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What Are The Most Common, Most Difficult Addictions?

Defined, addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease with symptoms of compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences. Addiction isn’t a choice; the first use may have been, but the disease is not. Substances change the way the brain works, and some may have more impact on a person’s physiology and behavior than otherRead More

Reinventing Yourself

Stopping the use of drugs or alcohol is one of the biggest changes a person can do for herself or himself. For an active alcoholic or an addict, it’s even bigger. Drinking and drugging becomes a part of our identity and when we don’t do it anymore, it can feel overwhelming. Many of us haveRead More

What Are The Signs Of High-Functioning Addiction?

Spotting a high-functioning addict can be difficult, especially in people who know how to hide the signs, such as doctors and other professionals. A part of being a high-functioning addict is the ability to function somewhat normally, which means other people don’t take much notice of their actions or their irregularities. If you suspect aRead More

What Are The Signs Of Xanax Overdose?

Xanax is a heavily-prescribed benzodiazepine that eases anxiety and panic disorder symptoms by rapidly delivering calming effects on the user. Because of this rapid delivery, the drug is commonly abused, and has a high rate of addiction. Overdosing on Xanax can happen quickly, and when too many are taken at once, the body cannot processRead More

What it Means to “Trust the Process”

One of the last things you may want to hear when you’re trying to get sober is someone telling you to just “trust the process.” What does this even mean? How can anyone expect you to trust something you don’t understand? Well, that is basically what trusting the process means: To have faith in whatRead More

Detox is Your First Lesson in Learning to Relax

Detox, as the name suggests, is mainly the process of getting the toxic substances out of your body in a safe and relatively comfortable way. It’s the first thing that has to happen on the way to recovery. Detox is also an opportunity to learn a skill that will be crucial to your recovery–relaxation. LearningRead More

What is Stimulant Drug Addiction?

The drugs that are categorized as stimulants are among the most commonly abused substances. Stimulants can be an illegal drug, such as cocaine or crystal meth, or something that can be obtained legally, such as an Adderall prescription from a medical professional. Drugs in this category affect the central nervous system. They cause increased alertnessRead More

Signs of Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Are you worried that you or someone you care about is suffering from drug or alcohol addiction? A number of signs point to active addiction. Below are the most common. We encourage you to be honest in identifying these signs. You need increasing amounts of drugs or alcohol to feel the same effect. This isRead More