Is Flakka More Addictive than Methamphetamine

Is Flakka More Addictive than Methamphetamine?

What is Flakka? Flakka has become increasingly popular in recent years. When it comes to Flakka vs. meth, both designer drugs are usually produced in concealed locations and are often homemade. They are usually created by mixing over-the-counter materials with drugs that come from a plant. Therefore, it’s nearly impossible to determine what designer drugs…

Does Childhood Trauma Lead to Addiction?

For years, doctors have looked for connections between childhood trauma and substance abuse. It is not uncommon for those dealing with mental health disorders to self-medicate with drugs or alcohol. People dealing with depression or anxiety may abuse substances in an attempt to forget about their struggles. This trauma is often the first step to…

couple deals with the signs of co-dependency

Signs of Codependency

Codependency can be a complicated component of addiction. Though it can happen in relationships where addiction is not present, it is quite common for one person to have an addiction and another person to try to help them. Codependency occurs when one person with an addiction relies on the other partner to have their needs…

Alcoholism among trauma workers

Alcoholism Among Trauma Workers: Is PTSD to Blame?

PTSD Can Lead to Alcoholism Among Trauma Workers Trauma workers expose themselves to horrifying disasters regularly, and more than 50 percent develop varying degrees of post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. This condition often leads to drug or alcohol abuse. Fortunately, there are healthy ways to deal with PTSD. Psychotherapy and counseling can help victims understand…

raint days can affect substance abuse

How the Seasons Affect Substance Abuse

The seasons can affect many of the things a person does, but it also impacts the way people interact with each other and feel emotionally. Though many do not recognize the potential risks, conditions such as seasonal affective disorder (SAD) can play a role in your need for help. With substance abuse, the sooner you…

a pile of pills illustrating the most addictive drugs

What Are the Most Addictive Drugs?

There are a lot of drugs in circulation around the world, both legal and illicit. It is important to be aware of the drugs that are prescribed by a medical professional and which are illegal. Whether you are using drugs or researching, you may wonder just how addictive a drug is. What are the most…

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Difference Between Physical Dependence Vs. Addiction

Substance abuse affects the lives millions of Americans every year. Many people are diagnosed with a substance abuse problem but are unaware of what they truly mean. Is there a difference between physical dependence vs. addiction? It is very common for people to say someone is addicted to a drug. Physical dependence and addiction can…

a depressed woman self medicating with alcohol

Dangers of Self-Medicating with Alcohol

Depression and anxiety are some of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. Many of those struggling with a mental health disorder find themselves self-medicating with alcohol. Alcohol seems like a safe way to take a break from the stress of the day. What’s wrong with having a drink after a long…

a needle on top of a pile of opiate drugs

Top 5 Abused Opiate Drugs [Infographic]

Opiate drugs claim the lives of thousands of Americans every day. In recent years, more and more doctors have prescribed prescription opiates for patients dealing with their pain. With the countless prescriptions written, millions have developed addictions to those drugs, forcing them to seek out treatment centers. Addiction does not have to last forever. If…