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Does Isolation Encourage Substance Abuse?

October 23rd, 2019

A socially isolated person often chooses the chemical dependence shortcut to avoid pain and frustration and becomes trapped there. People that are alone, without a support system, can easily fall into the trap of addiction.

Helpful Tips for Fathers in Recovery

October 21st, 2019

Taking care of self and looking after a child may seem at times very difficult. However, if you are a father new to recovery – or if you have years of sobriety under your belt – being an excellent father is far from impossible.

Is Outpatient Rehab Needed After Residential Treatment?

October 18th, 2019

Outpatient rehab allows for an individual to go back to work or other commitments while overcoming their drug and alcohol dependence and then maintain their recovery over the long run.

Can Depression Lead to Substance Abuse & Addiction?

October 16th, 2019

Mental illness has frequently co-existed with substance abuse, meaning people who abuse substances more than likely suffer from depression and the other way around.

What is Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome?

October 14th, 2019

Once a person has successfully become clean and sober, it is likely they will experience some level of post-acute withdrawal syndrome in the first months of recovery.

How Do Stimulants Affect Your Sleep?

October 11th, 2019

After you experience the extreme wakefulness and alertness of being high on stimulants, it can actually disrupt your sleep patterns.

What Can I Expect at a 12 Step Meeting?

October 9th, 2019

The 12-step program helps people grow in their recovery and learn how to manage their lives clean and sober. All 12-step meetings are based on the original Twelve Steps from the book of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Can You Get Addicted from One Dose of Heroin?

October 7th, 2019

Heroin is an extremely addictive drug that has powerful euphoric effects. People who take just one dose of heroin can get certainly addicted to it immediately, and often do so.

Do Large Doses of Imodium Get You High?

October 4th, 2019

Although loperamide is not an opioid drug, when used in very high doses it acts on mu-opioid receptors, which are the same receptors that initiate addiction to opiates, like heroin, morphine, and fentanyl.

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