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…

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…

What it's like to crave meth

What It’s Like to Crave Meth

Most people have heard of meth and know it’s one of the most difficult drugs to get away from, but few understand just how strong meth cravings can be. If you have a loved one with a meth addiction, you’ve probably wondered, “Why is meth so addictive, and how hard it is to quit meth?”…

What is it like to crave nicotine

What It’s Like to Crave Nicotine

It can be difficult for a nonuser to understand what the pull toward substance use is. What does that drive feel like, and what makes ending addiction so tricky? For smokers, nicotine provides a temporary escape from problems, loneliness or boredom. It’s a way to take a break, have time to yourself and relax. Nicotine…

What it's like to crave heroin

What It’s Like to Crave Heroin

Heroin cravings are some of the most intense feelings of dependence out there. Learn more about what it feels like to use and stop using heroin. If you’ve never used heroin, it can be hard to understand why someone would sacrifice their job, time with loved ones and many other activities in favor of just…

Can doping lead to PED addiction

Can Doping Lead to PED Addiction?

Can Doping Lead To PED Addiction? The use of illegal Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) is common in sports, and athletes who compulsively abuse these drugs risk serious health issues. “Doping” is a slang term to describe the consumption of Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) to enhance physical performance for a sport. According to the American Family…

What counts as a relapse

What Counts as a Relapse?

What is relapsing? Knowing the answer is the first step toward addressing an addiction episode. Learn the best way to prevent an addiction beginning again. If you’ve suffered from any type of addiction, you may have learned what a relapse is and how it can seem to derail your success. While addiction is a completely…

Spotting signs of relapse before it hits

How to Spot an Oncoming Relapse Before It Hits

Learn to recognize relapse warning signs and take action before it occurs. Professional support is a valuable resources in navigating a recovery setback. A relapse of substance or alcohol use doesn’t come about suddenly without warning. There’s a process to get to the state of physical recovery setback, which starts in the subconscious and escalates.…

Why to avoid NSAIDs and aspirin

Aspirin and NSAIDs: One Combo to Avoid and Why

Aspirin and ibuprofen are popular medicines with proven safety records. However, when mixed together, these two drugs can cause undesired side effects. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is the name of a broad family of drugs that includes aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen. According to the American Heart Association, NSAIDs are the most used drugs in America,…