In many cases, the word help means to make something easier for someone else by providing your service, money, or resources. When addiction is involved, the best way to help the addict is by detaching yourself from the situation. Don’t let yourself try and manage the behavior. You can love the addict, but you have
Preventing Relapse: The Name of the Game
When dealing with addiction, you have to learn how to cope with cravings, stomp feelings of guilt, and deal with setbacks. Some people can be confused going into addiction because of the words relapse and setbacks. A setback is a mistake or obstacle to conquer. It’s something that’s in the way of your goal. It’s
Talking to Your College Student About Alcohol
Alcohol abuse is a serious issue in the young people of today, especially for those in a college atmosphere and environment. Many people do not understand the risks of binge drinking as opposed to moderate use, and this can be a deadly mistake. Alcohol poisoning is a risk of binge drinking or alcoholism. However, to
Treating Vicodin Withdrawal Symptoms
Vicodin is categorized as a man-made opioid drug with dangerous addictive qualities. The drug contains hydrocodone, which affects an area of the brain that is usually tasked with regulating pain. The Vicodin is commonly used to treat pain because it manages the opiate receptors in the brain which treat pain. Vicodin is one of the
Addiction Rehabilitation for Alcoholism
Alcoholism, or excessive, extended use of alcohol, can greatly impact and affect your body. The negative results are abundant and diverse. Rehabilitation centers are able to provide you with a safe recovery environment. Centers like these can help you avoid the fatal effects of alcohol abuse and guide you through the process of creating habits
When Does Vicodin Kick In?
Vicodin is an opioid, analgesic, and antitussive that is mainly prescribed to treat pain. It is a combination of hydrocodone, an opioid, and acetaminophen that helps absorb the opioid into the body. In addition to the hydrocodone and acetaminophen elements, Vicodin contains colloidal silicon dioxide, crospovidone, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, pregelatinized starch, and stearic
What Families Can Expect From an Addict in Recovery
Once your loved one has successfully become clean and abstinent from the substance that previously ruled them, you may expect the future to improve. Your loved one has completed an important first step on the journey to recovery and sustained abstinence, but the fight is not over yet. After detoxification, emotions will be very raw,
Normal (and abusive) Uses for Adderall
Adderall contains a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, which are central nervous system stimulants that affect chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control. When used properly, it can be effective with treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. However, some end up abusing it which can lead to
Addiction in Crisis: How to Help a Homeless Family Member
Addiction can cause problems in all aspects of the addict’s life—at work, school, home, and especially with family members. An addiction can drain addicts’ relatives of money, energy, and time. At some point, the addict could lose their home due to consequences of drug or alcohol abuse, and end up homeless. So how can you
How long does marijuana stay in your body?
THC is the chemical responsible for most of marijuana’s psychological effects, and works by stimulating the brain to release dopamine, which creates euphoria. We know its effects wear off after 3-4 hours, but how long does THC stay in our systems? We’ll look into potential marijuana addiction and how it affects the body ahead.