When recovering from a substance use disorder, there are triggers hiding behind every corner--scents, sounds, locations, people, holidays, and perhaps even your own cell phone. Research about whether social media or the Internet are a type of behavioral addiction provides mixed results. Social … [Read more...] about Can Social Media Harm an Addict’s Recovery Process?
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It’s important to start talking to your son about marijuana and alcohol early--perhaps even earlier than you think. One survey of underage individuals admitted for drug and alcohol treatment found that fourteen percent had started using cannabis before age 13. Studies have found that boys generally … [Read more...] about Empowering Boys: What Your Son Needs To Know About Marijuana
What is a trigger for heroin use disorder? Like the trigger of a gun, a trigger for an addict is the event or emotion that drives you toward your addiction--like cause and effect. The trigger or cause creates a craving in the addict, prompting the effect of using their substance. One of the … [Read more...] about 10 Common and Uncommon Triggers For Former Heroin Users To Avoid
What is a trigger for alcohol use disorder (AUD)? Think of a trigger in terms of cause and effect. When operating a gun, pulling the trigger is the cause, and the gun firing is the effect. Alcohol use disorder (AUD), colloquially known as alcoholism, can operate by the same rules. There is … [Read more...] about 10 Common and Uncommon Triggers for Former Alcoholics To Avoid