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Category: Addiction

Study Finds Childhood Trauma Can Make People Like Morphine More

Study Finds Childhood Trauma Can Make People Like Morphine More

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.

What Are the Risks and Side Effects of Marijuana Edibles?

What Are the Risks and Side Effects of Marijuana Edibles?

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.

What Do Drugs Smell Like?

What Do Drugs Smell Like?

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.

How To Educate Children About Addiction

How To Educate Children About Addiction dad playing with his daughters

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 […]

How Should Families Deal with Addiction During the Holidays?

How Should Families Deal with Addiction During the Holidays? How Should Families Deal with Addiction During the Holidays?

Life with an addicted family member can be stressful and chaotic, but during the holidays, this can sometimes be magnified. Enjoying the holiday season may seem impossible when you’re bombarded by feelings of frustration, disappointment, or dread, especially if your addicted loved one is out of control. Even if he or she is just beginning […]

6 Important Things No One Tells You About Addiction

6 Important Things No One Tells You About Addiction rehab group session

Substance use disorder is a complex issue and negative social stigma often keeps people from sharing their life experiences involving addiction. Throughout the treatment process, people in recovery work hard to explore the causes of their substance abuse and strategies for preventing relapse. During this process, they learn many things about addiction that could have […]

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