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Signs of Alcohol Withdrawal

If you have a “cold one with the boys” once in a while, chances are you won’t experience signs of alcohol withdrawal if you suddenly stop drinking. However, if you’ve been a heavy drinker for a long time, that’s a different story. If this is you, you have to watch for signs of alcohol withdrawal. Signs of Alcohol Withdrawal So…what causes alcohol withdrawal in the first place? Alcohol is a depressant. You might be thinking,…

How Long Does Alcohol Withdrawal Last?

You may be wondering, “how long does alcohol withdrawal last?”. The best answer is: it depends. Everyone’s body and situation are different, which is why the duration of alcohol withdrawal also varies. For example, heavy drinkers who’ve been drinking for the better part of a decade will take longer to detox than those who’ve been doing so for a couple of months. Read on to find out what to expect (depending on your situation) and…

10 Fun and Sober Things To Do For Halloween

I was in a store the other day and I noticed that Halloween costumes were already put out on the shelf. In full disclosure, as a kid, Halloween was always one of my favorite holidays, behind Christmas of course, and so seeing the costumes brought back fond memories of walking through the cool October night, going door to door to get as much candy as my pillow case could handle. This year will be the…

How to Find the Best Addiction Recovery Resources

If someone you love is struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, you’ve probably spent a good deal of time researching treatment options and looking for information on addiction recovery resources. Finding the right treatment and recovery programs for your loved one’s individual needs can be a difficult task; however, many addiction recovery resources are available to help you through the process. Understanding Addiction Recovery According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA),…

Substance Abuse Vs Drug Addiction: How to Tell the Difference

Most people use the terms substance abuse and drug addiction interchangeably. Although both can adversely affect your life, they are not synonymous. Drug abuse, also called substance abuse or chemical abuse, is a disorder that is characterized by a destructive pattern of using any substance, including alcohol, that leads to significant problems or distress. Those who abuse drugs and alcohol still have control over their lives. Drug addiction, also called substance dependence or chemical dependency,…

10 Addiction Recovery Links We Loved This Week

The “Snapple Lady” reveals battle with cocaine addiction, Mental Illness Awareness Week, and reasons why being sober is totally the new black all in this week’s addiction recovery weekly roundup. 1. Wendy Kaufman, better known as “The Snapple Lady” opened up this week on “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” about her struggle with cocaine addiction. She said her position with the company became so much more than a job – it became her lifeline to staying…

Effects of Substance Abuse on Your Mind, Body, and Spirit

Substance abuse can ruin your life. You get it. But, are you aware of what it does to your body? Drugs are chemicals, and depending on their structure, can affect your body in different ways. Some drugs can permanently change your body–long after you’ve stopped taking them. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) points out that drug addiction is a brain disease. Drugs affect your gene expression and brain circuitry. This change affects your ability…

7 Addiction Recovery Links We Loved This Week

An alcohol insta-experience gone right, Michele Obama talks about mental health, and a #RecoveryMonth shoutout from Forbes Magazine all in this week’s addiction recovery weekly roundup. 1. We talked last week about Seattle implementing supervised injection clinics and now NYC might be next in line to try out a similar experiment. New York City city council has allocated $100,000 to a 9-month long study to decide whether it will make sense to launch the program…

What You Need to Know About Inpatient Drug Rehab

From inpatient drug rehab programs to intensive outpatient treatment programs, individuals can choose substance dependency therapies that can complement their lives and needs. Ideally, it’s best to meet with an addiction specialist at a rehab facility in order to discuss the nature of your addiction. This specialist can recommend a customized treatment plan that suits your specific needs and overall health. Both inpatient drug rehab and outpatient drug rehab treatment plans can generate positive results;…

Where Trump and Clinton Stand on the Heroin Epidemic

In light of the upcoming presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, we thought it would be a good idea to revisit where each of the candidates stand on the issue of the heroin epidemic. As you may or may not have heard by now, the heroin drug use in the U.S. has grown dramatically in the last few years. According to the UN’s “World Drug Report 2016,” heroin users have grown to about…

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