Back Pain and Drug Addiction

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Back pain is a common condition affecting a majority of Americans. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, around 60 – 80% of American adults suffer from lower back pain, and the condition is the second most common reason for visiting the doctor. It is also the leading cause of disability in people under … Continued

Acknowledging & Learning From Failure

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Failure happens for everyone at some point. It’s part of life and even occurs when fighting addiction. If you’re on the road to recovery, it can be tempting to view any type of failure as a bad thing or even a total loss. What’s important is that you learn from failure and don’t let it … Continued

The Devastating Rate of Adderall Abuse in College Students

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The use of Adderall, a prescription stimulant intended to treat conditions such as ADHD, is becoming more and more prevalent in high schools and on college campuses as its popularity grows as a so-called “study drug.” Higher rates of ADHD diagnoses, increased Adderall prescriptions, a lack of education regarding drug abuse consequences and the ability … Continued

3 Secrets to Coping With a Loved One’s Addiction

Thursday, October 27, 2016

When coping with an addicted family member, it’s easy to take the blame and feel like you’re the fall guy. However, it’s important to understand it’s not your fault. Regardless of the situation, keep the following tips in mind: 1. Learn as Much as You Can Start by learning everything you can about addiction. Learn … Continued

Life After Rehab: A Timeline of Expectations

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

As an addict in recovery, the most important thing to remember about recovery is this one mantra: What you do after you leave drug rehab is just as important as what you accomplish during rehab. Data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) National Survey on Drug Use and Health revealed that, … Continued

3 Ways to Curb Your Alcohol or Drug Cravings

Thursday, October 20, 2016

On the road to recovery, you may be faced with constant sources of temptation and multiple reasons to return to your habit — but you’ve got to be strong. If you aren’t sure how to deal with drug cravings or urges for alcohol, here are three practical ways to win the battle: 1. Keep Yourself … Continued

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