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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…

Teen Alcohol Games

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

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…

What’s the Problem with Snorting Ambien?

Snorting Ambien to get high can cause potential problems for a person physically. Learn more about what happens when Ambien goes into the system and when the drug is snorted. What is Being Snorted Ambien contains zolpidem and is used to treat insomnia or for those who cannot fall asleep. Ambien stays in the system Read More…

Casual Marijuana Use and the Brain

Young people who are casual smokers of marijuana experience potentially harmful changes to the brain, with drug altering regions of the mind related to motivation and emotion. Learn more about how casual marijuana use affects the brain. Young People and Marijuana A study published in the Journal of Neuroscience looked at research projects focused on Read More…

What is Compulsive Shopping and Spending?

Compulsive shopping and spending habits can be pretty dangerous and expensive for a person with addiction. Learn more about what compulsive shopping and spending is and what can be done to find support. What it Entails Compulsive shopping and spending is the chronic, repetitive purchasing that becomes difficult to stop and may end in harmful Read More…