What are Addiction Cravings? Well, this is kind of a complicated subject. In addiction, we have many psychological and physical things that may cause or lead us to use drugs or alcohol. Some of them are considered triggers and some of them are considered cravings. In my opinion, triggers are more physical things that contribute […]
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How does Addiction Change a Person? Have you ever asked yourself how addiction changes a person? Maybe you are asking this question because you yourself are in an active addict. Maybe you are asking this question because your loved one is actively using drugs or alcohol to excess. You could quite possibly be asking this […]
What are Addiction Triggers? One of a recovering addict’s or active addict’s worst enemies is the dreaded TRIGGER. For an active addict, the trigger comes minute by minute, hour by hour and day by day. And for the recovering addict, who is not actively using, the trigger can come out of nowhere and can blindside […]
Who does addiction affect? The most obvious answer on who addiction affects is the user himself or herself. Addiction absolutely destroys the user physically, emotionally, spiritually and economically. You could literally or hypothetically do a time-lapse frame by frame slideshow of an addicts life from the moment they begin using to the moment trouble begins […]
Why is music medicine? By Tim Estes, Musician and author of the bestselling book: ‘I Married a Junkie’ Today in our blog we are going to discuss one of my favorite topics! We are going to discuss music! And we are going to discuss this in the format as to why music is medicine. There are […]
What is technology addiction? Is there such a thing as technology detox? Well, this is a very interesting question and for someone willing to sacrifice their smart phone for a year will soon find out. Because of the latest buzz around the topic of smart phone addiction and technology addiction, there is a company that […]
Can addiction run in the family? This would greatly depend on who you ask but let’s examine some recent studies to answer this question. Recent studies have shown conclusively that family history of alcoholism and drug addiction is in part genetic and not just a result of the family environment. Millions of Americans are living […]
How does addiction affect society? Well, addiction affects society in many different ways and almost every single one of them are in a negative manner. Let’s take a few of the obvious ways addiction affects society and discuss them. First of all, crime is one of the biggest ways that addiction affects society. In geographical […]
What is a Peer Recovery Coach? A peer recovery coach is very different from a professional recovery coach. A peer recovery coach will work 24/7 and go into the hospital and assist people into getting into treatment which is traditionally the role of an interventionist and not a coach. A Peer coach’s only requirement is […]
What are addiction treatment programs? It’s no secret that addiction has been running rampant in the US. With so many new types of drugs, and ways for people to abuse them, people in the field of addiction treatment have stepped up to work together and to help those who are struggling. So, what are addiction […]
Are addiction rates increasing? Unfortunately, yes. The last 15 years the rates of addiction have grown dramatically in the US. It has become an epidemic that is affecting people from all walks of life. Addiction presents in so many ways, that it’s very difficult to get an accurate statistic, but it’s stated that addiction affects […]
What are addiction recovery tools? Addiction is all over the headlines. As more and more families come forward with the struggle of having a loved one who is addicted, it’s more important than ever to discuss what helps people to stay sober. Addiction recovery tools are the things that people in recovery use every day […]