7 Signs Someone Close to You Is Abusing Pills
Seeing the functional alcoholic signs and how you can help a loved one with their addiction.
Kelly Osbourne turned to drugs as an emotional escape from painful experiences in her life.
“Alcohol addiction stunts the spiritual, emotional and mental growth of a person. For the alcoholic, they literally stop wanting to learn or advance themselves on any level other than the one they are already on. This is why many alcoholics are emotionally stunted and are unable to contain their emotions.” [...]
For some individuals with suffering pain, opioid painkillers are not always the best option. This is especially true if you have a personal history of opioid abuse, to either prescription pain pills or heroin. If you want to preserve your sobriety and avoid relapse, then you need to look for [...]
What is the relationship between schizophrenia and the various forms of addiction? Substance abuse disorders often co-occur with mental illnesses. Although they are separate medical conditions, the relationship between addiction and mental disorders is closer – and more complicated – than most people realize. In fact, a person with a [...]
Fentanyl overdose is a very real possibility, as the tragic death of Prince last year made abundantly clear. In fact, in the United States the drug has accounted for thousands of overdose deaths over the course of the past ten years. This is because fentanyl can be abused both as [...]
“High-functioning alcoholic”…ME? I didn’t even know what the term meant. But despite all appearances to the contrary, I had a secret that was destroying my life – I am an alcoholic. I Wish You Knew I Was Just like You Once upon a time, I was just like everybody else. [...]
How does binge-drinking lead to binge-eating? It’s a well-known phenomenon—you go out drinking, and at the end of the night, you are so hungry, you end up gorging on cheap, greasy, readily-available fast food. LOTS of it. At first glance, that feeling of extreme hunger doesn’t seem to make much [...]
Just in time for April’s Alcohol Awareness Month, Utah legislators have just signed a new bill lowering the legal blood alcohol content down to 0.05%. And although many see the legislation as a step towards safer and more sober driving in the state, others are condemning the new law as [...]
Addiction has been called the only prison with the locks on the inside. And it’s true – in order to have a fully successful recovery, an addict first needs to confront their reality and then overcome the reason for becoming addicted in the first place. In effect, substance abusers themselves [...]