Did you ever notice that some people can use alcohol and drugs moderately while others can’t seem to stop? I am one of the people who can’t seem to stop, and it used to make me angry and frustrated. I have since learned that I have an addictive personality. What is an addictive personality?
Watching someone lose themselves to the depths of an addiction is one of the hardest things anyone will ever have to face, and watching your spouse is even harder. Addicts lose their sense of self to their addiction, and whether they’re taking prescription medication, hard drugs, or drinking, it will take a toll on
Increased productivity, maximum efficiency, and knife-like focus. Whether it be success in academics, your career, or a side-project, they all require a certain amount of mental investment. At times, it is difficult for our brain to keep up, and some rely on the use of medication like adderall to get the job done. Adderall
It’s a tough question for many people to definitively answer, but one that has been around for centuries. This article will discuss both arguments. Up until recently, the general public opinion of addiction was that it was a choice made by weak-minded people. Let’s review the choice argument first. The Big Debate Choice proponents
Drug abuse is a severe problem that affects millions of Americans yearly, causing health, mental, and relationship problems. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimates that there were 24.5 million drug and alcohol addicts in the United States in 2013, and that those numbers are likely to expand by 8.5% yearly.
People who identify as gay, bisexual or transgender are more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol than those who are straight. This fact comes from a report conducted by the Department of Health Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). In fact, the percentage of LGBT drug abuse is over twice as high
It is painfully difficult to admit the truth about our loved one’s addiction, to ourselves or anyone else, and we find ourselves making excuses for them that are simply lies. It is so much easier to convince ourselves that nothing is wrong. You are not alone with this situation. Read on, and you will
If you or someone you know struggles with addiction, you may have heard the term “polysubstance abuse” and wonder what it means. As the name implies, part of the definition is that the person abuses multiple substances. Anyone who wants to recover from addiction with multiple substances should learn what this term means, how it affects
Approximately 23 million Americans are currently suffering from an ongoing battle with addiction and the staggering rate of addiction is continuing to rise. If you live with one of those 23 million Americans, their battle with addiction is inadvertently also a battle for you. The more you educate yourself on the facts, the more
Cocaine is a powerful central nervous system stimulant extracted from the leaves of the coca bush, a plant native to the Andes Mountains of South America. The drug produces intense euphoria and is quick and easy to use via injection, smoking or inhalation. Cocaine is highly addictive and extremely dangerous. The National Institute on