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Understanding the Stigma of Being Sober

Understanding the Stigma of Being Sober

There has always been a certain stigma around addiction, though in some cases, this stigma has helped addicts in the long run. Take tobacco use for example. The stigma around tobacco being hazardous to health has helped the population as a whole become more aware of...

The First Steps to Recovering from Drug Abuse

The First Steps to Recovering from Drug Abuse

If you are a drug addict, know this; you will face some bumps along the way. Some days will go strong, others will be unbearable. But this does not mean you won’t recover. Taking the first step towards recovery is always difficult. This is why you need the right...

What To Remember When Your Loved One Is An Addict

What To Remember When Your Loved One Is An Addict

Dealing with a drug or alcohol addict requires a delicate balance of patience and tolerance on your part as a family member. Your concern for them is apparent. However, you must understand their situation to aid their recovery effectively. What You Should Do as a...

What are the Warning Signs of Drug Abuse?

What are the Warning Signs of Drug Abuse?

In 2013, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health stated that 23.5 million people over the age of 12 needed treatment for some sort of drug or alcohol abuse problem. This was four years ago. With drug use...

How Alcohol Abuse Is Doing More Than Just Physical Harm

How Alcohol Abuse Is Doing More Than Just Physical Harm

Indulged in across the world, alcohol is a significant part of our daily lives. It is commonly mistaken to be a stimulant; while it is, in fact, a central nervous system depressant. From drinking on occasions with friends, to celebrating events and socializing, most...

The Drug with a Deceptive Name: The Underreported Dangers of Bath Salts

The Drug with a Deceptive Name: The Underreported Dangers of Bath Salts

‘Bath salts’ sounds like an innocent term for an innocent product. But don’t let the name deceive you. Just like how the term ‘prescription painkillers’ lead people to think they are not dangerous, many treat bath salts as a comparatively safer drug. While this may be...