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Recognizing Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms

Recognizing Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms

When a person struggles with opiate addiction, abstaining for even a day can cause opiate withdrawal symptoms. If someone you know or love is exhibiting these symptoms, it’s a clear sign that he or she is struggling with addiction. Offering help and treatment is key to help stop your loved one end his or her [...]
Non-Narcotic Pain Meds for Those in Addiction Recovery

Non-Narcotic Pain Meds for Those in Addiction Recovery

Sadly, many individuals who suffer from chronic pain end up with addictions to narcotic pain medications. Recovering from an addiction like this is a serious challenge, made more difficult by the recurrence of pain. Exploring non-narcotic pain meds is an important part of preparing for recovery and addiction treatment. The Need for Non-Narcotic Pain Medication [...]
Loving an Alcoholic

Loving an Alcoholic

Alcoholism is a powerful disease that can destroy lives. The disease can take a serious toll on the abuser, especially when he or she is a long time user. The aspect of alcoholism that many people overlook, however, is the effect that it can have on friends and loved ones. If your spouse is an [...]
Is My Husband an Alcoholic?

Is My Husband an Alcoholic?

If your husband drinks in excess, then you might wonder, "Is my husband an alcoholic?" In order to reveal the answer to this question, you need to ask the following things. Each of them can help you determine whether you’re married to an alcoholic. Has Alcohol become a Significant Problem in Your Relationship? One of [...]
How to Stop Drinking

How to Stop Drinking

If quitting alcohol were easy, you’d probably have done it by now. In fact, an alcohol use disorder is a chronic disease. Although there isn’t a cure, you can learn how to stop drinking with treatment. How do you get started? Understanding What a Dependence on Alcohol Looks Like There’s a difference between alcohol abuse [...]
How to Answer “Am I an Alcoholic?”

How to Answer “Am I an Alcoholic?”

Addiction is a very cunning mental illness that affects the brain in ways that most other illnesses don’t. The part of the brain that’s responsible for self-awareness doesn’t work properly for those with addictions, so many people don’t know how to answer, “Am I an alcoholic?” This lack of self-awareness causes many people to never [...]
What Is Psychological Dependence?

What Is Psychological Dependence?

A lot of people who are learning about addiction ask: what is psychological dependence? This is because a lot of literature focuses more on physical dependence. Although physical dependence is one reason why people continue to use drugs, it's not the only one. What Is Psychological Dependence? A psychological dependence is an emotional, compulsive need [...]
Recognizing That You’re Living With an Addict

Recognizing That You’re Living With an Addict

Addiction doesn't develop overnight. Most people start with social drinking or drug use and then begin to drink or use more over time. Regular drinking and drug use can turn into addiction and put careers, health, relationships and safety at risk. It's crucial for people to recognize that they're living with an addict so that [...]
Support Groups for Families of Addicts

Support Groups for Families of Addicts

Addiction is a chronic disease that also affects the families of those who suffer from it. People who struggle with addiction often lie and steal from their loved ones so that they can buy alcohol or drugs. Fortunately, there are many support groups for families of addicts that can provide encouragement and strength. Adult Children [...]