Addiction & Relationships

15 04, 2019

Prosecutors Say Suboxone Maker Indivior Lied About Popular Opioid Treatment

2019-04-16T19:24:43+00:00April 15th, 2019|0 Comments

Once deemed the “wonder drug” for getting people off heroin, Suboxone is now under fire. What was supposed to be a solution to help people recover from opioid addiction is now being questioned. It was marketed as a treatment drug that would help people get off prescription painkillers and heroin. Federal prosecutors have now found that Suboxone is prone [...]

11 01, 2019

Kim Kardashian Reveals Use of Party Drugs

2019-03-14T22:54:53+00:00January 11th, 2019|0 Comments

DISCLAIMER: On a recent episode of her reality television show, Kim Kardashian casually mentioned that she had used Ecstasy in the past. Here, we take a look at why that matters even today. To do this, we will use what is publicly known about Kim and her famous family, using their own words. We will also see what science [...]

25 12, 2018

The Challenges of Recovery During the Holidays

2019-01-31T17:49:43+00:00December 25th, 2018|0 Comments

"Though the holiday season is a festive time, and alcohol can be an ever-present element of the festivities, it can also be an emotionally painful time for many." ~ Robert Castan, co-founder of Northpoint Recovery featured in Idaho Statesman Recently, Robert shared an article he wrote about how holiday stress can affect and trigger addiction. Through his own personal experiences, [...]

26 09, 2018

The Dark Night Of The Soul: A Survival Guide

2019-01-31T17:52:14+00:00September 26th, 2018|0 Comments

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” ~ Robert Frost Are You Going Through The Dark Night Of The Soul? If you have found your way to this article, it is probably because you think you might be going through what is often referred [...]

25 09, 2018

Guns N’ Roses Slash on Overcoming Addiction

2019-03-14T22:56:05+00:00September 25th, 2018|0 Comments

DISCLAIMER: As a member of the “most dangerous band in the world”, Slash and the other members of Guns N’ Roses lived a well-documented rock & roll lifestyle that included heavy drinking and drug use. This is an effort to use what we know about Slash’s substance abuse struggles and eventual recovery to help other people who are fighting [...]

8 08, 2018

Understanding the Cycle of Addiction

2019-02-17T18:12:35+00:00August 8th, 2018|0 Comments

More than 22 million Americans are trapped in a cycle of drug and alcohol abuse. In order to get them treatment, we need to recognize how that cycle works. Understanding the Cycle of Addiction No one wants to be a drug addict. Sure, they might enjoy drinking alcohol or getting high. But the constant need to keep using is [...]

6 08, 2018

Video Game Addiction: A Recognized Mental Health Condition

2019-02-17T18:11:44+00:00August 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Video Game Addiction: A Recognized Mental Health Condition In the newest edition of its International Classification of Diseases, just released in June 2018, the World Health Organization has for the first time recognized “gaming disorder” as a legitimate mental health condition. The WHO is the first governing body to officially classify the behavior as a diagnosable illness. First Things [...]

4 07, 2018

10 Ways Local and Government Groups Are Fighting Against Heroin Addiction in the U.S.

2019-03-12T15:13:22+00:00July 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Heroin addiction and the general abuse of opioids has worsened in the US. As of 2015, there were over 20 million Americans suffering from some kind of substance abuse disorder. Within this number, there were 2 million people abusing or addiction to prescription pain relievers. There were nearly 600,000 people reported to have a problem with heroin. In 2016, [...]

15 06, 2018

Seven Shocking Confessions of a Benzo Addict

2019-01-31T18:27:55+00:00June 15th, 2018|8 Comments

Meet Rebecca – A Recovering Benzo Addict Hi, I am “Rebecca” and I am recovering from a hardcore addiction to benzodiazepines. Specifically, I am in recovery from Xanax abuse; although I loved Valium and Klonopin. I also loved alcohol and weed too. Plus, I would mix my benzos with opioids like Oxy from time to time. But I can’t [...]

21 05, 2018

Coping with Losing my Son to an Overdose

2019-02-17T18:24:43+00:00May 21st, 2018|105 Comments

Coping with Losing my Son to an Overdose “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” ~ Washington Irving Heart Breaking Drug Overdose That Changed My Life I never [...]