What are drug cravings & how can I deal with them?

When it comes to addiction and cravings, there’s no easy way to overcome them. In short, anyone who develops an addiction will inevitably experience cravings at some point in the recovery process and likely even in more advanced stages of long-term recovery. However, even though cravings are an unavoidable, it’s often the case that those … Continue reading What are drug cravings & how can I deal with them?

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Denial And Lying In Addiction And Recovery

Denial and lying are integral components of the complex disease of addiction. Denial is a complex defense mechanism that helps protect addiction. Lying allows for the rationalization and denial to create a realm where only the addict exists. For myself, lying began long before drug use, in my childhood. I lied as a child primarily … Continue reading Denial And Lying In Addiction And Recovery

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Trauma And Addiction: How Parents Can Help Their Kids

Special Authored Article by Rose Locking As much as we want to protect our children, bad things still happen. Early childhood trauma has a profound effect on quality of life for children well into adulthood. It’s important that children who are traumatized get the help they need right away. Early intervention is key when substance use … Continue reading Trauma And Addiction: How Parents Can Help Their Kids

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Wondering what Suboxone® is?

Suboxone® is a medication that is used to treat addiction. Background Prescription opioid pain medications such as Oxycontin and Vicodin are very addictive. These drugs can have effects similar to heroin ... especially when taken in large doses or taken other than prescribed. Not everyone who uses opioids gets addicted. But it is difficult to … Continue reading Wondering what Suboxone® is?

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My Child Has a Problem with Drugs

As a parent, it is your role to take care of your child. But, when your teen or adult child is addicted to drugs, most likely the best you can do is to guide them to a solution.  If your loved one wants to get clean and sober, then help them get into a rehab. But … Continue reading My Child Has a Problem with Drugs

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Trendy Internet Drug – Kratom

If you read some pro-drug forums, you might get the impression that Kratom is a wonderful substance, that can be all things to all people. One of the first sites I found, when I entered the drug name into the Google search bar, offered a handy user guide.  The article from the site stated "Kratom is … Continue reading Trendy Internet Drug – Kratom

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addiction and alcoholism – Americans with Disability Act

Here is a common question I get -- "I am addicted to drugs and I need help to get sober; if I go to a 30-day treatment center will I be fired from my job?". How the Americans with Disabilities Act Protects You from Termination Drug and alcohol abuse and dependence are classified as treatable illnesses … Continue reading addiction and alcoholism – Americans with Disability Act

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Books for Alcohol and Addiction Recovery

I  consume information in a variety of ways. I watch YouTube, read blogs, listen to Podcasts and watch documentaries.  But for certain important subjects, nothing beats the distraction-free practice of turning the pages of a book. If you are struggling from addiction or alcoholism, than I have a short list for you. I have also … Continue reading Books for Alcohol and Addiction Recovery

The Most Addictive Prescription Drugs Available

While drug addiction is sometimes thought of as a problem affecting only "certain groups", the data on prescription abuse tell another story. In fact, the CDC has termed such abuse as a “growing, deadly epidemic.” Prescription Drug Addictions Just because pills are prescribed by a doctor and administered by a pharmacy, that doesn’t mean they are … Continue reading The Most Addictive Prescription Drugs Available