alcohol poisoning

8 Things You Need to Know About Alcohol Poisoning

How To Treat Alcohol Poisoning At Home Alcohol poisoning should not be treated at home, plain and simple. In the event that someone shows signs of alcohol poisoning, getting them immediate medical attention is critical. However, if they begin to vomit, preventing aspiration (choking on the vomit) can save their life. Do this by rolling…

depression and substance abuse

How Are Depression and Alcoholism Connected?

What Classifies As Depression? There is still a lot of misinformation regarding what is and what isn’t depression. Because of this, many people suffering from a depressive disorder might never be diagnosed, which is an issue as bad as it would be with any illness that is not treated. On the other hand, self-diagnosing and…

5 reasons to love recovery

5 Reasons to Love Recovery

“24.6 million Americans were addicted to drugs in 2013. That’s 9.4% of the population.” If you’re among the millions of Americans addicted to alcohol or drugs, it’s never too late to get help. The longer that you wait, the harder it may be to recover from an addiction. A longer length of abuse may also…

The Pros and Cons of Safe Injection Sites

The proponents of safe injection sites feel that the sites are a welcome addition to the fight against addiction. Specifically, they believe that they are a benefit to public health and the community. On the other hand, the opponents of safe injection sites vehemently insist that these sites cause roadblocks in the battle against addiction. They…

Sober Valentines Day

Valentines Day

Many single people spend the weeks leading up to February the 14th trying to find a way to avoid being alone, single, or sober on Valentines Day. While society often markets this holiday as one about dating, sex, and a lot of boozy beverages, it’s perfectly okay to be single and alcohol-free on this day.…

Super Bowl

Hosting A Sober Super Bowl Party

  Super Bowl season is only a few days away!  Most people spend the big game watching their favorite teams, laughing at the commercials, eating as much food as possible, and downing copious amounts of alcohol. This year, you’ll see that you can still enjoy game day while going alcohol-free.   Are You Ready For…

Xanax side effects

Common Short-Term and Long-Term Xanax Side Effects

Xanax is the 5th most prescribed drug in America, so it’s important to fully understand the short-term and long-term Xanax side effects that are expected. These prescription medications are part of a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines treat symptoms of anxiety. They have a calming effect on the central nervous system (CNS). They can…

xanax addiction

5 Shocking Facts About Xanax Addiction

With Xanax being the 5th most prescribed drug in America, it’s no wonder why a Xanax addiction has become so common in the U.S. This prescription medication treats anti-anxiety disorders. It can help those struggling to sleep at night. Although effective, long-term use can lead to dependence. Those who are dependent on Xanax may need…

fentanyl addiction

How Fentanyl Addiction Affects the Brain

Fentanyl addiction is incredibly common in America. Studies show that more and more Americans are abusing this drug. Unfortunately, abuse often leads to overdose. The overdose numbers for this type of substance abuse is appalling. There’s been an increase of 540% over the last three years alone. Many drug abusers don’t even realize that they…

signs of fentanyl withdrawal

Tapering Off of Opioids to Avoid Signs of Fentanyl Withdrawal

Signs of fentanyl withdrawal can be incredibly difficult to bear. This is why many drug abusers requite addiction treatment to deal with this drug abuse. Without the right type of treatment, the withdrawal symptoms can be so intense that they can cause death. In most cases, drug addicts simply relapse. Many drug addicts may struggle…