Physical vs. Psychological Addiction

Physical vs. Psychological Addiction

Addiction is a disease that impacts every area of your life. If you’re ready to get help, you’ll need to understand that not all addictions are the same. Some people seem to have more of a physical dependence, where you experience the symptoms of your addiction in your body. Others seem more affected mentally, as…

True Cost of a DUI

True Cost of a DUI

The true cost of a DUI may be more than you’re willing to pay. Yet, few people consider that when deciding to drink and drive. You’ve had a few drinks after work, but you feel fine. So, you choose to take a chance and drive yourself home. This simple decision can have devastating consequences. If…

Grieving From a Substance Abuse Loss

Grieving From a Substance Abuse Loss

Losing a Parent to Drug Overdose Data from the National Center for Health Statistics shows that there has been a sharp increase in drug overdose deaths among adults aged 55-64, from 4.2% in 1999 to 28.0% in 2017. This massive increase in mortality has caused children to suffer. After losing a parent to drug overdose, many children…

Addiction to Barbiturates

Addiction to Barbiturates

What Are Barbiturates? Barbiturates are central nervous symptom depressants used as a treatment for sleep-related disorders, anxiety and seizure disorders. These drugs were commonly used in the 1960s and 1970s but were superseded by benzodiazepines, which is a safer option, due to increased cases of overdose and dependency issues. Barbiturates are harmless when taken in…

Stay Away From These Common Gateway Drugs

Stay Away From These Common Gateway Drugs

For a long time, many addiction therapists and professionals have spoken about gateway drugs. Gateway drugs are substances that can lead to the use of more addictive and dangerous substances. Alcohol, marijuana and prescription pills are the most common substances defined as gateway drugs. What Is a Gateway Drug? What is a gateway drug, specifically? The…