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Learning How to Manage Anger in Recovery

Anyone who has ever had to go through recovery will know how incredibly difficult it is. In fact, many people have said it’s one of the most difficult, probably the most difficult thing they have ever had to go through. There are many reasons for this. Besides having to deal with the inevitable process of withdrawal, you'll also have to put up with uncontrollable cravings for the substance... ❯❯❯

What You Need To Know About Pregnancy & Addiction

Finding out that you're expecting can be exciting and joyous. Most moms-to-be grow immediately more conscious of their health because everything they do affects their growing child. Unfortunately, for a mom-to-be addicted to drugs or alcohol, pregnancy can trigger so many fears — adding stress to an already overwhelming situation. As taboo as it is to openly recognize, substance abuse... ❯❯❯

4 Things To Consider When Choosing An Alcohol Rehab

Are you struggling with alcoholism? No doubt alcohol addiction is a major issue in many households. Its impact affects not only the addicts but also their families. The good thing is that the condition is treatable. When you have a family member or yourself suffering from alcohol addiction, you have many treatment options. Selecting the perfect one can be a tough task. Also, one option may work... ❯❯❯

Don't Let Pandemic Stress Drive You to DWI

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the stress from isolation, illness, unemployment, financial strain, and the lack of available in-person activities and recovery resources is leading to an increase in substance abuse and relapse for people in the United States. Pandemic stress has also caused an increase in DWI convictions across the country. Fortunately, there are a number of tools and remote... ❯❯❯

What Happens if You Take Xanax with Suboxone?

Taking two or more prescriptions at the same time is not uncommon. Being honest with your doctor about what prescriptions you are taking is of upmost importance, as some medicines don’t react well with each other. Being honest with your doctor is the first step in avoiding a potential mixing of Xanax or another benzodiazepine with suboxone. What is Xanax? Xanax is a brand name. It is... ❯❯❯

Taking Back Your Life

An addiction dictates your life. You no longer have control and you experience a boatload of emotions. You want to quit, however, it’s not so easy. Thankfully, help is available and there are several ways to take back your life.  It Happens The first thing you must face is that you are an addict. This is a hard task, admitting that you have a problem, but it is also necessary.... ❯❯❯

A Quick History of the Drug Discovery Process

For many centuries, people treated disease with locally gathered, naturally occurring substances like herbs, flowers, and molds. Fast forward to today, and some of these same compounds are still in use—though accompanied by a wide array of other natural and synthetic drugs developed in laboratories around the world. The types of medicinal drugs we use today have certainly grown and developed... ❯❯❯

3 Ways Addiction May Be Impacting Your Job

When addicted people go to work while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they are putting themselves and their colleagues in danger. This especially holds true in industries like healthcare that cater to vulnerable populations, where one slip-up could mean a person's death. But it is also the case in many other occupations that require close attention to detail, like driving or operating... ❯❯❯

4 Ways Addiction Can Wreck Your Life

Addiction can lead to car accidents, domestic violence, divorce and separation, bankruptcy, and even death. Addiction is a malediction It could be alcohol, smoking, ladies of the night, and many other pleasurable ills. When one is addicted to something, he or she will often have difficulty thinking clearly. As people go through life chasing after the next high, nothing else may matter. Blame it... ❯❯❯

The Hidden Costs of Addiction

The cost of addiction spreads far beyond the price of the substance, financially and emotionally impacting the individual, his or her friends and family members, and employers. Addiction often leads to legal problems for the user. Substance abuse can also cause chronic health conditions or even death. Family Dynamics It is a trying time when a family member is struggling with substance abuse.... ❯❯❯