NorthPoint Recovery Blog 2017-09-21T17:27:52+00:00

When Does Using Recreational Drugs Start to Become a Problem?

By | September 15th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

If you look up recreational drugs meaning, you’ll find that it’s a myriad of drugs that alters a person’s state of mind. These drugs are also known as psychoactive drugs. They change a person’s emotions, perceptions, and feelings. As the recreational drugs list is so vast, there isn’t one type [...]

If I Have an Addictive Personality , Am I Doomed Forever?

By | September 13th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Having a family history of heart problems does not necessarily mean that you will immediately enter cardiac arrest. In the same way, having an addictive personality is not the same thing as being an addict. Of course, those with a family history of addiction and with an addictive personality may [...]

The New Jerry Garcia Documentary Highlights the Danger of Heroin

By | September 11th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Most people know that Jerry Garcia was the founder and front man of Grateful Dead – but not as many realize that his life and death were a testament to the danger of heroin. Released this year, Long Strange Trip is a new Jerry Garcia and Grateful Dead documentary that [...]

Dependent on Speed Drugs: Why Stimulant Highs Keep You Alert and How to Stop the Cycle

By | September 9th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

“I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure… It has been the desperate attempt to escape.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe It is no secret that stimulants can not only keep you alert, but also [...]

5 Ways 12-Step Meetings Keep us Connected and Sober

By | September 7th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Despite the stereotype of dingy church basements and stale donuts, there is no question that 12-step meetings help keep us connected and sober on the road to recovery. Mutual support groups for addiction have been around for the better part of a century. Millions of people all around the world [...]

Gone too Soon: Alcohol Withdrawal Linked to Nelsan Ellis’s Death at Age 38

By | September 5th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

In the United States, alcohol is linked to almost 90,000 deaths every single year – and now alcohol withdrawal is linked to Nelsan Ellis’s death at the young age of 38. Best known for his portrayal of Lafayette on HBO’s True Blood, Ellis passed away just a few short weeks [...]

Weighing Out Smart Drugs: Are Any Nootropics Good for Cognitive Enhancement?

By | September 3rd, 2017|Tags: , , , |

A drug that boosts your brainpower, gives you energy and has zero side effects – sounds like science fiction, right? Not according to the hundreds of companies and thousands of people that have started marketing and using nootropic drugs. “They haven’t been clinically proven to work, and there’s emerging evidence [...]

Mark Zuckerberg Discusses His View of Addiction on Facebook

By | September 1st, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Earlier this year, Mark Zuckerberg made a powerful contribution to the recovery community by discussing his view of addiction on Facebook. As part of his unofficial 2017 “listening tour”, the Facebook CEO weighed in on the opioid addiction epidemic facing the United States. While visiting Dayton, Ohio, Zuckerberg sat down [...]

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