Who Needs an Intervention (and How Can Families Help)? 

Who Needs an Intervention (and How Can Families Help)?

Who Needs an Intervention (and How Can Families Help)?  A loved one who suffers from addiction can experience great pain and difficulty in their life. They may also bring that into the family and make others suffer as a result. Interventions are designed to let the person know they need help and the family and…

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Can Ibogaine Be Dangerous?

Can Ibogaine Be Dangerous?

Can Ibogaine Be Dangerous? The use of ibogaine is gaining notice around the world as a psychoactive substance used as sacred medicine by some people. It was used historically in opioid addiction treatment because it can reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms and eliminate cravings. It is not a legal drug and may cause serious harm and…

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These Cheap Ways to Make Friends and Have Fun in Recovery May Surprise You

These Cheap Ways to Make Friends and Have Fun in Recovery May Surprise You One of the reasons drinking is so popular is that many drinkers find it helpful in social situations to release tension and be more connected to others. Untreated heavy drinkers struggle with how to imagine life without alcohol. Making friends without…

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Is there a Neurological Reason for Binge Drinking Behavior?

What is a Hallucination?

What is a Hallucination? Many drug hallucinations are mild, but sometimes people are transported into another reality altogether that seems very real at the time. A hallucination is something a person sees, hears, feels, smells, or tastes yet is not really there. Hallucinations happen under the influence of drugs and can be a symptom of…

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What is a Wet Drug?

What is a Wet Drug?

Drugs can result in serious, often fatal repercussions. The origins of wet drugs dates back to the 1970s. People who used marijuana began dipping cigarettes or joints in a liquid form of PCP. Some drug dealers actually used embalming fluid to augment marijuana cigarettes, which led to it being used in other things. This use…

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What Are Some Signs a Person is High on Drugs?

What Are Some Signs a Person is High on Drugs?

When a loved one uses drugs to get high, there is a change in their personality, physical appearance, and emotional state. Sometimes it is easy to notice, other times it is harder to spot because some people are good at covering things up. This can only go on for so long as a person who…

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Interventions May Fail Due to One of These Reasons

Interventions May Fail Due to One of These Reasons

Millions of people struggle with drug abuse and dependence. Many more need treatment and struggle with how to get proper assistance. A failed intervention may be one reason people do not get the help they need. The reasons for failed interventions vary, depending on the person and their needs. What is an Intervention Interventions occur…

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