Opioid Addiction: The Warning Signs to Look Out For

If you or a loved one is using an opioid for pain, it’s essential to know what signs to look out for that might be leading to opioid addiction.  As defined by Johns Hopkins Medicine, opioids are  “a class of drugs naturally found in the opium poppy plant and that work in the brain to […]

Crack Addiction: How Does Crack Differ from Cocaine?

It’s essential to know the difference between crack and cocaine if you or someone you know is battling cocaine or crack addiction. Something a lot of people might confuse is the two drugs, crack, and cocaine. In fact, the two drugs are so often confused that the names are often used interchangeably, even though they […]

The Importance of Sticking to a Daily Routine in Recovery

When a former addict is in recovery and going through a change, creating and sticking to a daily routine adds a sense of stability. Addict or not, having a daily routine is a great way to simplify life while still ensuring that you’re taking care of yourself and everything that needs to get done in […]

What Is the Best Way to Combat Alcohol Addiction?

Whether addiction runs in the family or you’re cautious, it is vital to understand your relationship with drinking to combat alcohol addiction.  Many people might have a healthy relationship with alcohol and only partake in it sparingly, but not everyone is that fortunate. For those with substance dependency issues, drinking can lead to poor habits […]

Opioid Addiction: What Do Withdrawal Symptoms Look Like?

Unfortunately, opioids have withdrawal symptoms that can make overcoming opioid addiction a challenging and painful process. Opioids are a class of drugs prescribed as a painkiller, but when misused, your body may become dependent on them, leading to addiction. Besides the painkilling effect, other effects of opioids may include a rush of pleasure, drowsiness, relaxation, […]

Alcohol Detox: What You Need to Know About Delirium Tremens

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If you’ve heard of the alcohol detox process and withdrawal symptoms, you might have heard of delirium tremens. Let’s take a closer look.  As defined by MedlinePlus, delirium tremens is “a severe form of alcohol withdrawal. It involves sudden and severe mental or nervous system changes.” Delirium happens when a heavy drinker stops drinking abruptly. […]

How Nutrition and Health Plays a Role in Addiction Recovery

A well-known fact is that our bodies need food to function, but did you know that eating nutritious whole foods can help with addiction recovery? Your body needs nutrients and food to survive. Getting in your healthy fats, protein, and carbohydrates for the day will keep your body energized, giving you more power to do […]

Drug Addiction: The Five Most Addictive Drugs and Their Effects

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Drug addiction has become all too common today, so let’s take a close look at the five most addictive drugs and their short and long-term effects. Addiction is defined by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) as a chronic, relapsing disorder characterized by compulsive drug seeking, continued use. Addiction to harmful drugs often causes […]

How Alcoholism Affects The Family

Alcoholism can have an effect on not only you, but those who love you as well. Keep reading to learn how addiction takes a toll on the family. Defining Alcoholism  Alcoholism is defined as an addiction to the consumption of alcohol or the mental illness and compulsive behavior resulting from alcohol dependency. The keyword in […]

Opioid Addiction: Facts About the Opioid Epidemic

Living in the state of Utah, you’ve likely heard about the opioid epidemic. But what do you know about this crisis? Keep reading to learn more. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “opioids are a class of drugs that include illegal drug heroin, synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, and pain relievers available legally […]