Is Withdrawal Bad For You?

Is Withdrawal Bad For You?

Withdrawal symptoms vary depending on which kind of addictive substance you’re detoxing from, but overall, most people agree that it feels awful, both physically and emotionally. Many people, especially those who used heavily for a long period of time, report...
How To Best Avoid Triggers With Addiction

How To Best Avoid Triggers With Addiction

Addiction recovery includes dealing with triggers to drink or use. Triggers can be physical, like a craving, or emotional, where an emotional reaction to a life stressor causes a need to drink or get high. Managing triggers and learning healthy coping skills are...
How To Get Help for Alcohol Use Disorder

How To Get Help for Alcohol Use Disorder

Getting help for an alcohol use disorder starts with the individual. All forms of addiction treatment require a change in behavior and habits, which is difficult for anyone to do. Plus, because many people who have alcohol use disorder are self-medicating to cope with...
How To Deal With Alcohol Cravings

How To Deal With Alcohol Cravings

Cravings are part of alcohol abuse recovery and can be overwhelming for many addicts. Even people in long-term recovery report that they still get cravings. Cravings can spark from an emotional trigger or situation that causes the person to want a drink or something...
How to Tell If Someone is Under the Influence of Heroin?

How to Tell If Someone is Under the Influence of Heroin?

Derived from the poppy plant and twice as potent as morphine, heroin is one of the most addictive and abused opioids worldwide. Annually, over 15,000 opioid overdoses in the U.S. are attributed to heroin. Only prescription opioids like oxycodone and hydrocodone, cause...