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Marijuana Addiction: When Is Too Much Weed a Problem?

Posted by September 2, 2021 in Addiction, Blog | 0 comments

Marijuana Addiction: When Is Too Much Weed a Problem?

In many states, marijuana is now legal for medical purposes. In some, recreational use is allowed. Regardless of whether marijuana use is legal or illegal, it can put your health and safety at risk. Just like alcohol or cigarettes, a person who uses too much of this drug or develops an addiction to it is putting their health on the line. Is Marijuana Addictive? Despite the controversy surrounding this question, a few key facts make clear the risk of addiction and dependence associated with marijuana use. The National Institute on Drug Abuse...

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Common Stimulant Drugs and Addiction

Posted by August 13, 2021 in Addiction, Blog | 0 comments

Common Stimulant Drugs and Addiction

Stimulants are a type of drug that increase activity in the body, often boosting the function of the central nervous system. These drugs may enhance performance and create a sense of euphoria. When used regularly, some stimulants are also likely to cause addiction. How Do Stimulants Work? Many people seek out stimulants as a way to get a boost of energy as well as a feel-good high. These drugs may help increase mental focus and attention by triggering the release of dopamine in the brain. While it can feel good to use these drugs, the high...

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Alcohol Consumption & COVID-19: Why Now Is the Time to Get Help

Posted by August 4, 2021 in Alcoholism, Blog | 0 comments

Alcohol Consumption & COVID-19: Why Now Is the Time to Get Help

It’s been quite a year. Locked away from family and friends, you’ve spent your time watching the news and reading social media, unable to hug your best friend or get a break from the kids who are home 24/7. The pandemic changed many people. For a number of people, it led to increases in alcohol consumption and addiction. You’re Not Alone – Alcohol Consumption Grew The pandemic created the perfect storm of high stress and isolation to fuel addiction in many people. Most didn’t start out using alcohol excessively, although some may have already...

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The Health Benefits of Nature in Addiction Recovery

Posted by July 19, 2021 in Blog, Recovery | 0 comments

The Health Benefits of Nature in Addiction Recovery

Imagine a stressful day at work, where you feel as though you are surrounded by one painful encounter after another. For a person in addiction recovery, high stress levels can trigger the desire to use a substance to find relief. Since substances are off limits, other options for stress relief are required. Getting out into nature is a wonderful way to reduce stress, gain perspective, and prompt creative problem-solving. Nature Can Ease Depression & Anxious Feelings Life is challenging, and sometimes feelings of anxiety and depression can...

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Helping Your Loved One With Meth Addiction

Posted by June 28, 2021 in Addiction, Blog | 0 comments

Helping Your Loved One With Meth Addiction

Could your son or daughter, spouse, or other loved one be using methamphetamine (meth)? Meth is highly addictive, and its use isn’t always easy to hide. In fact, it’s possible to spot the signs of meth use early, when the person is most vulnerable to developing addiction. Doing so may help save your loved one’s life. A Common Concern According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, an estimated 964,000 people over the age of 12 in the U.S. had a meth use disorder in 2017. This number is representative only of people who reported having used...

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What Are Bath Salts?

Posted by June 9, 2021 in Addiction, Blog | 0 comments

What Are Bath Salts?

Synthetic cathinones, or bath salts, are a type of drug classification describing lab-made chemicals. These chemicals are similar to cathinone, a natural stimulant curated from the khat plant. Those using this lab-made drug may be seeking a high that also includes hallucinations. In that way, bath salts are somewhat like MDMA (ecstasy) and methamphetamines. They are highly addictive and dangerous to overall health. A Closer Look Bath salts are sometimes referred to as silk, cloud nine, snow leopard, or bliss, as well as many other street...

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Opioid Overdose Hospitalizations Grew During the Pandemic – What Can You Do?

Posted by May 30, 2021 in Addiction, Blog | 0 comments

Opioid Overdose Hospitalizations Grew During the Pandemic – What Can You Do?

COVID-19 created turmoil for most people. It locked down schools, shuttered jobs, and put everyday life on hold. Yet, for some people with mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder, COVID increased the risk of intense symptoms. The pandemic also increased the rate of substance use, often leading to overdose. Drug Overdoses According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 70,630 people died from drug overdoses in 2019. There was a decline in drug use and overdose from 2018 to 2019,...

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What Are Benzos, and How Does Addiction Form?

Posted by May 16, 2021 in Addiction, Blog | 0 comments

What Are Benzos, and How Does Addiction Form?

Benzodiazepines (benzos) are sedatives often prescribed by doctors to treat conditions such as ADHD, anxiety, and seizures. They create a calming effect by slowing down the racing thoughts of the brain. Popular benzos include Valium, Xanax, Ativan, Librium, and Klonopin. Benzo Addiction Benzo addiction can occur when a person uses too much of the substance, uses it for too long, or uses it without a controlled prescription. Reports from the National Institute on Drug Abuse recognize the increasing use of benzos as well as the intensifying...

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Childhood Trauma and Addiction – Why There’s a Link

Posted by April 30, 2021 in Addiction, Blog | 0 comments

Childhood Trauma and Addiction – Why There’s a Link

Can what happened to you as a child cause you to use drugs or alcohol now? Growing evidence indicates that many people who abuse drugs and alcohol have had some type of traumatic experience in their past. When this is the case, treating the trauma becomes essential to enabling a person to live a life in recovery. How Does Past Trauma Lead to Drug Use? There are many types of trauma. Some examples include physical, emotional, sexual, or mental abuse; watching a loved one die; experiencing prolonged illness; or being involved in a natural...

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Oxycodone Addiction and Risks

Posted by April 14, 2021 in Addiction, Blog | 0 comments

Oxycodone Addiction and Risks

Oxycodone is a powerful opioid painkiller. It is often used as a way to treat severe pain after a surgical procedure or illness. This drug is prescribed by doctors but is also commonly misused by people seeking a high from it. As a highly addictive drug, many people find themselves unable to stop using it without professional help. More About Oxycodone Oxycodone is a painkiller that works by turning off the pain signals traveling from the body to the brain. As a painkiller, it is very effective and can provide a wide range of improvements to...

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