quitting alcohol cold turkey

Risks of Quitting Alcohol Cold Turkey

If you are one of the millions of Americans struggling with alcohol addiction, you may believe that you can quit anytime. This false belief is typical among people dependent on alcohol. While it may be possible for some people to decide to stop drinking and follow through on it, for others, quitting alcohol cold turkey…

alcohol abuse in young adults

Recognizing Alcohol Abuse in Young Adults

Experimenting with alcohol between the ages of 18 and 29, otherwise referred to as young adulthood, is more common than in any other stage of life. This is also a high time for binge drinking and alcohol-related driving incidents. Naturally, some parents may become concerned when they see their child in their teens or early…

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Start Healing from Trauma

When you experience a disturbing event, you may initially experience shock as your body tries to protect you from emotional or physical pain. You may feel for several days after the incident, while the numbness and disassociation can last up to six weeks. Once the initial shock wears off, you may continue to experience long-term…

physiological dependence

What to Know About Physiological Dependence on Drugs

Many people wonder about the differences between psychological and physiological dependence on drugs. This subject provides a great deal of confusion. Also, not helpful is how so much information you find misleads you even more. Those who are suffering from substance abuse problems may not be able to tell the difference, but a family member…

loneliness and anxiety

The Connection Between Loneliness and Anxiety

If you have ever felt lonely before, you are probably familiar with the feelings of depression that can often accompany it. It may be surprising, but loneliness and anxiety can also be connected. Furthermore, just like with depression, feeling anxious and lonely can also put you at a higher risk of substance use disorder. The…

crystal meth withdrawal

Signs of Crystal Meth Withdrawal

If you have fallen victim to crystal meth, you may have first been drawn in by the euphoric feelings it can impart, helping you to feel the confidence and energy you struggle to achieve in your day-to-day life. However, crystal methamphetamine is powerful and can get you addicted as early as your first use. Trying…

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Treatment Options for Oxycodone Abuse

Oxycodone prescriptions have increased over the years, with more and more Americans becoming addicted. Oxycodone medications such as OxyContin and Percocet are often available for pain relief after surgery or injury. The problem is that these prescription medications are highly addictive, and many people fall victim to oxycodone abuse before their course of meds has…