5 Surprising Reasons Why Dry January Can Be Dangerous

5 Surprising Reasons Why Dry January Can Be Dangerous

Though it may seem like an arbitrary date to some, January is the season in our American culture for fresh starts and new resolutions. It’s the time of year that people try to leave behind bad habits and place a renewed focus on their wellbeing. This often leads...
Is Alcoholism Hereditary? Genetics and Alcoholism

Is Alcoholism Hereditary? Genetics and Alcoholism

Sometimes, it can seem like alcoholism runs in the family. The children of alcoholics can feel paranoid that they are more likely to become alcoholics themselves. Is alcoholism hereditary? Alcoholism genetics might seem like a farfetched idea. But research has proven...
Is Alcohol a Stimulant or a Depressant?

Is Alcohol a Stimulant or a Depressant?

In the US, over 85% of American adults say they’ve drunk alcohol at some point in their life. Drinking can be a fun way to relax, which is probably why so many people enjoy it. But without careful control over it, alcohol can quickly have a negative impact. To...
What Drugs Cause Dilated Pupils?

What Drugs Cause Dilated Pupils?

WHO, also known as The World Health Organization, has reported that about 270 million people have fallen into drug abuse in the previous year. However, these are only the cases that have been reported.  It’s difficult to know whether a close friend or a...
What Is Khat? A Look at the Plant-Based Stimulant Drug

What Is Khat? A Look at the Plant-Based Stimulant Drug

Khat (pronounced “cot”) is a stimulant drug primarily used by people in African cultures. In those cultures where it originates, people treat the drug the same as how our culture treats caffeine.  Even though some cultures view it as simply a stimulant to take...
What is Phenibut?

What is Phenibut?

As the world turns and the years go by, it seems like a new drug turns up on the streets each week. Lately, we have seen an increase in people taking, and being addicted to, anxiolytics (anti-anxiety medication) and nootropics. Both drugs give different positive...
Tips for a Sober Thanksgiving in 2020

Tips for a Sober Thanksgiving in 2020

Thankfully Sober First of all, good for you! Seriously. Taking back your power through addiction recovery is not an easy task. Looking back is not the way forward. Yet there are exceptions to every rule. Thinking about the past few BS (before sobriety) holidays, can...
Managing Adderall Withdrawals

Managing Adderall Withdrawals

Whether you are prescribed Adderall because you have ADHD or take it without a prescription, Adderall withdrawals may occur. Adderall (the brand name for the drug amphetamine-dextroamphetamine) is a prescription stimulant to help you focus and concentrate. It boosts...
Recovery Without Religion

Recovery Without Religion

A newbie in addiction treatment can be overwhelmed by all the talk about a “higher power.” This can especially be startling for those turned off to organized religion. Maybe you’re an atheist and believe there is no god, or you’re agnostic and wonder what...
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