Addictive Personality – Myth or Real?


Reading Time: 6 minutes So many factors can influence a person’s potential of becoming addicted to drugs, from genetics to social environment. It isn’t easy or possible to pinpoint a single cause. One common belief is that some people have an addictive personality. That is, something about their character makes them more inclined toward addictive behaviors. It may be true that […]

Nurses and Addiction

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Reading Time: 6 minutes Although nurses are an integral part of the medical field, they are human, too. Substance abuse in nursing is possible, especially considering the number of stress nurses can endure. Substance abuse among nurses has been studied since the 1970s, and since then, many reasons exist to justify how nurses and drug abuse can go hand-in-hand […]

Am I Drinking Too Much Alcohol?

woman contemplates if she's drinking too much alcohol and how to get help

Reading Time: 6 minutes Am I drinking too much? It’s a question that not many drinkers want to ask themselves. The truth is that asking that question creates an acute awareness of the possibility of it being true.  Usually, when you question if you’re drinking too much alcohol, it’s because you already have had discomfort from it. When questioning […]

Veterans and Substance Abuse

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Reading Time: 9 minutes Substance Use Disorder (SUD) has spread over the entire nation. One of the saddest is SUDs have impacted many Veterans, men, and women, who gave some and saw many give all. Many of our Heroes, who have given us our freedom, are in dire need of help with this destructive disease. What will help our […]

How Do You Know You’re Addicted [Guide]

Reading Time: 5 minutes If you’ve been regularly consuming or dependent on a mind-altering substance, you might reach the point where you ask, How do I know if I’m addicted? The signs of addiction come on in different ways for each person. Some will experience fast and hard addiction, which is most likely with drugs that are extremely addictive, […]

How Addiction Affects Men and Women Differently

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Reading Time: 6 minutes Men and women react to addictive substances somewhat differently. The differences directly link to the gender difference. Men and women are biologically different, so some substances will be more intense to one another while less so. Additionally, some addictions are more prevalent in one gender over the other. To clarify, individuals of the same sex […]

Reasons to Quit Heroin

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Reading Time: 7 minutes If you have found yourself in the grips of heroin addiction, you likely feel you have lost all willpower to quit. This is because heroin wires your brain so that you continue to seek out the drug, even when you experience negative consequences resulting from using. If you are looking for reasons to quit heroin, […]

Seeking Rehab for a Meth Addiction

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Reading Time: 6 minutes Methamphetamine— often called meth or crystal meth—is a highly addictive substance that when used can change a person’s life in the worst ways possible. Many times, those who use meth are not looking for treatment until a significant life-altering consequence.  These life-altering moments often come in the form of eviction, divorce, or having a child services […]

Dealing With Anxiety Without Benzos (How To)


Reading Time: 6 minutes Are you in search of a Xanax substitute? If you are one of the millions of people dealing with an anxiety disorder, it is understandable to want to ease your symptoms.  Anxiety is a difficult mental illness to juggle, it can interfere with relationships, work, and even your health. In normal amounts, anxiety is a […]

How to Track Alcohol Consumption

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Reading Time: 7 minutes For some, tracking alcohol consumption becomes something they feel they need to do after bad experiences due to over-drinking alcohol. It can be difficult to determine how much alcohol is too much to drink, especially when you’re in the middle of drinking. Since excessive drinking can damage your body and lead to alcoholism, it’s important […]