Wasn’t My “Rock Bottom” Low Enough For You?

One of the things that made me uncomfortable during the AA meetings I attended was the level of competition between attendees. Whose story was the worst, the most gory? Who spent the most time in jail, got the worst injury, or lost the most support from family and friends? I never lost my family or […]

What Valium Does to the Brain

Over the years, Valium has been a favorite prescription drug for people who need relief from anxiety. For all the good feelings it promotes, Valium also comes with a lot of negative side effects. Before you can fully understand how Valium works and how addiction begins, it would be useful to learn about what Valium…

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Gabor Maté Responds to Trump’s Opioid Crisis Declaration

The current opioid crisis is the deadliest in U.S. history, with President Trump officially declaring it a national emergency just a few weeks ago. In response to the President, physician and author, Dr. Gabor Maté, discusses this lethal trend and advocates for the reform of current substance abuse treatment methods. A New Perspective on an […]

What Cocaine Addiction is Like

To truly understand the depths of a cocaine addiction, one must live through it. It’s hard to describe what cocaine addiction is like, but it’s worth a shot in the hope that someone will read it and be able to identify with the issue. If that ultimately leads them to get treatment for their addiction,…

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What to Do About Roxanol Abuse or Addiction

Opiates come in a lot of forms, under a lot of brand names. Most people are familiar with names like morphine, codeine, Oxycontin, Percocet, and Valium. One name not familiar to a lot of people is Roxanol. The fact that doctors prescribe this drug for patients who are dealing with severe pain issues give it…

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Explanation of Opiate Overdose Timeline

With the number of Americans abusing opioids continues to rise, experts are becoming increasingly concerned about opiate-related overdoses. According to a 2013 study done by The Global Burden of Disease (GBD), 51,000 people died worldwide from a prescription-drug overdose in 2013. That’s up almost 300% from the 18,000 that died in 1990. With that kind…

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