pain management. Prescription opiates include Oxycontin, Vicodin and various other drugs which may cause dependency and addiction. Millions of people struggle with opiate addiction and more are suffering daily. Learn more about withdrawal from opiates and how to mitigate symptoms to aid in recovery. Learn About Withdrawal Read More…

Why Sharing at AA Matters

Sharing in front of a group can feel intimidating but it is an important part of recovery. One of the benefits is having a venue to voice personal truth and beliefs with suspended judgment. It is the main reason why people continue going to meetings even though sobriety has been present for many years. Consider Read More…

Avoiding Relapse in a Crisis

Relapse can happen to anyone in recovery from drugs or alcohol. A crisis point can be just the trigger a person does not need which escalates into relapse. Learn more about what triggers relapse and some tips to help avoid the worst case scenario when crisis occurs. Triggers There are a few situations in life Read More…

How Do I Cope with the Cravings?

Taking control of the cravings can happen with just a few steps. The urges and cravings after a person decides to abstain from drugs and alcohol can feel unbearable but there are ways of coping and managing the anxiety that goes with cravings. Here are five practical ways to cope. Cravings are Normal Everyone who Read More…

Signs of Physical Addiction to Marijuana

Addiction to marijuana can come in many forms: mental, psychological, spiritual and physical. Dependence on marijuana occurs physically when a person’s body is used to the presence of the drug. Learn more about how physical addiction looks when an individual is dependent. Physical Dependence on Marijuana Dependence on marijuana is common when a person chronically Read More…