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Addiction Among Medical Professionals

Addiction Among Medical Professionals

Becoming a doctor or nurse are two of the most rewarding careers as you get the opportunity to help others every single day. Sadly, long hours, intense stress and the weight of making life-or-death choices can take its toll. Many turn to alcohol or drugs to take the edge off. Yet, this can start a…

Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana

While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two cannabinoid-containing medications for the treatment of medical illness, marijuana itself has yet to be approved by the agency for this purpose. Nevertheless, many claims are made about CBD oil, marijuana itself and related products for managing a wide variety of ailments and conditions. Medical…

Music Festivals and Drugs

Music Festivals and Drugs

Drugs and music events have a long and interrelated history. Music festivals are often outdoor events where participants are free from the responsibilities of everyday life. In such situations, drug use can be a temptation and drugs are often sold. In fact, since festivals such as Woodstock in the 1960s, drugs have been openly used at…

Signs of Hallucinogen Addiction

Signs of Hallucinogen Addiction

Hallucinogens include psychedelics, dissociatives and deliriants, all three of which are drugs that can alter one’s sense of reality and sensory experiences. Over time, hallucinogen users can develop a psychological reliance on these substances. Psychedelics such as LSD can alter time and can create a spiritual type of experience where reality looks very different. Abusing…

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…

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…