Weighing the Pros and Cons of Salvia, DMT, Kratom, and Other “Natural” Psychedelic Drugs

2018-02-21T04:38:31+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Addiction Information|

There are dozens of various natural psychedelic drugs, but what are the pros and cons of their use? Can you still be considered clean and sober if you incorporate hallucinogens into your recovery? It might sound odd. Are there really “pros” to certain types of drugs? Some believe that specific natural psychedelic drugs, such as salvia, psilocybin mushrooms, or ayahuasca, have beneficial properties to them. When consumed, each of the substances causes the user to [...]

Fentanyl: Why It’s One of the Most Dangerous Opioids in Existence

2018-02-21T04:28:30+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Addiction Information|

Death rates due to fentanyl overdose continue to rise exponentially each year. What exactly is fentanyl and how has it founds its way into the pockets of heroin users nationwide? 582 overdose deaths were linked to fentanyl in 2014. That number skyrocketed to 3,946 in 2016, multiplying by nearly seven times in the course of two years. We also just lost another performer to a Fentynil overdose this month: Dolores O’Riordan from the Cranberries. Clearly, [...]

Fergie Escapes Her Self-Induced Meth Psychosis

2018-02-21T04:18:24+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Addiction Information, Recovery|

Fergie’s crystal meth addiction came on quick and crashed down hard. Her delusions of being tracked by the FBI led her to the moment she finally found freedom from drugs. Before her time with the Black Eyed Peas, singer Fergie struggled with a severe crystal meth addiction. “I thought the FBI was after me,” she explained in an interview with Oprah. “You’re in this kind of alternate reality and I started getting really paranoid.” She [...]

Narcotic Pain Medications: 8 Reasons They Are NOT the Only Way to Successfully Treat Illness and Injury

2018-02-21T04:13:13+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Addiction Information|

The widespread use distribution of narcotic pain medications has led to a nationwide epidemic. Are these prescription pain killers the only way to recover? Norco. Vicodin. Percocet. Dilaudid. Morphine. Dozens of prescription pain killers brands transfer hands from pharmacist to consumer every year. In 2012, doctors wrote 259 million opioid prescriptions, enough to hand every American adult their own bottle of pills. According to CBS News, over 1 in 3 Americans were prescribed opioids in [...]

Krokodil: The Ugly Truth About the Zombie Drug

2018-01-06T05:58:04+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Addiction Information|

Krokodil is a deadly heroin knockoff that took the world by storm in 2012. What is it, though, and what has its impact been since then? Public awareness of krokodil, dubbed the “flesh-eating zombie drug,” burst onto the scene when VICE released a 25-minute krokodil documentary related to the drug’s impact in Siberia. The video went viral, collecting more than 14.5 million views at the time of this writing. American reporters called it, “more deadly [...]

My Path to Freedom: A Mom’s Recovery From Alcoholism

2018-01-05T03:13:46+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Alcoholism, Recovery|

It wasn’t until getting sober that I realized how my drinking affected my children, whether or not I was present. Alcohol. It was always around from the time I was a little girl. My father spent evenings in his armchair in front of the television. My job was to fetch him a new beer from the fridge each time he was almost done with his last one. I pretended I was a waitress, running between [...]

Vivitrol (Naltrexone): How This Addiction Aid Safely Helps Alcoholics and Opiate Addicts

2018-01-05T03:06:55+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Recovery|

Vivitrol is the latest medication used to help those in early recovery stay away from drugs and alcohol. Learn more about how Vivitrol can help you remain clean and sober. Early recovery is a trying time for every addict and alcoholic. Learning to deal with emotions after using drugs and alcohol to cope for any length of time is difficult. The sudden rush of feelings is overwhelming and proves difficult for many who are just [...]

Alcohol’s Effects on Women’s Health

2018-01-05T02:56:07+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Alcoholism|

Alcohol affects men and women differently from a biological perspective. What are some health concerns for women when it comes to alcohol intake? It’s widely understood that women have a lower overall tolerance for alcohol than men do. Men often need to drink more than women in order to achieve the same result. Some may think that it is simply a sexist assumption. However, research has revealed biological differences between the sexes that show men’s [...]

The Road to Relapse

2018-01-05T02:45:41+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Recovery|

The thought of relapse can be one of the scariest parts of recovery.  However, a relapse doesn’t have to be part of your recovery story.  Typically, the relapse behaviors and thoughts start far before the actual use.  Here is some insight that hopefully can keep you off the road to relapse and continuing down the path of recovery.  If a relapse does become part of your recovery story know that is not where it has [...]

5 Wonderful Things About Being A Sober Woman

2017-12-06T03:04:49+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Recovery|

Meet Faith, A Grateful Addict Who’s Recovering From the Disease of “More” My name is Faith R. and I am a grateful recovering addict. I’m from Colorado Springs, Colorado. My clean date is December 12, 2010. Many people will tell you they are a recovering alcoholic, or that they are recovering from cocaine addiction, or that they are a grateful recovering heroin addict. Me? I am recovering from the disease of more. When I was [...]