It’s not easy. The anger. The sadness. The flashbacks and the triggers. It’s rough. It hurts in ways you didn’t even realize could until they did. It’s not just a bad dream that invades your sleep; it’s a living, daily nightmare. Some days are better than others, but there are always those days, the … [Read more...] about Managing PTSD without Drinking Alcohol
We’ve talked about the national addiction epidemic the United States faces. It’s a multifaceted epidemic that includes prescription drug abuse, illicit drug abuse, and even over-the-counter drug abuse. While this alone is a major challenge to overcome, it’s laced with what the National Institute on … [Read more...] about HIV And Addiction
Is addiction in the head or is it an inescapable condition of the body? Experts have raved about this question for years with no definitive, all-encompassing answer. There is merit to both opinions. Addiction to a substance causes chemical imbalances that physically change the brain, much like other … [Read more...] about Addiction: Disease or Choice?
The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) conducted a survey reported on in 2012. The data collected showed that 10 percent of U.S. adults were in recovery from substance abuse or addiction, and more than 23 million once had a drug or alcohol problem, but they … [Read more...] about Do All Addicts Relapse?