Alcohol Detox

Alcohol Detox     What is Alcohol Detox? According to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), alcohol detox starts to happen surprisingly quickly after one hasn’t taken a drink—usually within 8-72 hours.  Also, alcohol detox (alcohol withdrawal symptoms) will usually occur whether you are in a formal, alcohol detox program—or if you just cannot […]

Alcoholism in the Family

alcoholism in family

Life with an alcoholic can over time become a world of chaos since they believe that they are unable to function properly without having drinking. For some with alcoholism in the family they may become violent or have a series of mood swings if they are not in a position to consume alcohol. Alcoholism in […]

Intervention for Alcoholism

Intervention for Alcohol Abuse

Intervention for Alcoholism Intervention for alcoholism is among the most common types of interventions worldwide. Alcoholics are often stubborn to deal with and continuously deny their drinking problem. Since alcohol is legal, this makes it even harder for the alcoholic to view their use as an issue. Alcohol is a Drug and can cause major […]

Can You Get High on Methadone?

What is Methadone Methadone is a long acting opiod originally developed in Germany in the 1930’s as a less addictive alternative to morphine. Methadone has since been used as a cost effective alternative to opiate addiction particularly heroin addiction. However, Methadone has a high potential for abuse. In addition, Heroin addicts tend to use methadone […]

Defining Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)

withdrawal-syndrome

Withdrawal refers to any prolonged symptom an individual experiences after they have ended their battle with drug addiction and may experience a series of symptoms that come and go at unexpected times. Each episode of the post acute withdrawal symptom (PAWS) may last for hours, days or even up to a year. Symptoms of withdrawal […]

Inhalant Drugs

inhalant-drugs

An inhalant is a vapor made up of various chemicals and is taken by being inhaled through the mouth or nose. These include gases, aerosol sprays and so forth. The effects of these types of addictive inhalant drugs range from an alcohol like high and as intense as euphoria to be even as dangerous vivid […]

Is Alcohol a Drug

Is Alcohol a Drug

Many people wonder “Is Alcohol a Drug”. The answer is yes alcohol is a drug. Though it is a drink rather than a pill, the harsh reality is that alcohol is in fact a drug and it begins with tolerance. That is, the more you drink the easier it makes your body become less susceptible to […]

Alcohol Abuse And Alcoholism

Alcohol Abuse And Alcoholism What is the difference Between Alcohol Abuse And Alcoholism? There is a difference between being a casual drinker and a full-blown alcoholic, it is no doubt that we all have enjoyed 1 or 2 drinks when we are out enjoying ourselves with friends, but the key is to know when enough […]

Influence Of Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine is a psychostimulant that produces effects in users similar to that of cocaine and doctor prescribed stimulants

Understanding Meth (Methamphetamine) What is Meth? Methamphetamine “Meth” can take many forms, and sometimes we take it without even knowing that we are which is why the you should always read the labels on your pills, yes, including prescription drugs. Pharmaceutical grade meth is actually approved for use in adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder […]

Signs of Alcoholism

Alcoholism - Top 10 Warning Signs That You Are An Alcoholic

What are the warning signs of Alcoholism There are many warning signs of alcoholism. Knowing the warning signs that you or your loved one may be an alcoholic will help you better understand the disease of alcoholism. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism report an estimated 88,000 people die each year in the united […]