Blog Posts - Drug Addiction



The Complications of Being Court-Ordered to Get Addiction Treatment

Many men and women who have drug charges are sentenced by the court to get sober. They are forced into addiction treatment because of legal consequences. However, when a person is forced into doing something, he or she will have different feelings ab...
by Recovery Advocates on Feb 17, 2016

“Great Job New Author, Aaron Emerson Makes ‘The Lansing State Journal’ Newspaper!”

Hello and Welcome Recovery Friends, . . When my awesome recovery friends have wonderful news and events happening? You know I love to share the excitement right along with them and brag a little. So I am very happy to share that my good buddy and...

Managing Chronic Pain in Recovery from Substance Use Disorders

With opioid abuse raging across the country, treatment of chronic pain becomes a tricky subject, with prescriptions often leading to relapse in recovering patients. SAMSHA has created tools for medical providers and professionals in treatment, to be...
by Recovery Advocates on Jan 6, 2016

Symptoms of Withdrawal when Ending an Addiction

Anyone who has been physically and psychologically dependent upon a drug or behavior is likely going to experience withdrawals once that substance or activity is taken away. Even in the case of a breakup. If you’re used to spending time with so...
by Recovery Advocates on Jan 4, 2016

The Most Commonly Abused Drugs

There are millions of people around the world who are addicted to one substance or another. And a good portion of these people tend to be addicted to the same substance, and for good reason. There are common reasons why people are drawn to alcohol, f...
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 29, 2015

Drug addiction treatment

Drug addiction is an unfortunate condition affecting millions of people across the globe. It is recognized by medical professionals as a serious, but treatable medical ailment.   Different drugs tend to affect individuals differently. That said,...
by Addicts Helping Addicts Blog on Dec 21, 2015

The Psychological Warning Signs of Drug Abuse

The Psychological Warning Signs of Drug AbuseIf you have noticed that someone you care about has been acting strangely and you are concerned that they may have fallen victim to drug addiction and abuse, there are certain signs that you can look for t...
by Connecting Hypnotherapy... on Dec 5, 2015

Habitual Drug Use is Different than Addiction

It’s one thing to have a drug habit and it’s another to have an addiction. A drug habit is when a person is regularly using drugs or alcohol. For instance, perhaps they drink every weekend, or a person might even drink every evening. Drinking or...
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 3, 2015

Being Open About Addiction Treatment Can Help Others

After battling alcohol and drug addiction and an eating disorder, Lauren Stahl chooses to be open about her addiction recovery and here’s why. In America, 23.5 million people are addiction to alcohol and drugs, according to the Substance Abuse...
by Recovery Advocates on Nov 24, 2015

Drug Use Disorder Statistics

A recent study found that the number of people with drug use disorder who receive treatment is shockingly low. The study, funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism(NIAAA), discovered that only 14 percent of Americans who has...
by Recovery Advocates on Nov 20, 2015

The Financial, Legal and Social Consequences of Addiction

In most cases, people are aware of the physical and emotional consequences of addiction. It’s well known within the general public that addiction can create physical health problems as well as emotional and psychological concerns. For example, phys...
by Recovery Advocates on Sep 11, 2015

Suicide – Addiction Proclamations.

Proclamation, Proclamation so many Proclamations. By David Joel Miller. Marcus Jeffrey Two very special proclamations came across my desk on the very same day this week. The president has proclaimed September as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Re...
by counseolrssoapbox on Sep 10, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s Plan for Treating Drug Addiction in America

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign did not initially intend to cover America’s drug addiction epidemic. However, when she traveled through the Northeast, she continued to get questions about how she was going to address the drug problem ther...
by Recovery Advocates on Sep 9, 2015

The High, Crash, and Burn of Meth Use

Like cocaine, methamphetamine has an incredible high. It is an illegal drug with many street names, such as crank, chalk, or speed. Methamphetamine, or meth, can be ingested in a variety of ways, depending on its form. One specific form of methamphet...
by Recovery Advocates on Sep 4, 2015

Heroin Response Strategy to Heroin Epidemic

The Centers for Disease Control is calling the large increase in heroin use across the U.S. a “heroin epidemic.” Heroin use has doubled among people ages 18 to 25 within the past decade. Now, the White House is planning a “smart on...
by Recovery Advocates on Aug 20, 2015

The Illusion of a Well Maintained Addiction

by Recovery Advocates on Aug 19, 2015

The Effects of Low Self Esteem in Addiction and Recovery

Having a low self esteem is more common than you think. Although when someone suffers from having little belief in themselves, they tend to believe that they are the only ones suffering from that sort of discomfort. However, it’s fair to say that m...
by Recovery Advocates on Aug 18, 2015

FDA Approves OxyContin for Children Ages 11 to 16

Nearly one in 25 high school students have abused OxyContin, a study found. Recently, the Food and Drug Administration approved OxyContin to be used by children ages 11 to 16 for pain “severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long term...
by Recovery Advocates on Aug 18, 2015

UNITE to Face Addiction Rally

UNITE to Face Addiction Rally When: October 4, 2015 Where: National Mall in Washington, D.C. Hosted by: Facing Addiction Facing Addiction is a new, national organization serving as the voice of 85 million Americans impacted by addiction.  The “...
by Recovery Advocates on Aug 17, 2015

What The Research Says About Drug Treatment

It might seem obvious that drug treatment would be advantageous to someone struggling with an addiction. But there are millions of people who are suffering who do not get help. Often, stigma and possible judgment from family and friends can get in th...
by Recovery Advocates on Aug 12, 2015


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