Codependent vs enabler

What Is the Difference Between Codependent vs Enabler

There are many reasons that personal relationships are affected by addiction. Whether it’s a romantic, familial, professional, or platonic relationship, it will be changed through addiction. Sometimes, a lack of trust causes the relationship to crumble or lose closeness. Other times, the relationship may begin to take another form. Codependency and enabling behavior are common…

Flonase addiction

Why Is Flonase Addictive?

Addiction can come in many forms, and sometimes it can be difficult to recognize. When you picture addiction, there’s a good chance that you imagine amphetamines, opioids, or alcohol. These substances are all addictive, and addictions to them may be more common than other addictions. It may also be that the addictions we listed get…

dangers of binge drinking

Dangers of Binge Drinking

Most young people experiment with alcohol as part of their introduction into adulthood. This experimentation is expected, but more and more young people are delving into binge drinking. Binge drinking is defined as having four or more drinks in just a few hours, depending on your height and weight. When you drink this much, you…

stages of alcoholism

The Stages of Alcoholism

Alcohol is one of the most commonly abused substances in the world. Part of this is due to how society has come to accept and celebrate alcohol use. People drink to celebrate when they achieve something, help facilitate mourning when they lose something, and ease their nerves when socializing. People adopt lighthearted monikers like “wine…

drug addiction and family

Drug Addiction and Family

Addiction is an extraordinarily heavy burden to bear, no matter who you are. When you’re facing a substance abuse disorder or chemical dependency, it can be difficult to know where to turn or how to get help. Addiction can be very isolating. However, the effects of substance abuse are not only on the individual with…

is marijuana addictive

Is Marijuana Addictive?

In many states, including California, marijuana has been legalized somehow, including a medical or recreational purchase. Marijuana legalization has been discussed for over a decade, and many states are deciding to decriminalize or legalize it. Legal availability is not, however, equivalent to safety. Marijuana still carries some risk levels, and you should know the facts…

self love in recovery

Importance of Self Love in Recovery

It can be difficult to love yourself in modern society, with airbrushed photos and posts about “perfect lives” on social media. When you struggle with addiction, this quest for self-acceptance and happiness can become even more difficult to navigate. Addiction can make you lie to yourself, and many people struggling with substance abuse disorders see…