There is much evidence to suggest that personality disorders and substance abuse are interconnected, though it can often be challenging to discern which condition came first. Substance use disorders and personality disorders Plenty of research has shown a strong correlation between substance … Read more about Addressing Personality Disorders and Co-occurring Substance Abuse
by Renee W. Although I’ve had a handful of relapses, one will be cemented into my memory forever. Around three and a half years of sobriety, the restlessness began. I couldn’t sit, I couldn’t just be, I couldn’t concentrate. Then, the thoughts. The ones I never shared with anyone until way … Read more about Life After Relapse: How to Start Over…Again
Although certain medications commonly used to combat the symptoms of mental health conditions such as anxiety, panic disorder and depression can be extremely effective, it can often be a double edge sword. While it’s true that medication can help to relieve the unpleasant feelings that … Read more about Xanax Addiction and Abuse: The side effects and how to get help
In 2017, 19.7 million American people aged 12 years and older battled a substance use disorder, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. In the same year in Spain, there were 68,297 high-risk opioid users. Drug abuse is a global, ever-growing problem in modern-day … Read more about The 10 Most Common Signs of Drug Addiction
Christmas is over and the new year has begun, but for many of us this period of New Year resolutions, hope and positivity can in fact be one of the bleakest and most desolate times of the year. Many of us have overspent in order to deliver the Christmas that our friends and family were expecting. … Read more about Here come those winter blues…
Addiction often sounds like a dirty word that polite society applies to down-and-outs who are living rough. Actually, addiction does not discriminate. Addiction is the act of medicating pain, which can be physical or emotional. Addiction is symptomatic of many things that prompt us to ‘use’ whatever … Read more about Understanding Addiction
According to recent figures, up to one in six doctors will have been addicted to drink or drugs – or both – at some point during their medical careers, which makes you wonder – these highly paid carers may have your life in their not so steady hands! What’s more, a survey compiled from hospital … Read more about Why are so many doctors addicted to drink or drugs?
One in three adults in England and Wales have used illicit drugs in their lifetime, according to a study by the British Crime Survey. In fact, deaths related to drug misuse are at their highest since comparable records began in 1993. But over the years, the landscape of drug use has changed. The … Read more about 7 Drugs for 7 decades