Why Opioids Don’t Always Work

Opiates or Opioids do not always work. Certain types of pain are a challenge for these drugs, due to the way they work. Opioids work very well when used correctly for specific types of pain. You are probably thinking; why on Earth would I take prescription opioids for pain if they don’t work, and why Read More…

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…