Robert told me that the first time he remembers thinking about drug addiction recovery, he was just seventeen. He remembers standing in a synagogue on a Friday night, already aware that religion wasn’t for him, and suddenly feeling immense despair. The despair was for the meaning he’d lost, and the idea of a life without… Continue reading Drugs Addiction Recovery And The Search For Meaning
One thing that many people don’t understand about addiction is that someone with a substance abuse problem can become very adept at hiding their behavior. They will often go to great lengths to ensure that the people around them do not know they are addicted. It is possible for even their own spouse to have… Continue reading Is It Possible to be Completely Unaware of Your Spouse’s Substance Abuse?
Drug abuse does not always come in the form of a pill or a powder as many young people and especially teens engage in the use of inhalants. An inhalant is a type of drug that when the user breathes in its vapor it will cause a feeling of euphoria. With teens this often means… Continue reading Types of Inhalant Abuse
Hallucinogenic drugs that are considered to be a “natural high” have become increasingly popular in the U.S. One of the most potent of these types of drugs is ayahuasca, a now trendy drink made from boiling vines and leaves found in the Amazon. Although it is new to many people in the U.S. it is… Continue reading Ayahuasca Overview
Benzo Addiction & Types of Benzos Treatment: Benzodiazepines are a type of tranquilizing medication often prescribed for pain or anxiety such as Valium or Xanax. Benzos, as they are commonly called, have great potential for abuse and addiction as recreational drug users seek them out for their sedating effects. While benzos can be prescribed for… Continue reading Understanding the New Benzo Flubromazepam
With the opioid crisis becoming more serious every year in the U.S. it is crucial to be aware of drugs like fentanyl which are causing majors issues with addiction and overdose. It is a highly potent and very addictive opioid that is often taken by itself or combined with cocaine. It is actually the most… Continue reading 11 Things to Know About Fentanyl
There are a multitude of different factors that can influence whether a person is more at risk for developing issues with addiction. In addition to issues like genetic vulnerability, environment and mental illness, Substance Abuse After Experiencing Trauma are very common in those with addictions. In the field of mental and behavioral health there is… Continue reading Substance Abuse After Experiencing Trauma