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New Research Leads to Better Insight on Painkillers 20 Sep 2017

New Research Leads to Better Insight on Painkillers

Research is vital to better understand what may drive our behaviors, habits and ultimately our addictions. Understanding exactly how our brain functions under certain conditions can open up the door to finding a solution to addiction. Since addiction is a…

The True Cost of Heroin and How the Government Should Fight the Crisis 19 Sep 2017

The True Cost of Heroin and How the Government Should Fight the Crisis

$3.00, the cost of one bag of heroin in some cities in the United States of America. Where I live in North New Jersey, a heroin addict can travel fifteen to thirty minutes to many different cities by car, bus…

Man’s Best Friend is Addict’s Best Friend too 19 Sep 2017

Man’s Best Friend is Addict’s Best Friend too

Throughout history, dogs have served many purposes for human beings, some good and some bad. Dogs have helped us to hunt, they have served as entertainment in horrific dog fighting rings, they have helped us to find missing people, helped…

Returning to the Work Force as an Addict 18 Sep 2017

Returning to the Work Force as an Addict

We addicts have to focus on staying clean and working a program of recovery more than anything else. But this doesn’t mean we can forego our duties and daily responsibilities; life didn’t stop while we were using and it sure…

Drug-Free Dorms; an Oxymoron or a Solution? 18 Sep 2017

Drug-Free Dorms; an Oxymoron or a Solution?

I’m employing the use of sarcasm as usual but seriously, drug-free dorms? Is this a thing? I must be way behind the ball on this one because I wasn’t actually aware that this exists. Since the early 1990s in colleges…

10 Simple Ways to Practice Self-Love in Sobriety 13 Sep 2017

10 Simple Ways to Practice Self-Love in Sobriety

It is universally agreed that practicing self-love is a good thing, yet many people find this a difficult task to actually muster up in their daily life. This statement doesn’t just apply to those individuals in recovery, but actually relates…

Study Concludes Females are More Sensitive to Cocaine Than Males 13 Sep 2017

Study Concludes Females are More Sensitive to Cocaine Than Males

For years it has been said that females seemed to be more sensitive to cocaine than their male counterparts, and until now, this information was mostly anecdotal. However, a recent study performed by Dr. Paul Mermelstein and Dr. Robert Meisel…

Depression and Alcoholism 26 May 2017

Depression and Alcoholism

It is statistically proven that depression rates are higher among people who suffer from alcoholism and addiction. So much so, in fact, that there are entire treatment centers and rehabilitation facilities that are geared specifically towards people who suffer from…

Where’s the Line Between an Alcoholic and a Heavy Drinker? 18 May 2017

Where’s the Line Between an Alcoholic and a Heavy Drinker?

Until the day comes when we finally find ourselves gracing the seats of an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, it can be easy to call other people alcoholics or to joke about being one without actually understanding what it means. I used…

What Drugs Don’t Show up on a Standard Drug Test 17 May 2017

What Drugs Don’t Show up on a Standard Drug Test

Before we get into the meat and potatoes of this topic, I would like to point out that I am writing this blog for informational purposes only, for parents, loved ones, and family members of people who are using. This…

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