cocaine rat experiment

Drug Addiction Making sense of Drug Addiction & What to do about it. There is an endless amount of information available online that tackles drug addiction, what it is, how it starts, why people involve themselves in drug addiction, how to stop it, and what can prevent it. Throughout history information on drug addiction has changed, been modified, and with countless different perspectives, definitions, and terminology given and created in order to understand it, it is quite difficult to come to a final answer.  The bottom line is that drug addiction is; complex! The very term alone; drug addiction, can…

alcoholic-girl

6 Steps to The Truth About Your Relationship With Alcohol. Denial: an assertion that something said, believed, alleged, etc., is false: Am I an Alcoholic? Does it really matter? Do you really need to run the gamut of quizzes, assessments, diagnostics, tests, professional analysis, and multiple checklists in order to help you answer this question? There are plenty of articles written by esteemed addiction professionals that are easily found with a simple Google Search, and most will walk you through a list of questions you need to answer, and if you answer 6 out of 10, presto, you’re an alcoholic. Really? My question is, do you really need that…

pub night clean and sober

How to get your pub on, clean and sober. Blistering hot Buffalo wings and mile-high nachos with oozing cheddar cheese. Yummy! Yes, pub food can be awesome, but meeting up at pubs when you’re sober can prove problematic for many in recovery and if you’re early in recovery, you know the rules, stay away! But that doesn’t mean meeting up at pubs when you’re sober is always going to be off the table. The neighborhood pub or the bar down the street form work can tend to be a common place to meet up among friends and to catch up. …

interview hacks when you are in recovery

5 Tips to Help You Land a Job When You’re in Recovery. When you land a job when you’re in recovery, there can be quite a bit of stress in the preparation for the big day.  Do I know enough about the organization?  Will I be able to answer all of their questions?  Do I have the right qualifications?  What will I wear?  Will I be judged? Those are only handful of questions you may be asking before your interview.  When preparing for the big job interview it is important to not let the stress beat you down. 5 Tips…

Break the chains of crack cocaine

I am a long term crack user; will a drug rehab program work for me? Unfortunately, crack cocaine addiction is one of the most cunning and baffling addictions a drug user can kick. Eight out of Ten crack users will have attended multiple attempts at drug rehab before they beat their addiction and unless the user digs deep during treatment to discover the root cause of their pain, relapse for crack users is extremely common. Because of this, many long term crack users will ask, will a drug rehab program work for me?  Speaking very generally, drug rehabilitation can work for…

Awkward Girl

Be sober, be social, and get over awkward. Being the only sober person in a room doesn’t have to suck. No one should feel awkward at a party nor should a person feel out of place at social gatherings.  It is a common occurrence for recovering addicts, fresh out of treatment to have an awkward moment of being the only sober person in the room.  There is nothing awkward about this moment as every recovering addict experiences it and it is important to understand how it is just one small feeling to get past.  When an addict first starts on…

Sabrina Andrews

The next Chapter in Life:  Putting the past completely behind her and creating a beautiful life to call her own Sabrina Andrews is a recovered heroin addict with 20 years of sobriety and now a doting mother. Sabrina was very young when she started abusing heroin. She was living on the streets in Montreal; no hope, no life, and no direction.  She was not going to be pushed into drug rehab and would only come to the decision of getting help on her  own terms.  When that decision came, it turned her life around in more ways than she thought…

Find a prescription drug rehab or medical detox near you

Think you’re immune to prescription drug addiction? Think again! Prescription drug addiction has become more recognized as a major problem throughout North America than any other addiction. It has become so problematic that certain drug rehab programs are specifically set up to specialize in prescription drug addiction. Does prescription drug addiction require drug rehab?  Most certainly it does, although general perception is that it is easier to stop taking prescription drugs than street drugs. Wrong! What users need to understand is that numerous prescription drugs are narcotics, and are highly addictive.  There is of course the argument that if these…

Opiate-Withdrawal-Uncomfortable-To-Downright-Painful-01

How to detox off of opiates comfortably. The age old question; does detoxing off of opiates hurt, will always continue to be asked by every opiate addict.  It is the number one barrier most opiate addicts stay addicted –fear of the pain. Opiate withdrawals do hurt and every hooked addict on semi-synthetic opioids, or opiates derived naturally from the opium poppy will go through the withdrawal process differently. Opiate drug addiction causes the body to build a tolerance to the drug that is being taken, which also causes the physical dependency, which leads to the body needing more to maintain that…

Medical Detox

Medical Detox Information: Fentanyl Fentanyl is a synthetic opiate analgesic, which has a short duration when taken but is fast acting.  It is chemically designed to resemble opiates; many people who use Fentanyl will ask the question, how do I quit using Fentanyl?  This particular drug is close to 100 times stronger than morphine, and is also close to 20 times stronger than heroin.  With that being said, the process to quit using Fentanyl must be done very carefully and with the guidance and supervision of trained medical professionals.  It is not recommended that a person suddenly quits using Fentanyl…

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