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Getting Sober for Your Children

One of the most direct consequences of using drugs and alcohol is the detriment and toll it takes on your health. Getting sober is important...

What Does a Meth High Feel Like?

Every individual is different and we experience everything differently. The way one-person experiences eating a banana may be a different experience for another. The same...

How Your Ego Drives Substance Abuse

Those that recover from addiction know that it is not an easy feat to accomplish. People who are not addicts don’t understand why it is...

Mixing Adderall and Xanax

Adderall contains a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine are central nervous system stimulants that affect chemicals in the brain and nerves that...

Can an Employer Randomly Drug Test You?

Workplace drug testing has become popular as employers screen their workers to figure out who would be the best candidate for promotion or who is...

Are Hallucinogens Dangerous Drugs?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse – and contrary to widespread belief – hallucinogens can sometimes be addictive. While the addictive properties are...

Mixing Cocaine and Xanax

Table of Contents1 What is Cocaine?2 What is Xanax?3 Why is it Common for People to Mix Cocaine and Xanax?4 What Happens When You Mix...

Does Drug Addiction Destroy Brain Cells?

Addiction impacts the brain on many levels. The chemical compounds in stimulants, nicotine, opioids, alcohol, and sedatives enter the brain and bloodstream upon use. Once...

Staying Sober While Living With Drinkers

Early recovery can be such a precarious and emotionally strenuous time. Addiction specialists recommend that those who have recently completed inpatient treatment transfer directly into...

Inspirational Quotes About Sobriety

No matter who you are or what you’re going through, it can be difficult to maintain focus and motivation. We all fall into slumps; we...

When Addicted Loved Ones Ask for Money

Watching a loved one struggle with alcohol or drug addiction is one of the most painful experiences an individual can have. Addiction is a physically,...

How Negative Emotions Can Lead to Relapse

Addicts didn’t wake up one day and decide they wanted to be an addict. We didn’t think, yes, I’m going to use drugs and alcohol...

Should I Go to NA or AA Meetings?

When an addict has the desire and willingness to get sober for the first time, they probably wonder which twelve-step program is better, Alcoholics Anonymous...

What is HALT: Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired

To Halt means to stop abruptly. The acronym for H.A.L.T., as many people in recovery know, means hungry, angry, lonely, and tired. For recovering addicts...

Brad Pitt Opens Up About His Alcoholism

In a recently published New York Times article, Brad Pitt opened up about his personal struggles with alcoholism, as well as his time spent in...

What is the Calvin Klein Club Drug?

The Calvin Klein drug is not a new synthetic compound, but instead is a deadly combination of cocaine and ketamine. It’s one of the latest...

Addiction Recovery Quotes

15 Motivational Quotes About Addiction Recovery Addiction is a condition with far-reaching consequences. Families are torn apart, and trust is often broken. Not only the...