NorthPoint Recovery Blog 2017-06-16T17:52:31+00:00

How Heavy Drinking Affects Your Brain and Your Life

By | July 23rd, 2017|Tags: , , , |

“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.” [...]

How Do You Treat Pain When You Are a Former Opioid Addict?

By | July 22nd, 2017|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

Why Schizophrenia and Addiction Are Linked

By | July 21st, 2017|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

What Does a Fentanyl Overdose Look Like?

By | July 20th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

The Myth of the High-Functioning Alcoholic

By | July 19th, 2017|Tags: , , |

“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. [...]

The Surprising Connection between Binge-Drinking and Binge-Eating

By | July 18th, 2017|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

Who’s Next? Why Utah Lowered Their DUI Limit to .05

By | July 17th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

10 Signs You Are in Serious Denial

By | July 16th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

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