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Meth and Heroine
When someone is using, meth vs. heroin is always a horrible debate with terrible consequences. Methcathinone and heroin are both designated by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) as Schedule I substances, because they have no medical use and have a high potential for abuse. If you are currently caught in the cycle of abuse, or fear for a loved one’s health and welfare, read on for more information about meth vs. heroin, the combination of
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Commonly known as “alcoholism,” instances of “alcohol use disorder” increased by an alarming 49% in the first decade of the 2000s, according to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry in August 2017. According to that same study, 1 in 8 Americans meet the diagnostic criteria for alcohol addiction. With these high numbers, it is not surprising that alcohol addiction and infidelity are becoming a problem more families are trying to handle. Substance Abuse and Addiction
Overcoming Depression and Anxiety
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 300 million people are affected by depression worldwide, yet anxiety and depression continue to have a stigma that prevents many people from seeking professional help. Instead, they turn to drugs to numb the pain and provide some semblance of “normal” functionality. Too often this substance use turns into substance abuse which ends up becoming substance addiction. There are ways to overcome depression and anxiety without the
What is Mescaline? Mescaline is classified as a hallucinogen. It can be synthetically created, but originally it comes from three types of cacti. One is known as Peyote, which grows in the southwestern U.S. and Mexico. The two other types grow in South America and are called the San Pedro cactus and Peruvian Torch cactus. To ingest the drug, the protruding top parts of these cacti are cut off and made into tea, or chewed.
To go through detoxing is to remove harmful toxins from the body. For someone who has been on drugs and is looking for a way to detox or someone currently working through a detox program, it’s important to understand that there are two objectives to detoxing. The first objective is removing harmful toxins, while the second is to replace the harmful substances with healing, nourishing counterparts. Detoxing can take time and patience, but the rewards
Even though mental health awareness has increased significantly over the past several decades, it may not always be easy to recognize when a loved one is suffering through a mental health crisis. It is important to learn the signs of a potential mental health crisis in order to give our loved ones the love and support they need. Some of the more common signs may include: Change in outlook on life Withdrawal Lack of self-care
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Trauma and How Therapy Can Help

Posted on February 7, 2019

Traumatic events can happen to anyone and there could be numerous causes behind the trauma. These deeply disturbing events can severely impact the lives of affected individuals and their loved ones. In order to overcome trauma and find healing and peace, one must first know what trauma is. What Is Trauma? Trauma can be defined as a deeply distressing event that disrupts physical, mental, or emotional well-being in someone’s life. A traumatic event can severely
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Healthy relationships take work and dedication in all situations. When you or a loved one are going through recovery, relationships need healthy doses of honesty and openness to survive and maintain integrity. If you are the one going through recovery, it is important for you to recognize your needs and put yourself first, while also acknowledging the feelings of those who surround you. What To Watch For When you have made that very important and

How Exercise Helps Addiction Recovery

Posted on January 21, 2019

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The road to addiction recovery is lined with peaks and valleys, but when you follow that path by combining physical exercise and addiction recovery, your journey will not only lead to sobriety but will also include a new healthy lifestyle. Nutrition and exercise in addiction recovery can ease the complications that may arise and help your recovery become a permanent reality. How Does Exercise Help Addiction Recovery? When you exercise vigorously, your body produces endorphins
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Signs of Alcohol Dependence

Posted on January 14, 2019

The legality and prevalence of alcohol can make it troublesome to identify the signs of alcohol dependency in yourself or a loved one. Alcohol addiction in itself is harmful and can lead to much more life-threatening illnesses like cirrhosis of the liver or even cancer. If you are concerned that someone’s drinking is becoming a problem, look for these alcohol addiction symptoms. Emotional and Psychological Signs of Alcohol Dependency Oftentimes there are emotional reasons a