You’ve probably heard or seen something about alcohol awareness and the effects it can have on your body. Perhaps you’ve seen adults or kids at school drinking, or have seen people drinking in movies or television shows. So what’s the real truth behind alcohol? Let’s take a look at what it is and how it
Watch Your Speed, Casey Jones!
The Grateful Dead’s song “Casey Jones” tells the story of a railroad engineer who is driving his train too fast, high on cocaine. Our society has produced many songs about the intense euphoria of cocaine but few highlights the negative aspects. Cocaine addiction can lead to many physical complications, including death. Get help today before
Marijuana Addiction: Fact or Fiction?
‘Puff, puff, give’ is the mantra of many a pot-smoking circle, but it doesn’t really give you anything except lack of motivation, increased appetite and zap your drive. It’s the great debate: Is marijuana addiction fact or fiction? This debate is ongoing among addiction counselors and potheads, and in drug rehab centers and society, alike.
Drug & Alcohol Abuse Resource Guide
The abuse of drugs and alcohol is a major problem for millions of teenagers, adults, and families. Sadly, many teens begin using drugs or alcohol during adolescence and it can often lead to problems with addiction as an adult. The good news is that there are excellent educational programs, medical treatments and support systems available
How Alcohol Affects the Adolescent Brain
In the United States, the law says that a person must be at least 21 years old to drink alcohol. However, many people are tempted to drink while underage either from peer pressure or because of parents who drink. Regardless of the reason, statistics show that three out of every four teenagers in high school
A Love Affair with Heroin
Can a drug be so powerful that you neglect your relationships, employment, and health to continue using? A love affair with heroin creates a false sense of security while stealing your life. Eventually, the relationship turns into a love/hate one and to stop using you have to enter a heroin drug rehab program. China White
Boundaries in Recovery
When you were in active addiction, boundaries were blurred or nonexistent. The lack of boundaries in your life allowed others to manipulate, abuse and take advantage of you and even put you in harm’s way. This also led to codependent relationships, which continued to feed your addiction. Where Do Boundary Issues Come From? Your issues
Drunkorexia: The Dangerous Diet
If you go to a trendy bar or club you are bound to see impossibly thin partygoers guzzling down drinks. Ever wonder how they keep so thin? The number of drinks and the frequency with which they drink should equal a pot belly, love handles or a muffin top. However, these skinny binge drinkers have
Debunking the Myths of Prescription Drug Abuse
Prescription drug abuse is a big problem, but there are many misconceptions about these drugs. Although they are medicine, they can be misused and have terrible consequences. Thinking that prescription drugs can’t be abused can get you in trouble. These myths can keep you in denial, in addiction, and in danger. Here are five myths
Dangerous Drinking Trends
Young people are always finding ways to get drunk. Whether they are underage or of legal drinking age, it seems that they are looking to get drunk faster. The extreme drinking methods practiced to achieve a quick buzz seem bizarre and dangerous and may be growing in popularity. Below are six dangerous drinking fads that