NorthPoint Washington Blog 2017-07-10T19:53:39+00:00

Help for Drug Addiction: Steps to Take for WA State Residents

By | July 22nd, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Substance abuse is continually skyrocketing across the entire country. Due in part to the current boom in opioid abuse which has reached epidemic proportions, it seems that drug abuse is only trending upwards. And the state of Washington is no exception either. That’s why it’s more important than ever that you equip yourself with the [...]

How I Dealt with Knowing I Had Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

By | July 16th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a devastating disorder. It can affect individuals on a variety of levels and the fact that it’s caused by carelessness and is entirely preventable can be especially infuriating. And I should know – I was born with it. Living with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome It wasn’t until I was much older [...]

How to Safely Detox from Drugs or Alcohol at Home

By | July 11th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Home detox from drugs or alcohol can be an appealing option for addicts who don’t want to commit the time and money to an actual rehab treatment plan. And while doing so might be less of a burden on your wallet, home detox can have some potentially fatal consequences depending on the substance. What’s more, [...]

My AA Experience in Seattle and How It Changed My Life

By | July 5th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

As a recovering alcoholic, I know what it’s like to lose control. I’ve been guided by my cravings, given into vice, and flung myself head first into a life I couldn’t handle without so much as a second thought. Heck, I barely gave anything a second thought. But once I’d hit bottom and lost everything [...]

Profile of a Functional Alcoholic

By | June 27th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

“I would rather go through life sober, believing I am an alcoholic, than go through life drunk, trying to convince myself that I am not.” ~ Anonymous Creating an accurate profile of a functional alcoholic is easier said than done for two reasons. First, it can be very difficult to identify high-functioning alcoholics. The truth [...]

Current Trends and History of Crystal Meth Use in Washington State

By | June 25th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Crystal meth abuse in WA state is on the rise, and it continues to trend up as a major problem around the world. The scourge of methamphetamine has quietly increased while so much attention is (deservedly) given to the rising opioid epidemic. But almost 14% of people in WA state have a problem with drug [...]

Strange Addictions You May Have Never Heard Of

By | June 23rd, 2017|Tags: , , , |

What do all of the following things have in common? Online shopping Pets Tanning Video games Love They may seem wildly unrelated but they may have more in common than you think. Each of these things can be an addiction, some to the point which severely impact your life. When you hear of addiction, you [...]

Top 10 Alcoholism Symptoms

By | June 21st, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Alcohol abuse and dependence does not look the same in every case, but there are alcoholism symptoms to look for if you think that the substance has become a problem in your life. These symptoms are behavioral, physical and even psychological. Not everyone will exhibit all ten of the signs of alcohol use disorder outlined [...]

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