Cocaine is a powerful and highly addictive drug and can be taken into the body by snorting, injecting, and smoking (crack cocaine).
Let’s take a closer look at this drug:
Aside from physical, psychological, and behavioral effects of drugs, there are also other signs that you should look out for in your loved ones in order to find out exactly what kind of drug they are on.
Aside from personal and behavioral signs of substance abuse, there are also psychological signs. This is because substances, such as illegal drugs and alcohol, also affects the brain in many significant, and often irreversible, ways.
Substance abuse is a silent epidemic in our country, affecting hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people and their families. According to the Dangerous Drugs Board, many of people abuse more than one kind of drug, which includes alcohol, marijuana, and meth (shabu).
So you’ve just completed your treatment in a rehab facility. You may be hoping or tempted to be able to say that your problems with addiction are finally over. However, the story is not over yet. There’s still work to do–this is where aftercare comes in.
While the Internet is a very useful tool for gaining knowledge and establishing connections, too much can be harmful. Internet addiction can cause a number of problems, from poor performance at work, strained relationships, and family problems. For one, every minute you spend on the internet is time away from work, yourself, friends, and family. There’s also the issue of sitting for hours (or all day) and not having an active lifestyle.
Spending excessive time on social media is unhealthy and can do a lot of harm. Here’s how you know if you’ve been on the Internet too much.
To anyone who understands, tries to or just can’t seem to:
Like many addicts I have come to know and love in recovery, I have a story.
In a previous post, we have enumerated 5 of the things you can tell or remind yourself when you start to crave for drugs or alcohol. In continuation to that, we are listing 5 more things to remind yourself why you have chosen to be sober in the first place. Read on these valuable go-to pieces and keep encouraging yourself to stay committed to a life in recovery.
Addicts, whether those who were drug or alcohol dependent, wouldn’t be called addicts if the urge isn’t strong. At some point along the way, they would badly want–or even need–to drink or use. The same can still be said when you are in early recovery. Even those who may seem to have established their sobriety would find the temptation knocking at their doors even after a few years.
Let’s face it. It’s easy to judge other people who have succumbed to drugs or alcohol–until it hits close to home.