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Addiction, Recovery and the New Year

By |January 7th, 2014|

It's another New Year, and you're at the end of your rope. Your drug or alcohol addiction has taken over your life. You know you want to get clean and sober, but you've heard that it's a hard path. Motivating yourself to get sober may be difficult...
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Addiction Treatment and Recovery

By |December 17th, 2013|

Addiction is a complex disease, it requires treatment in order to sustain long-term recovery. In the initial phases of treatment, the individual suffering from this disease must cope with the physical consequences of chemical dependency.

Addiction and The Brain

By |December 12th, 2013|

The brain is responsible for executing the most important functions of the body and also for responding to stimuli. Drugs and alcohol can adversely alter the brain, causing it to develop unhealthy cravings, compulsions, and dependency.

What is Addiction and What Are the Risk Factors?

By |December 10th, 2013|

Addiction affects millions of people regardless of age or socioeconomic background. It doesn't discriminate against gender or race. It can destroy the lives of even the most successful individuals.

The Consequenses of Tramadol Addiction

By |November 25th, 2013|

Tramadol is an opioid antagonist -- that is, a drug that binds to opiate receptors in an effort to block pain. There is much confusion on whether or not this substance is addictive.

The Physical, Mental, and Emotional Impact of Tramadol

By |November 22nd, 2013|

Tramadol is intended to help manage pain, but it often causes a number of side effects. These symptoms are exacerbated with continued use and abuse. Not all of these symptoms are present in all people who abuse Tramadol, but any combination of these may be indicative of Tramadol abuse.

The Tramadol Effect

By |November 21st, 2013|

Tramadol is a commonly prescribed painkiller that is used to treat severe pain. Although it is often used with little to no incident, Tramadol can be addictive and therefore is subject to long-term use and abuse. The addictive properties of this medication have prompted many to use the drug recreationally, often with highly damaging effects.

Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

By |November 7th, 2013|

Prescription drugs have become one of the most overused and abused substances in the world. Many of these drugs can be incredibly beneficial when used correctly, but they can also be dangerous and even deadly when abused. The following is a list of ten of the most commonly abused prescription drugs.

Signs of Methamphetamine Use

By |October 28th, 2013|

Recognizing the signs of meth abuse and the symptoms of addiction may provide the opportunity to get help before it is too late. If you would like to learn more about the signs of meth use, as well as treatment options

What is a Functioning Alcoholic?

By |October 9th, 2013|

Functioning alcoholics are people who drink alcoholically, but are able to maintain successful lives. For functioning alcoholics, their alcoholism is essentially hidden from view because it does not stop them from achieving a “normal” or accomplished lifestyle.