Self-Harm and Addiction: What You Need to Know

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People who self-harm often use self-mutilation to deal with overwhelming emotions such as anger, self-loathing, grief, frustration, anxiety, and depression. It’s common to lump self-harm with suicidal behavior, but they are not the same and should be considered, and treated, differently.

What is self-harm?

Self-harm is when a individuals intentionally and deliberately hurt themselves as a form of outlet or release from a buildup of emotions. Suicide, on the other hand, is when individuals often intend to end the pain with death. Read More

How Parents Can Talk to Their Depressed Teen

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These days, especially with social media, many teens profess to being depressed. Perhaps there are those who are actually clinically depressed, and as parents, this can be difficult to detect and even address. In fact, due to many teens posting about their so-called depression, it may be hard to distinguish the seed from the chaff, so to speak.

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7 Facts You Should Know About Cocaine

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Cocaine is one of the most widely abused drugs all over the world. Known as coke or blow, this is an illicit stimulant drug derived from the leaves of coca plants. Read More

Recreational and Medical Marijuana: Is There a Difference?

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These days, more and more countries are approving the use of marijuana for medical use. And, for many marijuana users, this seems to be good news. However, not a lot of these people may know that there’s a huge difference between the marijuana that is used therapeutically against the marijuana that is being recreationally¬†used in almost all parts of the world.

So, what really is the difference between medical marijuana and recreational marijuana? Let’s take a closer look. Read More

Drug Use and Addiction: Understanding the Dynamics

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How do people get addicted to drugs while others don’t? Some may be using drugs for several years and not be addicted, while there are those who may have tried drugs for just a short while and become hooked almost instantly. Why does this happen?

These are just some of the many questions surrounding drug use and addiction. The truth is, substance addiction is a complex disease, and quitting takes way more than just the will to stop. In fact, drugs change the brain in hard-hitting, often irreversible, ways that many will still find themselves seeking drugs even after recovery. Read More

Magic Mushrooms: Risks and Dangers

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Magic mushrooms may seem more harmless compared to “harder” drugs or narcotics such as meth, MDMA or heroin. However, it contains psilocybin, which is a controlled substance and can be dangerous as well.

Throughout the centuries and across many civilizations, many people have used plants for their naturally mind-altering effects. These psychoactive plants have been used for recreation and even medicinal purposes in the ancient times. Read More

5 Most Commonly Prescribed Addictive Drugs

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With the opioid epidemic at an ever-increasing high in the United States, it’s no wonder that doctors are often considered as dealers dressed in white. However, it’s just not in the US that prescription drugs are widely misused. Read More

The 12 Days of Christmas–on Drugs (A Parody)

12 Days of Christmas on Drugs

Christmas is different when you’re on drugs or struggling with an addiction. Here’s a parody of a holiday favorite, “The 12 Days of Christmas” reinterpreted for drug addiction from Recovery Connection. Read More

5 Traumas You Can Get From a Toxic Relationship

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Relationships are messy. And if you get into a relationship with someone who is on active addiction, whether it’s on drugs, alcohol, or some behavior such as gambling and video games, it’s a whole another level of complicated.

It can be toxic.  Read More

What Makes an Addict? Here are Their 5 Most Common Traits

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Being with an addict, whether they’re family members or domestic partners, can be baffling, confusing, frustrating, frightening, and saddening. It can also be a whole lot of lonely as your’e left alone trying to understand why they are the way that they are. Read More