What’s the Most Dangerous Drug on Earth?

The world is a dangerous place. From car crashes to ebola to kids getting shot at in their own schools. And even if you surviv...
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Turning Heroin Addiction into Healthy Addiction

In the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, recovering addicts are taught that there are two aspects to their addiction: cravings...
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The Dangers of Meth Manufacturing: “Cookin’ W...

The dangers of manufacturing methamphetamine are vast and serious. Laboratories that produce meth vary dramatically in size an...
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Krokodil Update: No True Good News

For the past several years, the use of an opiate called Krokodil has come into Western consciousness due to an incredible amou...
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Elderly Substance Abuse: “The Obscured Plague”

Substance abuse among the elderly (60-years and older) is one of the fastest growing health problems facing the country in rec...
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6 Tricks to Being Sober on St. Patrick’s Day

When you’re in recovery there a few holidays that pop up every year that make it difficult to go out and remain sober. New Y...
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Sex Addiction (Definition and Diagnosis)

Sex addiction is one of the more misunderstood diseases in modern medical history. It’s even more misconstrued due to the fa...
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Recovering a Career After Treatment

Universally, one of the paramount things on most people’s minds during treatment is how they’re going to support themselve...
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Fracking and Addiction: The Birth of New Boom Towns

Fracking, which is short for “hydraulic fracturing,” is the process of spraying high velocity chemicals in the ground to b...
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Make Love, Not War? (Treatment of Sex Addiction)

When does sex turn from being love to an addiction? There are many theories about this, and it is often thought that when sex ...
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Getting Into Rehab: Getting In and Getting it On

It’s going to be one of the most important decisions of your life. You know you have to go, and the only reasons for not goi...
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Self-Trust: An Acquired Skill

One of the toughest things to develop during recovery from drugs or alcohol abuse is developing self-trust. We’ve spent so m...
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Addiction Research in the LGBT Community

Gay culture has taken an enormous deal of fault for the extreme statistics on LGBT substance abuse issues, which are estimated...
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A Story of Treatment (Part ONE)

Alex P. is a methamphetamine addict who is entering treatment for the second time. His previous attempt at rehab was a straigh...
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The Link Between Homelessness and Addiction

The American Dream is a simple one. At least, it is simple to understand. It’s built on the philosophical ideals that hard w...
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Compulsive Shopping Addiction: “Shopping For Tr...

Shopping addiction has a technical name that is called Omniomania. This literally means obsessive shopping, and it is perhaps...
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The Dangers of Ibogaine

Even before addiction began to be studied as a science, there have always been people looking for a quick cure. Before treatme...
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Privilege: A Blessing or a Curse?

Money can’t buy you happiness…but it can buy you a big yacht that can sail right up next to it. At least that’s what I t...
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Addiction: It’s a Family Affair

Drug and alcohol addiction…it runs in the family. You’ve heard it all before: the possibilities of a genetic relationship ...
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Eating Disorders: Prevention and Treatment

Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening conditions that require treatment that is on the same level – and sometime...
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5 Steps to Getting Through Rehab

Going into inpatient treatment can be a scary time. For most addicts, although the necessity of rehab may not be a surprise, t...
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GHB Abuse and Symptoms

Commonly known as ‘Liquid X’, ‘Fantasy’ or Liquid G’, GHB is well- defined as a ‘date rape’ or ‘club drug’ n...
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What to Look For in a Malibu Treatment Center

For addicts and alcoholics, there is one important step that must be made before they can pick where to go for treatment. It d...
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How to Know if You’re a Food Addict

I’d know for years that I was an addict; after years of abusing heroin and other opiates the signs were fairly clear. It jus...
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Doctor Shopping and Addiction

Doctor shopping is one of the most common methods of prescription drug abuse, and in the United States, its practice is fundam...
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Dual Diagnosis: Treatment and Medication

Dual Diagnosis is one of the more complex disorders in the substance abuse landscape; yet despite its challenges, its treatmen...
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Alternative Forms of Addiction Treatment

We’ve come a long way in 100 years, and no I’m not just talking about the invention of the internet. It is easy to see thi...
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Teenage Alcoholism Treatment

Alcoholism in teenagers is one of the most potentially deadly diseases to treat. Aside from the addiction itself, the fact tha...
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Living With a Dual Diagnosis Spouse

In the treatment community the term “dual diagnosis” is used as a sort of catch all for people with a number of conditions...
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Addiction and Depression

The addictive soul is a sad and tricky thing. When a loved one is dependent on drugs or alcohol the condition creates a lot of...
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Post-Rehab Survival

So you’ve made it through treatment…congratulations. And that’s meant in a very sincere way. You need to look at your ac...
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Teenage Alcoholism: Treatment

Teenage alcohol abuse is such a precarious proposition that its treatment must be viewed with as many options as possible. Tee...
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Signs and Symptoms of Teenage Alcoholism

Although the stereotypical alcoholic is often portrayed as middle-aged to adult, alcoholism among teenagers has always been a ...
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Barbiturate Addiction and Treatment

Barbiturates are a well-known depressant, popularized in the 20th Century era as a sedative and an anesthetic, and are still u...
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Substance Abuse in the Military

Substance abuse among military personnel has been on the rise in the last 20 years, as it has been for the rest of society. Al...
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What Would Happen If All Drugs Were Legal?

It’s an interesting thought, and probably one that most addicts have had at one time or another. But how many of us have rea...
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Treatment vs. Jail

The War on Drugs has been raging for over 40 years now. Thanks to the cunning genius of minds like Richard Nixon, substance ab...
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Prescription Drug Abuse

You go to the counter of your local pharmacy, hand the person there the right piece of paper (a valid prescription from any do...
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Dual Diagnosis Addiction

Drug addiction can be a difficult disease to care for. Even with years of medical research and psychiatric studies to show the...
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Opiate Use and Pregnancy

Pregnancy and childbirth have long been known as one of the most painful conditions that women can go through. For many years,...
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Teenage Substance Abuse Treatment: “Investing i...

There are as many variations in treating teen drug abuse as there are drugs themselves. The treatment of adolescents entails l...
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Biker Culture and Addiction: The Meth Prime Movers

The classic picture is a large-framed outlaw in a leather jacket, embossed with its gang insignia or ‘colors’ on the back....
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The Early Days of Recovery Employment

Having a career in the recovery field is one of the more unique jobs one can have that requires a fairly limited amount of tra...
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Drug Treatment in the United Kingdom

Substance abuse treatment in Great Britain has been undergoing great changes in the last several years. As late as 2008, the U...
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Dual Diagnosis: Treatment and Medication

Dual Diagnosis is one of the more complex disorders in the substance abuse landscape; yet despite its challenges, its treatmen...
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Heroin Addiction and the Vietnam War

During the 1960’s and early 70’s America’s involvement in the Vietnam War had unexpected consequences. Thousands of U.S....
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The Mafia and Drug Trafficking (part one)

“I believe this drug business is going to destroy us in the years to come. It’s not like gambling, liquor or even women…...
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Washington Budget to Allocate $133 million to Fig...

As part of the 2016 fiscal budget, President Barack Obama pledged $133 million on Thursday to combat America’s heroin and op...
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Eating Disorders: The Disease and Symptoms

Eating disorders fall under several different sub-sections and categories, which we will discuss. But in a nutshell, all eatin...
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PCP Abuse and Addiction

PCP is one of the strangest street drugs currently in circulation. It’s a bit odd, only in that most of the drugalogue/war s...
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Gambling Addiction Treatment

It’s clear that problem gambling has been accurately classified as a real addiction, comparable to almost all substance abus...
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The Use of Psychedelic Drugs to Fight Alcoholism

Long before L.S.D. hit the cultural landscape in the 1960’s, it’s use was for entirely different things than consciousness...
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Crack Cocaine: A Dark History

It’s autumn of 1984… Wham’s “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” is battling it out on the pop music charts with Billy Ocea...
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Cities with Highest Addiction Rates

In the southeastern part of Santa Fe County in New Mexico lies the small town of Española. With a population of little over 1...
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Drug Overdose Statistics Predicted to Rise

If the rising drug overdose trend isn’t bad enough, it’s about to get worse. The United States drug overdose statistics ha...
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Pharmacy Scams: Fake On-Line Pharmacies

One of the most prevalent current internet scams is fake on-line pharmacies. Fake pharmacies solicit drug users by using the i...
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Adderall Addiction and Recovery

One of the more popular and overly-prescribed medications in the landscape of drugs of abuse in the last ten years or so is Ad...
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Marijuana Addiction And Treatment – How To Stop...

Marijuana addiction abuse is one of the foremost drug related problems facing society today. Marijuana addiction is a phenomen...
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