Monthly Archives: December 2017

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20 12, 2017

Opium: A Long History of Medical Use, Addiction and Abuse

2017-12-15T19:07:25+00:00 December 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Opium poppies have a significant medical impact in history that dates back to 3,400 B.C. Its medicinal effects was once thought to be magical, and it was a highly cultivated plant around the world. In fact, word of its medicinal properties quickly spread across the globe, and it was sought after by many powerful [...]

18 12, 2017

All About the Money in the Pharmaceutical Industry: The Opioid Epidemic Exposed

2017-12-15T18:55:06+00:00 December 18th, 2017|0 Comments

It’s shocking how big of a problem opioid abuse has become thanks to the pharmaceutical industry. In 2015 alone, 20.5 million Americans struggled with a substance abuse problem. 20 million of which were addicted to prescription painkillers while 500,000 were addicted to heroin and other types of street drugs. Although the numbers are incredible, [...]

16 12, 2017

7 Irrefutable Reasons Why Being Sober Is the Best Choice You’ll Ever Make

2017-12-15T18:45:22+00:00 December 16th, 2017|0 Comments

If you’ve ever dealt with an addiction, you’ll know that being sober is the best thing that can happen to you. Most people underestimate the importance of sobriety until they’ve fallen into the hands of addiction. Addiction has become a huge crisis in America, affecting over 23.5 million teenagers and adults. Of those addicted, [...]

12 12, 2017

Gabapentin: A Look at Prescribed Uses, Side Effects, Misuse and Recovery

2017-12-15T18:07:07+00:00 December 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Gabapentin is a new type of prescription drug medication with high prescription rates and surprisingly high addiction rates as well. Classified as anticonvulsants, this type of drug plays various roles. It appears to alter the effects of calcium on the body, and also prevents an increase in sensitivity to pain. It has also been [...]

10 12, 2017

How A Fish Is Helping Addiction Research

2017-12-15T17:51:38+00:00 December 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Opioid addiction research is progressing. Zebrafish play a big part in new discoveries. This may sound strange. But one recent zebrafish study is gaining lots of attention. This post tells you all about this study. As an opiate addict, you may wonder why this info matter. You’ve heard the saying “knowledge is power”. This [...]

8 12, 2017

How Codependency Can Affect Addicts and Their Loved Ones

2017-12-15T17:43:22+00:00 December 8th, 2017|0 Comments

It’s common for addicts to have codependent relationships with their relatives. Many times, families may enable the addiction or behavior of a loved one. They could be supporting a family member’s drug, alcohol, or gambling addiction. Poor mental health, immaturity, irresponsibility, or under-achievement may also be encouraged. Sometimes, this could be on purpose. Others, [...]

6 12, 2017

Addiction Risk Factors related to Age, Gender, Race and Income: Who Should Worry?

2017-12-15T17:36:44+00:00 December 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Differences in age, gender, race and income are all addiction risk factors. While the faces of addiction are diverse, some groups are more at risk than others. 20.8 million Americans aged 12 and up struggled with a drug or alcohol addiction in 2014. With addiction being so prevalent, it's easy for scientists to figure [...]

4 12, 2017

Cannabis Use Disorder: Statistics, Info and Recovery

2017-12-15T17:19:10+00:00 December 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Marijuana use is often depicted in a light-hearted manner in the media although a cannabis use disorder should not be taken lightly. Marijuana culture was promoted by the media, and was always showcased in a light, positive way. In ‘That 70s Show’, bored teenagers often light up as a means to hang out and [...]

2 12, 2017

Addicted and In Denial: How to Face the Truth and Own It

2017-12-15T17:05:16+00:00 December 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

People dealing with addiction often view sobriety as unnecessary. They don’t see a reason to change their behavior. It’s okay to accept that you might need help. Once that’s out of the way, recovery is possible. With the right treatment and support, a lasting change can be made. It’s important to remember that the [...]

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