Did You Know Middle-Aged Women Use the Most Opioids in America?
For a long time, people have assumed those most at risk of drug abuse were young teens, especially in urban areas. But prescription narcotics have ushered in a new and frightening era of substance use disorder with powerful opioids, so this may not be the case. A new report has shown that middle-aged women are . . . . Continue Reading
5 Ways I Overcame My Social Anxiety
From a young age, I had severe social anxiety. In kindergarten, I spoke maybe two sentences, not including, of course, the daily “Here!” that I murmured when my teachers read the attendance list. Social anxiety disorder, also known as social phobia, is when a person has an excessive and unreasonable fear of social situations. A . . . . Continue Reading
What Counts as A Relapse?
What do you mean ‘relapse’? Are medications a relapse? Is drinking a relapse for an drug addict? Questions pop up once in a while and opinions may vary on the terms of what is a relapse versus what people think are acceptable forms of substances that should not qualify as a drug or constitute a . . . . Continue Reading
Does it Matter Why Someone Goes to Rehab?
In my opinion, the answer to this question is a simple ‘no’…it really doesn’t matter why someone goes to rehab. But I’ll explain further in the content below. First, I’d like to share a bit of my own story, being that I was once an actively using drug addict and I went to rehab as . . . . Continue Reading
Big Pharma and the Rise of ADHD
You always hear your grandparents talking about how “back in their day, when a kid had ADHD he was just considered hyper,” now-a-days that isn’t the case at all. When a child or any one has ADHD it is very common practice to start them on medication. Big Pharma is the nickname given to the . . . . Continue Reading
5 ways to deal with chronic pain without medication
We hear it all the time, “I really need to be taking this medication,” or “I have so much pain and actually need this,” and “The doctor prescribed it so it should be okay.” It’s a constant battle for people in recovery, live with the pain or take the medication and not be sober? What . . . . Continue Reading