Expert Tips to Stop Doing Cocaine

5 Expert Tips for How to Stop Doing Cocaine

Cocaine is a highly addictive, illegal drug, but it can be popular and seen as socially acceptable among high-income professionals. Social cocaine use is common, and an estimated 1.9 million Americans use the drug. Unfortunately, although it’s perceived as being a safer alternative to heroin, it’s still a dangerous substance. Cocaine is involved in almost…

What Causes Alcoholism?

What Causes Alcoholism?

Some people are social drinkers. Some people spend their youth drinking heavily or over-indulge during a stressful time. Then they decide to stop or reduce their drinking and can do so quite easily. Others find moderating their drinking almost impossible. The dangers of alcoholism are well-known, so why do some people become alcoholics while others…

Step 5 Admitting your wrongs

Step 5 – Admitting Your Wrongs

The first four steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) deal with powerlessness, reckoning with a higher power and coming to terms with the past. In Step 5 of AA, the focus shifts to the present as you’re given the task of admitting your wrongs. Often known as the “confession step,” admitting your wrongs internally and externally…

Can you go to rehab for alcohol

Can You Go to Rehab For Alcohol?

Alcohol abuse contributes to over 3 million deaths worldwide every year. In the United States alone, alcohol abuse disorder affects nearly 15 million people over the age of 12. If you find yourself part of this group, it can be hard to find a path to recovery on your own. Like many others, you may…

How alcoholism damages the liver

How Alcoholism Permanently Damages the Liver

Learning that you have alcoholic liver disease can be a wake-up call to make some life changes. Unfortunately, for many alcoholics, learning about alcohol-related liver damage may come after seriously harming it. This guide reviews whether you can heal from this diagnosis and the first steps you can take toward recovery. Alcohol’s Long-Term Effects on…

Popper dangers

What Are Poppers? The Dangers

Poppers have been around since before the U.S. Civil War, and, according to the National Institute of Health, an estimated 3% of adults have consumed at least one popper in their life. Individuals in the gay male community are most at risk of using the drug. This blog post defines what is a popper, describes…

How holidays are high risk for relapse

Why the Holidays Are High Risk for a Relapse

Whether you’re a fully recovered addict or just beginning your recovery, the holidays are difficult for anyone with a substance abuse problem. This guide reviews some issues that make holidays in recovery challenging and how you can create a holiday relapse prevention plan to cope with these triggers. The Family Factor While some people find…

Can you go to rehab for vaping

Can You Go to Rehab for Vaping?

With vaping still increasing in popularity, addiction is a growing problem. We discuss vaping addiction treatment and the benefits of a vape-free life. Since the e-cigarette was invented in 2003, it’s become incredibly popular, with 8% of Americans reporting that they’ve recently used one. Initially, the e-cigarette was promoted as a safer way of consuming…