Fighting Addiction During the Holidays

Addiction and the Holidays: Avoid Triggers & Fight Cravings

The holidays are a time for family, friends, and fun. But they can also be a difficult time for those who are struggling with addiction. The pressure to drink or use drugs can be overwhelming, especially if you don’t have a strong support system. If you or someone you know is struggling with drug or…

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mocktail recipes

8 Mouthwatering Mocktail Recipes for Recovering Alcoholics

8 Best Drinks for Recovering Alcoholics If you are recovering from alcohol addiction, you may wonder what to drink when you’re out with friends or family. The good news is that plenty of delicious mocktail recipes are designed like alcoholic beverages that you can enjoy. This article will share eight recipes for the best drinks…

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How Long Opiates Opioids Stay in Your System

How Long Opiates & Opioids Stay in Your System? What is the Half-Life of Each?

Understanding the question, “How long do opioids stay in your system?” means understanding the half-life of particular substances. The half-life is a term for how long something lasts before your body processes it into its constituent chemicals. It can also indicate how long the effects of a substance may last. Here is the half-life for…

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Preventing, Recognizing, and Treating Painkiller Overdose

Painkillers are widely available and used for all kinds of pain and illnesses, from toothaches to recovering from cardiac surgery. Some painkillers carry more risks than others and, if misused, could lead to serious medical complications — or even death. Knowing how to prevent or treat painkillers overdose can help medical professionals improve patient outcomes…

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Bipolar Disorder Symptoms

Why Bipolar Patients Shouldn’t Use Marijuana

Cannabis is the most commonly abused drug among people with bipolar disorder. In fact, with anecdotal evidence that medical marijuana might help with the symptoms of bipolar disorder, many people may wonder if the plant could have a role in treating it. Unfortunately, marijuana and bipolar disorder don’t mix, according to most clinical studies. This…

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Adderall Withdrawal Symptoms

How to Know You’re Experiencing Adderall Withdrawal Symptoms

Adderall dependence can occur after an extended period of use, even if taken as directed. Prescribed Adderall is typically used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but people may seek out the stimulant to help them stay awake, get high or be more alert. When you become physically dependent on Adderall, Adderrall withdrawal symptoms can kick…

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gifts for a recovering loved one

7 Gifts for a Recovering Loved One

Whether it be for a birthday, Christmas, or to show your recovering loved one that you care, they’ll be a time when you want to give a loved one who is recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction a gift. No matter what stage of their recovery journey your loved one is at, gifts can help…

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recovery books

11 Best Dramatic Recovery Books

If you or someone you love is struggling with recovering from alcoholism or addiction, it can feel like there is no hope. The good news is that recovery is possible, and there are many books out there that can help guide you on the journey to sobriety. This article will discuss 11 of the best…

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addiction a choice or disease

Is Addiction a Disease or a Choice?

It’s a question people facing substance abuse problems often ask themselves: Is addiction a disease or a choice? It’s hard to answer this question because substance abuse is so complicated. Some people think drug and alcohol addiction is a disease. Those people include former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D. In 2016, he issued a report claiming addiction…

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