opioids in Florida

The Opioid Crisis in Florida: Scary Facts in the Sunshine State

The Opioid Crisis Opioids and opiates are drugs that are made from the opium poppy plant, and that act as “downers”. The substances in the drug act directly in opioid receptors of the brain, which are popularly referred to as “pleasure receptors”. Legal, lab-produced versions of these drugs are usually prescribed for pain management. These…

Vaping

Why Vaping Isn’t As Harmless as Many Think

What is Vaping? Vaping is a popularized term for smoking e-cigarettes, which can also be referred to as “juuling”. E-cigarettes work by producing an aerosol as it heats up a specific liquid made for it. This liquid can contain many different substances, most commonly nicotine, chemicals used for the aerosol, and fragrances that can be…

enabling and addiction, what is enabling

What Does Enabling Mean? How to Know What Helps and What Hurts

What does “enable” mean? The definition I think applies here, according to Merriam-Webster, is “to make possible, practical, or easy” (emphasis mine).  Enabling looks a lot like love, probably because it’s done through love. We do what we can to make the way “easier” for our loved ones, especially those who we believe need a…

Learn how to get sober in jail

Getting Sober in Jail

Getting Sober in Jail Getting sober in jail may be the best thing that can happen for someone who is addicted to drugs and alcohol. Many convicts committed crimes while under the influence or committed crimes due to a need to get drugs or alcohol. These individuals may not have committed a crime if they…

Coping Skills, Recovery Techniques, Recovery Coping Skills

The Best Ways to Cope with Struggles in Recovery Are Closer Than You Think

Recovery can be a challenging journey—and that’s exactly what makes it so rewarding. Luckily, there are many people who have walked the road ahead, and those kind souls offer their experience and support to those of us who are following behind. Those who have been in longtime recovery know that it always helps to have…

5 Hobbies to Pick Up in Addiction Recovery

Many recovering addicts will often notice that they have a lot of free time on their hands. Instead of obsessing over, using or getting over the use of drugs or alcohol, these individuals now have nothing to do. If they don’t fill in their spare time with a  hobby, they may find their minds start…

5 Statistics on Drug Use in the Workplace

Drug use in the workplace is much more prevalent than you’d think. Many addicts are functioning addicts, and can usually hide their addiction pretty well. They can be your accountant, your favorite cashier at your local grocery store, your child’s teacher or even your doctor. To explore the prevalence and impact of this issue, here…

5 Common Misconceptions About Addiction

Many people don’t fully understand addiction at all, so there are many misconceptions about this mental health disorder floating around. Many people believe that addiction is completely treatable and that addicts can quit whenever they want. These misconceptions prevent substance abusers from getting the help and support that they need. “Nearly 50% of Americans knows…

5 Reasons Why You Keep Relapsing

When going through recovery, you’ll often hear from addiction experts that relapses are common in recovery. Approximately 40% to 60% of those who seek addiction treatment will relapse at least once. This could be anything from developing a full-blown addiction once again or merely having a sip of alcohol or using drugs once. Among those…

What Happens When You Get a DUI?

What Happens When You Get a DUI?

  Drinking and driving is a huge problem in America, and over 111 million Americans admitted to driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs in 2016. Those who are driving while under the influence will not have quick reaction times. They may also make poor decisions that could lead to fatal accidents. These…