5 Signs That Cocaine Has You Hooked


Cocaine addiction is extremely dangerous and addictive. Cocaine is a powerful stimulant that affects the central nervous system. It increases the dopamine production in your brain, which is the neurotransmitter that manages the feeling of pleasure. Regular use of cocaine causes cravings and eventually addiction. The drug is one of the most addictive stimulants available

Getting through an Adderall detox


When planning to detox off of Adderall, it’s important to be prepared for everything that comes along with it. There are side effects and symptoms one can experience that can last for days, weeks, even months after the last dose taken. We’ll take a look into the symptoms and other important information of Adderall detox

4 Legal Consequences of Drug Abuse


Drug-related offenses can have a negative effect on an addict’s future in a number of ways. In addition to drug addiction causing serious health problems, it can cause many legal ramifications as well.   First of all, remember that criminal records follow you and can cause various barriers to those wishing to live a normal

Beating the Winter Blues in Recovery


Being stuck indoors during the cold, harsh weather of winter months can lead to sleeping in, avoiding social opportunities, and neglecting emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual well being. While it is a natural reaction to this season, it doesn’t have to happen. We’ll discuss why it happens and ways to combat it ahead.    

How Addictive is Nicotine?


We certainly know that nicotine is addictive, but just how addictive is it? We’ll explore that, as well as take a look into how it affects the body and how to control an addiction to it.   Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. According to

Can you develop a Tolerance to Marijuana?


The term “tolerance” in reference to drug use describes an adaptation by the brain to the continued presence of a drug in which higher doses of the drug are required to obtain the effect of the initial dose. It is said marijuana users can develop a tolerance after using over a length of time, and

Examining the Steps: Step 3


The third step in the AA program is very important. Essentially, it means that you need to make a decision to allow a higher power to take control of your mind, body, and life. In addition, it means that you will trust them to guide you down the right path. For many, this higher power

Pounding Energy Drinks Can Lead to Caffeine Addiction


Energy drinks contain dangerous levels of caffeine, and drinking multiple energy drinks per day can cause extreme symptoms and addiction. Energy drink addiction is rising. About 50% of young adults consume excessive amounts of caffeine from energy drinks. Many people do not realize how dangerous addiction to energy drinks can be. In fact, addiction to

Can You Help a Friend Avoid Addiction Relapse?


Anyone who is fighting addiction must be aware of relapse. Recovery is a long, difficult process and relapse is one of the bumps that cover the path to a healthy life. Studies show that about 50% of people in recovery relapse, but this fact is not something to be discouraged by. If your loved one

Treatment Options for a Crack Cocaine Addiction


Crack only stays in your system for a few minutes. However, it can be detected anywhere from days to weeks after your last use. Because crack is an extremely addictive substance, use of it often results in addiction or chronic use. Signs of addiction can be weight loss, financial troubles, bloodshot eyes, no personal maintenance,