Addiction Blog

Our addiction blog features articles on various drug and alcohol topics relating to detox and what to do during detox.

Top 10 Hardest Drugs to Quit

Drugs and alcohol are addictive. They make us feel good and this feeling of euphoria, relaxation or relief causes many people to continue to use them. Who doesn’t want to walk through life a little easier? Then there is the whole physical makeup of substances, and...

Five Common Excuses Addicts Use To Skip Treatment

Family and friends usually are trying to do what’s best for the addicts and alcoholics in their lives. Often times it is hard for them to do so because the addicts have a slew of excuses as to why they don’t need help or as to why they don’t need to go to...

Is Being in Recovery Boring?

Recovery to those who have never experienced it can seem like the beginning of a dull and boring life. Drugs and alcohol are what makes going out fun. Plus in today’s world it seems like all there is to do has to include some form of intoxication, mainly drinking....

The Comedic Truth About Detox

The truth about detox is what you don’t hear in the day-to-day run down of withdrawal. Detox a lot of the times is ridiculously emotional, full of insane laughter, and days where all you do is sleep.  Detox isn’t easy but it is most definitely something that anyone...

Common Misconceptions About Drug Detox

I woke up to blinding fluorescent lights. My body ached and I couldn’t remember where I was or what had happened in the past 48 hours. As I slowly blinked myself into consciousness I tried to lift my arms to shade my eyes and they stopped short before I could lift...

To The Siblings Of Addicts

I have written numerous articles on the parents of addicts and on the addicts themselves. Whether it is about a parent losing a drug addicted child, or about the addict’s effect on their family, I am always writing about the parents or the drug addicted individual. I...

Stabilization is the Goal of Drug Detox

All across the country in rural areas, small towns and our cities, we are grappling with the menace that is drug abuse and addiction. Its effects are being seen everywhere from accidents that are drug and alcohol related to drug-related crime, broken marriages, ruined...

The Price Of Life Just Went Up

Naloxone, the life saving drug for those in the midst of a heroin overdose, was once a cheap drug. While it isn’t entirely available to everyone, it has become more and more widespread. As the life-saving drug has become more accessible, the price has spiked. This...

Enabling An Addict – And How To Stop

Often times when you try to help an addict or alcoholic you are actually making it easier for them to continue on abusing drugs and drink. It is one of the most confusing things for parents and friends to understand and it is called enabling. Enabling an addict can...

Breaking The Stigma: Disease of Addiction

Addiction for a long time was stigmatized as a moral failing. Addicts and alcoholics were thought to just be bad people. Today though, we know the opposite is true. While many addict and alcoholic’s choice seem to make them bad people what they are is suffering from a...

The Truth About Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol. It’s socially acceptable. It is something most of the world has done well before the legal drinking age here in the United States. Commercials of the stuff are on TV and they promise so much. They promise clubs, beautiful women, glitter, and gold. But the...

The Five Most Commonly Abused OTC Drugs

Is your medicine cabinet full of drugs that teenagers can abuse?  Over the counter medications, or OTC drugs, can be just as dangerous as prescriptions medications, and they are much easier to obtain.  They also tend to be less expensive which makes them more...

Three Things to Do Before Drug Detox

Making the decision to get into drug detox can be very scary.  Heading into the unknown always is.  You do not know quite what you are going to go through, so how do you prepare before drug detox? You do not know what withdrawal is going to be like or what you are...

Seven Tips to Prevent Relapse

About 570,000 people die annually from drug use.  Many of these people have had substance abuse problems for a long time.  Many have even gone through addiction recovery programs.  Substance abusers and addicts learn in rehab that addiction is something that they will...

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