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The Link between Energy Drinks and Addiction

By |2019-09-04T02:56:10+00:00August 25th, 2019|

Whenever we hear about addiction, energy drinks are not the first things that come to mind. People limit substance abuse to alcohol, prescribed opioid drugs, and illegal drugs. However, those are not always the main culprits. In the Swahili language, there's a saying that states, “Whatever eats you is on your clothes”. It means we often look far for reasons why things are going wrong. When in reality, the reason is closer to us than we realize. A great example is suffering a long time only to discover your best friend was causing the [...]

Clonidine Addiction Explained

By |2019-08-15T15:28:05+00:00June 17th, 2019|

While clonidine addiction isn’t necessarily the most common type of addiction today, its effects on the body, mind, and on an individual’s life can be just as destructive as many other drugs. In this article, we’ll be taking a deep look into what exactly clonidine is, what it’s used for, and how addiction begins. We’ll also be looking at what clonidine addiction looks like and what to expect from rehab treatment. All general drug information including side effects and dosages for clonidine are provided by the Mayo Clinic. Clonidine Classification Also known by [...]

WARNING: Mixing Marijuana and 207 Other Common Substances – What NOT to Do

By |2019-10-09T21:48:03+00:00June 17th, 2019|

DISCLAIMER: Northpoint Recovery is a 12-step abstinence-based program. We unequivocally do NOT recommend the use of ANY addictive or mind-altering substances, including marijuana. At the same time, we realize that marijuana is easily available to many people in America. Therefore, we are providing the following public safety information. As more states make medicinal and recreational marijuana legal, it is important to fully understand what potential drug interactions and side effects may occur when weed is used in combination with other common substances – alcohol, prescription medications, and illicit drugs, for example. This can be [...]

20 Signs That You Are Abusing Ativan

By |2019-07-25T20:49:39+00:00June 17th, 2019|

The recent suicide of musician Chris Cornell and the speculation about the prominent role that Ativan seems to have played has people asking questions about this popular antianxiety medication. Is Ativan REALLY safe? How do you know when someone is abusing Ativan? What do I do if I have an Ativan prescription? These are valid concerns. After all, Cornell had a legitimate prescription. But he also had an extensive history of drug and alcohol abuse. This means that there was a fine line between treating his anxiety disorder and safely managing his substance abuse [...]

Is Addiction a Disease or a Choice?

By |2019-07-12T22:34:47+00:00June 16th, 2019|

Is drug addiction a choice or a disease? This is the question that keeps coming up in the addiction treatment community. Patients will often take one side or the other. Experts will debate the validity of addiction as a disease. Maybe you’ve even wondered the answer to this one yourself. It’s best, to begin with learning what addiction is. At that point, the answer to the question, is addiction a disease or choice? becomes much more clear. What is Addiction? An addiction is something that occurs when someone ingests a substance or engages in an activity repeatedly. [...]

How Common Are Addiction and Alcoholism in the US?

By |2019-10-09T17:06:20+00:00June 16th, 2019|

“Drug use is on the rise in this country and 23.5 million Americans are addicted to alcohol and drugs. That’s approximately 1 in every 10 Americans over the age of 12 – roughly equal to the ENTIRE POPULATION OF TEXAS.” ~ Dr. Kima Joy Taylor, director of the Closing the Addiction Treatment Gap Initiative One of the common feelings caused by the disease of addiction is an overpowering sense of loneliness. The alcoholic/addict, their friends, and their family all suffer under the mistaken belief that they are alone in their fight. Nothing could be [...]

Quiz: Are You an Enabler?

By |2019-10-08T22:50:34+00:00June 7th, 2019|

“Enabling feels good, though! It makes us feel like we are helping and doing something good and positive in our family member’s life! It gives us a false sense of control…Our “helping” has only back-fired and prevented our family member from realizing they have a problem.” ~Carol Ann Gillespie and Karen Little, Friends and Family of Addiction: A Survival Manual When you care about someone with a substance abuse problem – alcoholism or drug addiction – it is only natural that you want to help them and keep them safe. After all, isn’t that what [...]

Our Future in Danger: Children and Opioid Poisoning

By |2019-10-09T21:22:20+00:00June 7th, 2019|

The opioid epidemic that has broken out in the United States in the last several decades has recently taken a turn for the worse; opioid poisoning is now affecting increasing numbers of children and youth. According to a recent study from the JAMA Network, pediatric hospitalizations for opioid poisonings increased by nearly two hundred percent from 1997 to 2012. In other words, children and youth became nearly twice as likely to be hospitalized for an overdose from opioid medication. Clearly, there is a rising problem in children and opioid poisoning, but how does this relate [...]

Helping Families: Breaking Free from Codependency

By |2019-07-24T16:50:54+00:00June 6th, 2019|

“It’s amazing how many people still don’t understand codependency, even when it is consuming them and those they love. The need to fix others is always easier than accepting we are codependent and need help.” ~Jeanette E. Menter, Christian Lay Counselor and author of You’re Not Crazy—You’re Codependent: What Everyone Affected by Addiction, Abuse, Trauma, or Toxic Shame Needs to Know In relationships that are healthy, both partners comfortably and confidently rely on each other for help, understanding, and support. The relationship brings something positive to both people’s lives. Interdependency is a GOOD thing. [...]

7 Signs That Your Family Member Is Struggling with Addiction

By |2019-10-08T22:49:15+00:00June 6th, 2019|

“Does this mean that families have no role to play in the miraculous process of recovery? On the contrary…Studies have shown time and again that addicts who feel connected to a family that supports the recovery (even if that family is just one person) have a better chance of staying clean then those who believe that no one cares.” ~Beverly Conyers, Addict in the Family: Stories of Loss, Hope, and Recovery It’s not always easy to tell when a loved one is suffering from a substance abuse disorder, whether it is an addiction to alcohol, [...]

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