Addiction and Recovery Myths

Addiction and Recovery Myths

In the media, people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol are often portrayed in stereotypical and destructive ways. In television and movies, addiction itself is characterized as quirky or evil, with the common theme that once you’re addicted, there is no other way...
Can the Weather Affect Addiction?

Can the Weather Affect Addiction?

We’ve all had those days where we’ve woken up grumpy, looked outside at the gray clouds, and stayed gloomy for at least part of the day. Rainy days and cold, gray days are often viewed as “dreary.” So it’s no wonder that some people attribute their drug use to the...
How Emotions Contribute to Addiction

How Emotions Contribute to Addiction

Addiction is a spiritual, physical and mental disease. Nobody sets out using drugs because he or she wants to be addicted. However, when a person starts abusing drugs, they may find that it’s helps them avoid negative emotions. As time progresses, addiction makes...
The Dangers of Synthetic Marijuana

The Dangers of Synthetic Marijuana

Synthetic marijuana, also called K2, Spice and “fake weed,” is a drug that has only emerged in the last several years. When it first was being distributed, K2 and Spice promised similar effects to marijuana and said that these effects were created by releasing...
Substance Abuse Among Doctors and Nurses

Substance Abuse Among Doctors and Nurses

Jobs in the medical field can be some of the most rewarding, as well as the most stressful. And just like all other humans, they can get sick, too. In fact, studies have shown that those in the medical field, including doctors and nurses, suffer from substance abuse...