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The Many Faces of Self-Medicating: Using Drugs to Self-Medicate a Problem

From the outside, drug choice and addiction can seem random and pointless. The start of one’s using, however, probably included a fairly rational choice regarding the substance of abuse. People’s choice in substance can often be understood…
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Society and Substance Abuse: Nature vs Nurture

The Nature vs Nurture Argument and Substance Abuse The debate between nature and nurture goes back as far as the dawn of time. As long as humans have been curious, debates about the origin or cause of such problems as substance abuse have existed. And…
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Common Health Problems Associated with Substance Abuse: Hepatitis

Hepatitis is a contagious disease; it can be contracted in several different ways, so scientists have broken it down into 5 subtitles: Hepatitis A, B, C, D and E. In active addiction, many people over look the health risks that come with abusing…
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Cycle of Substance Abuse Addictions: Active Addiction to Recovery

When did this happen? When we first realize we, or someone we love, has an addiction, it’s one of the first questions that pops into our minds. While you may never be able to answer this question specifically, understanding the cycles of addiction…
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What to Expect During Your Loved One’s Treatment

Addiction grabs a hold and doesn’t let go easily. Once you make the decision to beat it, the unknown can seem unnerving. Just knowing what to expect can calm nerves and settle doubts. Below, we talk about what you can expect from addiction…
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30 Days of Substance Abuse Treatment for your Child

30 Days of Drug and Alcohol Treatment: "Sometimes, creating a little distance will help people recognize how much you actually mean to them." -Unknown Drug use in your son or daughter: According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health…
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Wellness in the Workplace: Physical and Mental Productivity Offenders

Having a stable income to sustain a family or desired lifestyle is the goal of every working citizen. From a young age, children were taught to explore their talents in pursuit of discovering valuable skills that could lead to a prosperous livelihood…