Chronic Alcoholism

Chronic Alcoholism: A Devastating Disease – In order to help others gain a better understanding of alcohol addiction, researchers at the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse have identified five different subtypes of alcoholics. These subtypes include the following: Young adult subtype Young antisocial subtype Functional subtype Intermediate familial subtype Chronic severe subtype What […]

Signs That Someone is On Drugs

Signs That Someone is On Drugs – Drug addiction is a destructive and potentially life-threatening disease that adversely impacts the lives of those suffering and their loved ones. Although any psychoactive substance can be abused, some drugs have a higher risk of addiction than others. It’s critical to recognize signs that someone is on drugs […]

What Is The Difference Between Opiates and Opioids?

If you’re trying to learn more about addiction or the medicine your doctor prescribed, you’ll need to know some basics, especially when it comes to the confusing terms of opioid and opiate. Is there a difference between the two terms or is it simply a writing style difference? Let’s learn the difference between opiates and […]

Benefits of Not Drinking Alcohol

Benefits of Not Drinking Alcohol – For many people, quitting alcohol may feel like an impossible task. It’s especially challenging for those who are addicted – often, alcoholics feel as if, for them, there can be no life without it. Despite all of the adverse effects it has on their well-being, they continue to drink. […]

What is China White Heroin?

What is China White Heroin? – The drug known as china white heroin is a synthetic version of furanylfentanyl. Fentanyl, as a legitimate medication, is sometimes prescribed for the treatment of severe pain among those who do not respond to less powerful painkillers. It is, in fact, up to 100 times more potent than morphine and […]

What Does Dual Diagnosis Mean?

What does it mean to carry a dual diagnosis? Is that when you have a broken leg and the flu? Plenty of patients have more than one illness or diagnosis at any given time but when we talk about dual diagnosis, we’re specifically talking about a diagnosis of a mental illness or disorder in combination […]

Is Addiction a Disease or a Choice?

Is Addiction a Disease or a Choice? – Most medical associations now consider addiction to be a disease, including the American Medical Association and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Addiction, like diabetes and cancer, is caused by many factors, including biological, behavioral, and environmental. In fact, genetic predisposition may account for about half of […]

5 Ways a Sober Home Can Help Your Recovery

Getting sober is a jarring experience. Some addicts and alcoholics have been drinking and using longer than they haven’t which means it has become their reality. Like someone getting out of prison, getting sober can feel scary and unfamiliar – even when you know it’s a good thing. Getting tossed back into the rat race […]

The Dangers of Mixing Sleeping Pills and Alcohol

Combining sleeping pills and alcohol can be life-threatening. An increasing number of Americans are relying on sleep medications that when mixed with alcohol, can cause harmful and dangerous side effects. Over-the-Counter (OTC) Sleep Aids and Prescription Sedatives According to some estimates, nearly half of all Americans have suffered from symptoms of insomnia, which include difficulty […]