Club Drugs

Club Drugs

If you’ve ever been to a rave or dance party, you or someone you know may have used club drugs. These chemical substances are meant to stimulate the senses and heighten the experience of the party. Yet club drugs are far from innocent — in fact, they are quite dangerous and even deadly. What Are Club…

Specialized Treatment for Athletes

Specialized Treatment for Athletes: Why It’s Necessary

Becoming an athlete takes years of training, practice and endurance combined with a healthy lifestyle and innate talent. Professional sports players are some of the most popular celebrities. But there’s a dark side to the lifestyle of being a star athlete — substance abuse. Many of today’s top athletes have struggled with addiction to drugs or…

Toxic Relationships and Addiction

Toxic Relationships and Addiction

The disease of drug or alcohol addiction can damage healthy, loving relationships, creating trauma and dysfunction. At the same time, dysfunctional relationships can lead to addiction, as people turn to substances to cope with the negativity of those relationships. Toxic relationships and addiction go hand in hand, creating a vicious cycle. Change comes when the addict…

Science of Addiction

Science of Addiction

Most people don’t truly understand addiction. They see an unhealthy dependence on drugs or alcohol, and mistakenly think addicted individuals lack willpower or have some kind of moral failing. Most don’t understand why an addict can’t just stop using. The truth is addiction is a complex brain disease. This means quitting takes more than just…