Alcoholism is a complex disease that is difficult to understand fully. When you hear the word “alcoholic,” it may conjure a specific image in your brain based on stereotypes commonly associated with alcohol abuse and addiction. However, things aren’t so cut and dry.
As the side effects of the unresolved grief and substance abuse worsen, the issues are compounded, creating significant psychological, spiritual, and physical turmoil. Without treatment and support, it is challenging to work through these complex issues and find hope. If you or a loved one feels stuck in a cycle of grief and substance abuse, there is a way out. Learning more about how substance abuse and grief relate to each other may help you understand why professional treatment is often necessary to heal.
Studies have indicated that there are high rates of childhood trauma among people with addictions. Now, recent research findings have revealed more insight into the impact of these experiences and their effects on addictive behaviors.
The popularity of marijuana edibles has recently increased with the legalization of marijuana in many different U.S. states. However, many people who consume these edibles do so without fully knowing the risks involved. Like any other drug, marijuana edibles can cause short-term and long-term side effects. They also carry the risk of overdose if someone takes too much or they are more potent than anticipated. Before you consume any cannabis-infused food products, you should carefully consider the risks.
If you suspect that a spouse, friend, or loved one is abusing drugs, your nose may be the key to finding out the truth. Most drugs produce a distinct odor, especially if they are smoked. Here are some common smells produced by several commonly abused drugs. Identifying these odors may be the start of helping your loved one find treatment.
Children are likely to be exposed to drugs and alcohol in some capacity at an early age. The best thing parents can do to prepare and protect kids is to educate them about the risks. The ways in which parents approach discussions about addiction will vary as children grow and change, but keeping the dialogue […]
If you have a loved one who is struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, you’ve probably noticed a quick deterioration of his or her physical health. However, drastic personality changes often occur as a result of addiction too.
Addiction is extremely common, with about half of all Americans having a friend or family member with a current or past substance use disorder.1 Despite it being a common occurrence, many people don’t know how to deal with an addicted person.
Vaping has been called a public health crisis and it is a particularly common practice among teens.1 But the risk of developing an addiction doesn’t just apply to adolescents. Anyone who vapes can get addicted.
Yes, you can die from taking Adderall. However, the likelihood of this happening is very low, especially if you are taking Adderall as prescribed by your doctor. Continuing reading the article below to learn more about the risks of Adderall and how to prevent sudden death caused by this ADHD drug.