a person self-medicating

5 Risks of Self-Medicating

People have many reasons for self-medicating. Some people turn to drugs as a form of self-medicating because of untreated mental health issues, unresolved trauma, extreme stressors in their life, and more. But whatever the reasons for using substances to subdue the inner pain you feel, there are consequential dangers that go along with it. Here…

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Ways to Start Helping an Alcoholic

An alcoholic is a person who has developed a psychological and physical dependence on alcohol. This dependence negatively affects their professional and personal relationships, ultimately adversely affecting their lives and even health. It can be difficult watching a friend or a loved one suffer from alcoholism. Though it is entirely up to the person’s willingness…

a woman comforting her friend who is showing the signs of a relapse

Knowing the Signs of Relapse

On your road to recovery, you will battle emotions and temptations that could lead you to use substances again—those receiving treatment for substance addiction experience at least one relapse during recovery. The good news is, understanding relapse helps you prevent it. This post will identify the signs of a relapse and highlight why it is…

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Social Media and Drug Abuse

In today’s world, social media is inescapable. It has completely altered our communication, allowing us to connect with people all over the world. When put to good use, social media does have several significant benefits. However, with the vital role it plays in our lives, is there a connection between social media and drug abuse?…

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Staging an Intervention

An intervention is a planned process organized to encourage a loved one to seek help for addiction. This step involves educating a person on their behavior and supporting them in making positive changes. Staging an intervention with help from Oceanfront Recovery requires organizers to inform one that their drug use is out of control without…

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Recognizing Alcoholism in Young Adults

Alcohol is one of the most abused drugs among young adults due to its acceptance in most societies. In most instances, people take this drug for recreational purposes in social gatherings. However, prolonged usage of this drug can lead to physical dependence, whereby one cannot control their consumption. Recognizing alcoholism in young adults can be…

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Benefits of AA

Recovering from an addiction is a journey that you cannot undertake on your own. You will need the services of professionals to help you with the recovery process. Recovery does not stop at the alcohol treatment facility. The post-treatment phase, where you rejoin the general population, is still part of the process. That’s why it…