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Substance Addiction – Is It Time For An Intervention?

Substance addiction or abuse can be very tough on loved ones, particularly the family members who reside with the individual concerned who will only ever want what is best. They may try many ways in which to help the person with the addiction and in some cases this has proven to be successful. Unfortunately, however, this is not the case for every situation and it can be difficult for a …Read More

The Negative Effects Of Addiction On Family

One of the reasons that individuals choose to remain addicts is because of their inability to see the negative effects their actions have on their loved ones. While in the throes of addiction they can only see their immediate needs and wants they are compelled by the drug to push for regardless of who is in their way. It is only after they have gone through detox and are in …Read More

Addiction In The United States – Signs And Symptoms To Look Out For

For many people in the U.S., serious drug addiction isn’t an issue. They are able to use drugs and alcohol in a recreational way without ever experiencing an addiction. However, others find themselves immersed in an addiction, which then becomes a life long battle. Contrary to popular belief, addiction is a disease of the brain and not a battle of willpower and currently over 23 million Americans are suffering with …Read More

Study Finds 1 In 6 Unemployed Adults In The United States Suffer From Alcohol Addiction

A recent study was conducted by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health that found that about 1 in every 5 unemployed adults within the United States actually struggle with alcohol addiction. This finding is so surprising because it is double the national average of working Americans which means that it is statistically significant enough to warrant attention from the medical community. Self Report Survey This survey is taken …Read More

Getting Clean In New Jersey: The Difficulties Faced By Heroin And Opiate Users

It’s Harder Than Ever To Find Treatment in New Jersey, But Sober Freedom Can Help – Get Help Now. Heroin and Opiate use seems to be on the rise in the state of New Jersey, which means that effective programs need to be put in place to combat this rising problem. The issue, however, is that the state seems unable to effectively cope with the demands of this epidemic, which …Read More

The Psychology Of Addiction And The Factors That Affect It

A lot of people wonder what “makes” a person get addicted to substances. Although there is no clear cut answer to this, psychologists have devised the biopsychosocial model, which explains why certain people are more or less likely to become addicted. The biopsychosocial model comprises of three specific factors, which are biological, psychological and social. It is the synergy and interplay between these three factors, which is unique for each …Read More

Drug Abuse Can Affect Anyone From Any Lifestyle

Many people believe that the only ones who fall victim to drug abuse are people from broken homes that have led hard lives or live in poverty. The truth is that anyone can become a victim of drug abuse and at any time. There are many stories of people who were very successful in life who have fallen into drug use. Many who are addicted to substances have Bachelor’s degrees, …Read More

The Link Between Substance Abuse And Suicide

True Stories of Addiction: Daniel Daniel’s true story shows that families with addiction problems heavily influence the behaviors of others within the family. Daniel grew up living a normal life but alcohol abuse led him to suicidal thoughts and actions. Luckily, Daniel made the choice to reach out for help. He’s been sober now for almost 4 years and Daniel is an example that sobriety is possible, deserved and achievable. …Read More

What Is Drug And Alcohol Dependency?

Drug dependency may mean different things to different people. Essentially someone is considered to be dependent on drugs or alcohol when they can no longer maintain their normal social relationships. There are three distinct terms that are used to define substance abuse situations and dependency is just one of those terms. Substance abuse is the term that is often used to describe a pattern of drug or alcohol use that …Read More