Monthly Archives: July 2017

23 07, 2017

What is borderline personality disorder and does it relate to addiction?

2017-07-10T18:07:51+00:00 July 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Borderline personality disorder was a recently recognized disorder in 1980. When you compare it to other psychiatric disorders, it is quite behind on research. This has caused it to be misunderstood by the public which perpetuates the feeling of isolation the disorder causes. Some people are highly functional with BPD but it’s likely their private [...]

22 07, 2017

The Future of Treating Opiate Addiction at Home: Weighing the Pros and Cons

2017-07-10T18:03:29+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

It’s possible that in future, you can fully treat opiate addiction at home. While there are certain benefits such as the cost, there are also some downfalls. Opiate addiction treatment has traditionally entailed professional treatment. A company in California called BioCorRx is amid developing a low-dose form of naltrexone. It will be injectable by a [...]

20 07, 2017

Top 8 Amazing Songs About Addiction and Recovery

2017-08-09T18:30:53+00:00 July 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Addiction and recovery can both feel very lonely and confusing. Music is a wonderful way to get in touch with your feelings. Sometimes, our emotions become blocked through tumultuous times in our lives. Listening to words spoken in a song that sound a lot like your story about addiction or recovery can bring on emotional [...]

19 07, 2017

The Power and Downfall of the Psychedelic Drug DMT

2017-10-04T21:00:05+00:00 July 19th, 2017|0 Comments

DMT is a powerful psychedelic drug. It comes from plants found in warm climates like Mexico, South America, and areas of Asia. The full name is Dimethyltryptamine and it’s a neurotransmitter that is found in the pineal gland of mammals. It is still not known if it’s a part of a human’s makeup in [...]

17 07, 2017

Methadone vs. Buprenorphine – Which has better long-term results for treating opioid addiction?

2017-07-10T17:48:23+00:00 July 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Methadone and Buprenorphine are both one main medication options for treating opioid addiction. They belong to the treatment method known as substitution therapy as they’re opiate agonists which block opiate receptors. They do differ, however, having their own benefits and downfalls. Rehabilitation programs will use methadone or buprenorphine as an opioid substitute. As the U.S. [...]

14 07, 2017

How Finding the Right Acoa Meeting in Washington Helps You Heal

2017-07-10T17:36:48+00:00 July 14th, 2017|0 Comments

ACOA in Washington State varies so you can attend meetings that best resonate with you. Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA, ACOA) are there to support adults who were children of alcoholics. When you grow up in this environment, you’re often subjected to unhealthy experiences. Even if you didn’t have a parent who was an alcoholic [...]

13 07, 2017

Are People with Anxiety More Likely to Abuse Dangerous Substances?

2017-07-10T17:32:04+00:00 July 13th, 2017|0 Comments

There are various types of anxiety disorders which makes up America’s most common mental illness. Studies show that 18% of adults in the U.S. suffer from chronic anxiety of some sort. Of those suffering from anxiety disorders, 20% abuse substances. It has been shown that there is a strong connection between anxiety and abusing dangerous [...]

11 07, 2017

The Potential for Delirium Tremens (DT) When Someone Goes Through Alcohol Withdrawal

2017-11-09T04:38:18+00:00 July 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Did you know that alcohol withdrawal is the most risky type of withdrawal from a substance? This is largely due to Delirium Tremens. Delirium Tremens (DT) is a withdrawal symptom of abstaining from alcohol. It’s a little more complicated than that as there are certain alcoholics who are more at risk. It doesn’t often happen [...]

10 07, 2017

6 Ways to Stop Enabling an Addict in your life

2017-07-10T17:26:10+00:00 July 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Enabling a friend, spouse, parent, or colleague that’s an addict helps the person continue their destructive path. If you have a family member that is abusing substances, you will naturally want to protect them. You may keep silent about the things you’ve witnessed though they are clearly a problem. A colleague at work may be [...]

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