When the bartender asks, “What’s your poison?” he’s not kidding.
Alcohol is one of the most addictive yet one of the most dangerous legal drugs today. Problem drinking and alcoholism, in particular, run the risk of damaging the liver irreparably. The tricky part is, the damage inside you may not be that visible on the outside–until the problem is already serious. Read More
Meth addiction can turn loving and devoted family members into unpredictable strangers. This can make their families feel helpless and desperate. Aside from the mood swings and financial troubles, there could also be the health and legal obstacles that their family members have to deal with as the meth addict does things they really wouldn’t normally do were they sober. Read More
“Fatherhood” may not mean the same for all families. For some, the concept of fatherhood may bring up happy and warm memories of growing up with a person they look up to. However, for those who grew up in a household where a parent, particularly a father, has an addiction, the case might be a whole lot different. Read More
Many people struggle with different stages of alcohol use disorders. Most of them, unfortunately, may not even be aware of it. Their casual, social drinking may progress towards alcohol addiction without them even knowing. This is partly because of a lack of information, alcoholism misconceptions, as well as denial on the part of the drinker. Read More
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
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.
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
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
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 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