What is Polysubstance Abuse?

Men and women suffering from addiction rarely only use one substance. When an individual uses two or more addictive drugs simultaneously or concurrently, it is known as “Polysubstance Abuse.” It is possible for an individual to develop two simultaneous addictions to two different drugs or to become psychologically dependent on different substance. As addiction develops,…

What is Cocaethylene?

Many men and women struggling with addiction use more than one substance, and often combine different substances to achieve a stronger high. Many users are unaware of the interactions that can be caused by mixing two or more different substances. Cocaine and alcohol are two substances that, when combined, can be extremely dangerous and potentially…

Can I Detox on My Own?

Many people feel that they would more comfortable going through the detox process alone and in their own home. However, self-detoxification is an extremely dangerous prospect and it is highly suggested that an individual enters into a treatment facility and receive medical supervision throughout the process. Withdrawal from certain substances can cause major health complication,…

Improve Your Health and Well-Being with Poetry

Poetry can be a great way to get our thoughts down on paper, unrestricted by more formal writing conventions. Writing poetry can help express our emotions and feelings in a way that can provide a sense of catharsis. Our negative emotions can grow inside us, and writing poetry can be a great outlet for getting…

Finding Freedom in Sobriety

Addiction is a disease that controls our lives entirely. Where we go, what we do, who we surround ourselves with, all become dictated by our disease. We often come to a point where we feel trapped. No matter how hard we try, our addiction and perceived need for intoxication pulls us into a seemingly inescapable…

How Effective is Treatment for Opioid Addiction?

Going to treatment is just the beginning of living a rewarding and happy life in sobriety. Many people attempting to recover from addiction and alcoholism make several attempts before they are finally able to live a life of sobriety. However, as opioid overdose rates skyrocket and the drug becomes more lethal with the introduction of…

How Dangerous is Alcohol?

Alcohol may be presumed a safe form of intoxication based on its legal status. However, alcohol is the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States. An estimated 88,000 men and women due from alcohol-related causes each year. Alcohol lowers inhibitions and cognitive functions, making intoxicated people more likely to engage in reckless…

What are the Health Consequences of Anabolic Steroid Use?

Anabolic steroids are drugs or hormonal substances similar in composition to testosterone. They are used as a means of promoting muscle growth and increased athletic performance. Injection is the usual route of administration of anabolic steroids, either intravenously or intramuscularly, but there are also pills for oral administration of the drug. Steroids my increase muscle…

Understanding Powerlessness Over Drugs and Alcohol

The disease of addiction is such that willpower is not enough for us to overcome our dependence on substances. Many of us had made countless promises and resolutions to stop drinking or using, and we truly intended to keep those promises, but we inevitably returned to drugs and alcohol. Despite the loss of friendships, relationships,…