The Link Between Music & Drugs

By |2021-06-15T21:41:18+00:00June 15th, 2021|Categories: Drug Abuse|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

A good number of musicians have used drugs to augment their creativity. Their fans, on the other hand, may use drugs to intensify the pleasure they get from music. This has been the norm for centuries, leading to intensive research on the link between music and drugs.

On the surface, music and drugs are like two […]

TV Shows About Drug Addiction (And What They Show Us)

By |2021-06-15T21:45:39+00:00June 8th, 2021|Categories: Drug Abuse|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Society views addiction as a choice or weakness. So, when someone gets caught up in an addiction, they tend to see themselves as falling short of the standard. They feel guilty of their perceived shortcomings and end up with a negative mindset. The public stigma around the “failings” of those with addiction doesn’t encourage anyone […]

How Chronic Pain Can Lead to Drug Abuse

By |2021-05-17T16:36:39+00:00April 15th, 2021|Categories: Drug Abuse, Opioids|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 

Pain is a normal part of life. It is our body’s reaction to illness or injury – a warning that something is wrong. Usually, pain lessens as soon as the body recovers. The hurting stops and things go back to normal. But this doesn’t happen all the time. Not when it’s chronic pain.

Chronic pain is […]

How Can Relapse Be a Part of Drug Recovery?

By |2021-05-15T20:22:15+00:00April 9th, 2021|Categories: Recovery|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

There’s a lot to feel good about when your loved one goes through an arduous recovery journey and then comes out clean and sober. Sadly, even after rehab though, your loved one may relapse at some point. Relapse doesn’t happen to everyone in recovery, but it does happen to many people. That’s why newer schools […]

5 Ways to Conquer Drug Cravings

By |2021-05-20T19:49:46+00:00February 26th, 2021|Categories: Drug Abuse, Recovery|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

 

When you have a substance use disorder or an addiction, one of the hardest things to do in life is quit using drugs and alcohol. One of the main reasons for this is that you will begin craving the drugs or alcohol, almost immediately after you decide to quit. So, what are some good ways […]

What Is A Dual Diagnosis?

By |2021-05-16T20:47:25+00:00February 19th, 2021|Categories: Depression, Drug Abuse, Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Unfortunately, addiction or substance use disorders are very common in our country. Nearly 21 million Americans struggle with this disease every day. Sadly, out of those 21 million people, only around 10% of them will ever receive treatment for their addiction or substance use disorder. For those who are able to receive treatment, they […]

Why Do People Get High?

By |2021-05-29T22:55:51+00:00January 15th, 2021|Categories: Drug Abuse, Teen Rehab|Tags: , , , , , , |

In today’s crazy world it may seem like more and more people are reaching for drugs and alcohol to get high, in order to help them cope with the struggles of our “new normal”. Thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic that our country is still facing, alcoholism and relapse rates are once again on the […]

Fun Things to Keep Busy & Off Drugs for the Holidays

By |2021-06-15T21:42:05+00:00December 23rd, 2020|Categories: Mental Health, Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

For a lot of people, winter marks a great time of the year. They look forward to fun things like spending time with family, eating great food and celebrating the holidays. What some people don’t know though, is how difficult this time of year can be for a recovering alcoholic or drug addict. For someone […]

What Happens to Your Brain When You Get Blackout Drunk?

By |2021-05-29T23:07:53+00:00December 6th, 2020|Categories: Alcohol, Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

 

If there is one thing that we can all agree on, it is that 2020 has been a stressful year. Along with the nation battling the surge of cases in the COVID-19 pandemic, is the increased rates of alcohol consumption sweeping across the country. No one could argue against ending a long stressful day […]

Why High Lumen Lights Help Fight Relapse During Winter

By |2021-05-29T23:16:10+00:00November 18th, 2020|Categories: Depression, Recovery|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

High lumen lights used for the treatment of SAD are specialized lights that are very bright and they essentially mimic the effects of the sun. This makes high lumen light therapy a great natural option that helps restore the biochemical balance of our brain and bodies which in turn helps to alleviate the symptoms associated with not getting enough sunlight. In a way, it helps to trick our bodies into thinking the days are longer again. Before trying high lumen lights as a form of therapy, patients are recommended to get a checkup from your eye doctor before trying treatment

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