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The Emotional Pain of Addiction–a Shared Experience

The Emotional Pain of Addiction--a Shared Experience The emotional pain of addiction is a shared experience. The addicted person is profoundly impacted, of course, by despair, but loved ones are as well. And, despair is not the least of the pain caused by someone's addiction. An Avalanche of Emotions Needless to say, an active addiction [...]

By | December 28th, 2017|Blog, Living with an Addict|Comments Off on The Emotional Pain of Addiction–a Shared Experience

Prescription Diet Pills–Addiction and Recovery

Prescription Diet Pills--Addiction and Recovery Prescription diet pills contain amphetamines and related chemicals which are frequently abused and are highly addictive. These chemicals have stimulating effects, boosting brain and nervous system activity, and among many other effects, suppressing appetite. They are available legally only by prescription and are considered by the DEA (the U.S. Drug [...]

By | December 23rd, 2017|Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on Prescription Diet Pills–Addiction and Recovery

Prescription Stimulants–Misuse and Addiction

Prescription Stimulants--Misuse and Addiction Prescription stimulants are helpful medications to treat ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), and narcolepsy (a sleeping disorder) primarily. There are stimulant prescription drugs for other issues such as obesity or depression, but the former uses are more common and more well-known to people. Many are helped immensely by [...]

By | December 21st, 2017|Blog, Prescription Drugs|Comments Off on Prescription Stimulants–Misuse and Addiction

Sleeping Pill Abuse–Facts and Related Issues

Sleeping Pill Abuse--Facts and Related Issues Sleeping pill abuse can begins for many people with a temporary bout of insomnia. Having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep throughout your rest cycle can be a significant drain in your daily life, and naturally, people seek help to remedy it. Many are helped by briefly using a [...]

By | December 20th, 2017|Blog, Prescription Drugs|Comments Off on Sleeping Pill Abuse–Facts and Related Issues

Higher Income Brackets and Substance Problems

Higher Income Brackets and Substance Problems People in higher income brackets are, like the rest of us, vulnerable to substance problems, but their different financial situations can pose specific risks that people with lower incomes do not have. With that said, problematic substance use can be found among all demographic populations in our country--across race, [...]

By | December 18th, 2017|Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on Higher Income Brackets and Substance Problems

Lawyers with Substance Use Disorders–Finding Effective Solutions

Lawyers with Substance Use Disorders--Finding Effective Solutions Lawyers are almost twice as likely as people in other professions to have an alcohol problem. However, they are vulnerable to Substance Use of all types, and also at risk for co-occurring substance and mental health problems. For example, attorneys also have high rates of depression and anxiety. [...]

By | December 18th, 2017|Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on Lawyers with Substance Use Disorders–Finding Effective Solutions

Law Enforcement Professionals and Substance Problems

Law Enforcement Professionals and Substance Problems Law enforcement professionals have some of the highest stress jobs in our society. They must routinely manage potentially life-endangering threat and related stress. Even a good day at work has injurious and lethal threat crouching not too far in the background. At any moment on the job, things can [...]

By | December 18th, 2017|Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on Law Enforcement Professionals and Substance Problems

Celebrity and Addiction–Is Fame Related to Substance Use?

Celebrity and Addiction--Is Fame Related to Substance Use? Celebrity, or fame, can be a difficult life to live. It seems ironic to those of us who are not famous, and who do not have the resources and privileges that fame can afford. However, within the inner circle of fame, things can be very difficult to [...]

By | December 11th, 2017|Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on Celebrity and Addiction–Is Fame Related to Substance Use?

Workaholism and Addiction are Co-Occurring Problems for Many People

Workaholism and Addiction are Co-Occurring Problems for Many People Workaholism and addiction, and simply work and addiction, go hand in hand with many people. There are occupations that are extremely stressful every day, and others that have episodes of high stress periodically. Many in such occupations will turn to substances to manage stress. However, one [...]

By | December 11th, 2017|Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on Workaholism and Addiction are Co-Occurring Problems for Many People

Medical Professionals, Substance Problems and Related Issues

Medical Professionals, Substance Problems and Related Issues Medical professionals have stressful jobs, and depending upon their specialties, they can have high-stress jobs every minute they are at work. Paramedics and emergency room personnel in urban areas, for example, routinely face a very different work shift than general practitioners in a rural clinic setting. However, all [...]

By | December 9th, 2017|Blog, Rehab|Comments Off on Medical Professionals, Substance Problems and Related Issues