Though we tend to perceive every type of drug consumption as the same, it’s important to establish some differences between drug addiction and drug abuse. Learning to distinguish them, attributing a name and a meaning to each type of consumption will help us understand and identify if you or a loved one is suffering from either drug abuse or drug addiction.
What typically started as a casual picture-taking trend of oneself now might have earned the title of ‘narcissism’ or ‘mental disorder’, at least in the eyes of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and numerous others.
Mindfulness is described as “the psychological process of bringing one’s attention to the internal experiences occurring in the present moment.” This article will tell you about the 4 ways in which mindful meditation enhanced my addiction recovery, how it complemented the treatment I received in rehab as well as the ongoing treatment that I still receive to this day.
From brain chemistry to social behavior, addiction covers a wide range of topics. Here are 4 essential things to understand about drug and alcohol addiction.
Marriage is a commitment – a promise to be there for your spouse through thick and thin, the good times and the bad. But being married to an addict can put even the strongest relationship to the test. Here are 8 things to keep in mind if your spouse suffers from addiction.
Social drinking has become so common that each day we may be getting closer to alcohol dependency without noticing. We’re also hurting our bodies in more ways than we realize. So, should we give ourselves a break? Enter and see how healthier can you be if you quit alcohol for 30 days (at least).
It stands to reason that there will be a percentage of people who suffer a relapse after going through rehab, as an addiction is always going to prove hard to finally conquer, so understanding that it might take several attempts to quit for good, will help you to drop the guilt.
Addiction is a vicious cycle. Once you are trapped, you will struggle to escape. It does not help that as human beings we are creatures of habit, repeating learned behaviour, often to our detriment, only because we are familiar with it. Familiarity can be comforting. And yet, it can be crippling.
From the beginning, Jake’s drinking was dangerous, as it always resulted in vomiting or blacking out. But for him it was fun, free, liberating, and even gave him a sense of purpose in life.
If you have a loved one in rehab, you may be wondering what you can send to them in a care package that will demonstrate your love and support. Sending a package to someone in rehab is very different than sending a package to a distant relative or a child away at summer camp.