businessman holding neck from stress and designer drugs at work

What Are the Types of Designer Drugs to Watch Out for on the Market?

Designer drugs are a certain type of narcotic created from synthetic chemicals to mirror the effects of other drugs. A little chemical modification can change the intensity and potency of the drugs, making them more addictive and dangerous than they were before. The rise of designer drugs is often due to chemicals being used and…

therapist discussing nasal spray addiction with man

The Reality of Nasal Spray Addiction is Not What People Thinks

One addiction people may not consider is nasal spray. It is something people use quite often to spray their noses for congestion and enable them to breathe easier. It is only supposed to be used for up to three days. Any longer than that, it may cause rebound congestion. It means congestion caused by medication…

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How Can Compassion Help Family Members Support a Loved One with Addiction?

When people suffer from addiction, whether it be to drugs, alcohol, or some other form of addiction, partners also suffer alongside them. Family members, siblings, and loved ones also suffer. Compassion can help family members better support a loved one with addiction, even when their relationships may feel tenuous due to the nature of addiction.…

man discussing symptoms from Klonopin use to doctor

Don’t Ignore the Dangers of Klonopin

Klonopin is habit-forming for many people who use the drug. Addiction is a real threat for people who use the drug for just a few weeks. A benzodiazepine, addiction kicks in even when prescribed by a doctor. The receptors in the brain are blocked which reduces stress and anxiety. The brain cannot produce feelings of…

adult child recovering at Oceanfront Recovery wondering what should his parents know

What Should Parents and Loved Ones Know About Addiction?

 It is not easy to understand addiction in loved ones, especially children. They may behave in ways that seem outrageous or difficult to deal with. Addiction is about compulsive behavior and is defined by the consequences of these behaviors. The person with an addiction is unable to stop consuming substances in spite of consequences. They…

intoxicated man sitting on steps with head down

What Does it Mean to Be Intoxicated?

Intoxication is a common term that is used to describe the state someone is in, after consuming large amounts of alcohol, or other addictive substances. The point at which intoxication occurs, which is when the alcohol produces mental or physical impairments in the person, and they display symptoms like slurred speech, difficulty in walking, or…

three men at cafe feeding their caffeine addiction

Why Caffeine Addiction is Serious Business

Caffeine is the most widely used stimulant in the world, appearing in beverages and other things. For millions of people, caffeine can quickly become an addiction and cause serious withdrawal symptoms if the person tries to curb the habit. Research is exploring caffeine addiction as a potentially serious disorder which prompts new methods of recovery.Why…