Drug and Alcohol Addiction Blog

Helping an Addict in Denial

Helping an Addict in Denial

Living in denial is typical for some people suffering from drug addiction. Admitting addiction is difficult for most people with a drug problem. Addiction denial can cause tension between an addict and a loved one who confronts them regarding their drug problem. There...
Eating Disorders and Addiction

Eating Disorders and Addiction

When you think of eating disorders and drug addiction, you may think they are unrelated. However, if you take a more in-depth look at the two types of addictions, you will find that they are linked. It is said that approximately 30-50 percent of those who have bulimia...
Drug Withdrawal

Drug Withdrawal

Substance abuse affects many Americans, to the degree drug addiction is a national epidemic. Drug and alcohol dependency change the life of not only the addict but can also affect family and friends. Some contend it is a matter of mere willpower, that the addict...
Hidden Drug Use

Hidden Drug Use

Have you noticed a friend or loved one is acting a little “off”? That they are drinking more often than usual? Running out of their prescription medications sooner than they should? Many people experience addiction and substance abuse. It is common for such...
Signs of Drug Addiction

Signs of Drug Addiction

The beginning signs of drug addiction or abuse can be hard to notice since drugs affect people differently. Drug addiction can alter a person’s thinking and their physical and mental health. Abuse of, or being addicted to, illegal drugs or prescription medications can...
Drug Overdose Symptoms

Drug Overdose Symptoms

Typically, an overdose is not intentional, and happens by accident. Consuming more than the recommended dosage of a prescription medication or over-the-counter drug can increase a person’s tolerance level and the chance of an overdose. You should treat any overdose...