Mental health and substance abuse problems can greatly interfere with daily life. Not only might they disrupt self-image and social relationships, but they also affect work performance. This often becomes quickly apparent to you, your coworkers, and your employer. Because mental health...
Chances are if you’re here, reading this article, you or someone you love already understands the challenges of reacquainting yourself with life after rehab. From repairing relationships with family members, staying away from old hangouts and finding new hobbies to keep you busy, or...
One of the foremost challenges to an addict’s recovery is the fight against boredom. It may seem silly, but this is a very real challenge to sobriety. Substance abuse fends off boredom very effectively, and one of the most common causes of relapse is that the recovering addict can’t...
Overdoses are becoming increasingly prevalent in American society, as more and more people are losing their lives or suffering from serious side effects from substance abuse. There are primarily two types of overdose – intentional and unintentional. While the numbers of intentional...
It is possible to overdose on nearly any substance. Overdosing can cause a wide range of serious problems, including death; however, the term “overdose” does not necessarily mean “fatal overdose.” A person may overdose on a substance and live to tell the tale. However, in such a...
Avoiding relapse and maintaining sobriety is a considerably challenging part of addiction recovery. After all, as difficult as it is to go through detox, this process is usually conducted in the secure, supportive environment of rehab, in which it is impossible to obtain or use drugs....
As more public figures lose their lives to drug overdoses, it helps raise awareness for the potential for drug overdose in the everyday lives of all Americans prescribed different medications. For many people, multiple medications are provided to them to help them function mentally and...
You may want to take a family member’s prescription drug based on what you know about it, but drugs can affect different people in different ways. The following factors may change the effects of any medication: Side effects – Prescription drugs often have many different possible...
The psychological aspects of addiction can prevent a person from seeking help even when it is most needed. Addiction corrupts the functioning of the brain, and the influence of drugs can be more powerful than rational thought. Instead of seeing an overdose as a warning sign of the...
Prescription drug abuse is a serious problem. While addiction can affect any person at any point in their life, what makes a prescription drug addiction so unique is that a whole new generation and group of people are affected by it. In the past there was a certain stigma attached to drug...
If you have been fortunate enough to get through an alcohol overdose, you may have realized that there is a fine line between alcohol abuse and overdose. You also may be aware of the fact that you don’t really know where that line is and how you came to cross it in the first...
When you are prescribed a medication, it is important that you understand what you are being prescribed, for what reason, and how to take it. Many people head off to the pharmacy without fully understanding these factors. We realize that doctors are medical professionals who try to...