Blog Posts - Drug Addiction



The Benefits of Meditation for Addiction Recovery

  Recovering from addiction is no easy task. It’s never impossible, but the road looks a little different for every individual case. For some, a little love and a lot of time can help someone go from their lowest low to a happy place in their...
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 15, 2016

A Message From “The White House & Our President, Barak Obama.” And National Day of Action from Gambling Addiction…

. A National Message From Our US President, Barak Obama from “The White House.” The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release August 31, 2016 “Presidential Proclamation – National Alcohol and Drug Addicti...

What Are the 5 Most Addictive Drugs?

According the a panel of addiction experts, here are the top five most addictive drugs. Heroin Cocaine Nicotine Barbiturates Alcohol Click HERE to learn what these addictive drugs do to your brain. The post What Are the 5 Most Addictive Drugs? appea...
by Recovery Advocates on Aug 3, 2016

How to Identify A High-Functioning Addict

While their is a common misconception that someone who is struggling with addiction is easily recognizable, the truth is that some people are high-functioning addicts, meaning they can manage a job and daily responsibilities but still struggle with...
by Recovery Advocates on Jul 27, 2016

How to Identify Drug Abuse in the Workplace

Substance abuse at the workplace can result in a number of consequences for employers and co-workers. It is a serious issue and should not be taken lightly. How do you identify drug abuse among an employee or co-worker? Changes in behavior is a big...
by Recovery Advocates on Jul 7, 2016

Men Tend to Wait Longer Before Seeking Addiction Help

According to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMSHA), the time between the start of substance use and the first admission for getting treatment is longer for men than it is for women. The average length of time was 16.5 yea...
by Recovery Advocates on Jul 5, 2016

Opioid Use Disorder Has More Than Doubled

Within the past decade, opioid use disorder, both non-medical and prescription opioid use, has more than doubled. A new report from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) found that among adults… use of non-medical pr...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 29, 2016

Overdose Not the Only Cause of Death From Prescription Painkillers

  There have been more than 160,000 overdose deaths from prescription painkillers between 1999 and 2014 in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, new research suggests that an overdose mig...
by Recovery Advocates on Jun 15, 2016

Muslim Wazifa for Leaving Drug Addiction Nashe Ki Adat

The post Muslim Wazifa for Leaving Drug Addiction Nashe Ki Adat appeared first on yaALLAH.in. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Bismillah hirRahman nirRaheem With The Name of ALLAH, The Beneficent and The Merciful SallALLAHU ‘Ala Mu’hamma...
by yallaah on May 4, 2016

How To Put Drug Addiction In The Past And Get Healthy Right Now

Dealing with a drug addiction can be dangerous and debilitating. In addition to weakening one’s immune system and adversely impacting brain function, substance abuse can lead to unwanted run-ins with the law and the development of unhealthy rel...
by Health Blog on Apr 26, 2016

Admitting Powerlessness Doesn’t Mean You’re a Bad Person

Nobody likes to admit they are wrong. And nobody likes to admit that they have a problem with alcohol and drugs. However, an addiction exists when a person simply cannot stop using drugs or drinking. This has nothing to do with being right or wrong o...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 22, 2016

U.S. Surgeon General Addresses UNGASS 2016 on Addiction

U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, addressed UNGASS 2016 about the war on drugs in the U.S. In his speech, he talks about addiction being a public health problem which requires a public health solution. Murphy said, “Addiction is a chroni...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 21, 2016

Drug Addiction Treatment Basics

Drug addiction is a very complex disease caused by a person’s dependence on drugs. The person initially takes the drug voluntarily but after repeated use over a period of time, it becomes more an involuntary thing. The intake becomes compulsive...
by Addicts Helping Addicts Blog on Apr 20, 2016

How Long Do Drugs Stay in the Body?

Various drugs stay in the body for different amounts of times, varying all the way from three to 336 hours. Here’s how long different drugs stay in the body. How long drugs stay in blood (in hours) LSD – 3 Morphine – 8 Heroin –...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 20, 2016

Parents – A Word of Advice: Be Curious (Before It's Too Late)

Each year, one of the local high schools hosts a forum for parents entitled “Trends in Teen Drug and Alcohol Use: Helping our Teens Make Positive Choices”. The presentation is led by various law and drug enforcement personnel as well as a su...
by Writing - It's My Thing on Apr 20, 2016

New Hampshire Bill Proposes Drug Take-Back Sites

A new bill was introduced in New Hampshire which proposes the idea of drug take-back sites, places where illegal drugs could be turned in without criminal prosecution. The bill has already passed the House and is now being reviewed by Senate. Both h...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 18, 2016

Seeing Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds was a song by the Beatles that prompted the question whether the Britain band had ever used hallucinogens as they created their work. Many people would say most definitely. Hallucinogens are illicit drugs that distort a...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 14, 2016

Illicit Drug Use Has Led to More and More Drug Overdose

There are important reasons why experts track the rates of drug use, alcohol use, addiction, and overdoses throughout the country. It provides them with useful information that they can use to help prevent further drug use and deaths in the future. S...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 7, 2016

Video: Jodie Sweetin’s Journey to Sobriety

Jodie Sweetin, star of Full House, struggled with drug addiction for many years. Now five years sober, Sweetin opens up about her past hardships and her journey to sobriety in the video below.   The post Video: Jodie Sweetin’s Journey to S...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 5, 2016

The Synthetic Drug Spice May be a Ticket to the Emergency Room

Occasionally, the use of the drug spice brings more and more people to the emergency room and produces more calls to poison control centers. Because those who make the drug are forever trying to avoid the list of illegal drugs issued by the Drug Enfo...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 5, 2016


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