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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Why Zoloft and Alcohol Don’t Mix

Some food and drinks such as alcoholic beverages may interact poorly with medication and make them less effective. This can create a dangerous side effect. While also true for Zoloft, the fact is Zoloft’s overall effect may be compromised by mixing in alcohol. Learn more about why Zoloft and alcohol don’t mix. Interactions While food Read More…

Seeking Help for Heroin Addiction

Heroin is highly addictive and hard to kick. Several ways a loved one can get help exist but it is hard to know where to start. Learn more about what withdrawal from heroin is like, symptoms and what medications can support recovery. Ways to Help Some of the ways a person can receive help for Read More…

Doing Good Also Feels Good: Here’s How

What does the phrase ‘random acts of kindness’ mean? It means different things to different people. For some individuals it might mean paying for coffee for the person in line behind them. For others it might mean volunteering their time at a hospital. Whatever an individual chooses to do, there are proven health benefits to Read More…