Category: meth addiction
When new residents enter rehab at Hawaiian Island Recovery (HIR), they often have questions about what life will look like during their stay and how their habits will change throughout the program. One common question we hear residents ask is, "What will I eat while I'm at HIR?"
You may not know this, but what you eat during your recovery can have a huge impact on your success.
When the US economy tanked a few years ago, a consequence that was not talked about was the alarming number of previously successful men and women who not only suffered severe financial losses, but who turned to drugs, alcohol and pain meds to alleviate their fears, anxiety and frustration.
When young people start using club drugs to boost the fun, the next “rave” may change their lives forever.
Club drugs are a broadly-defined collection of well-known party favorites, like Ecstasy, to some concoction some high school chemistry genius cooked up at home. That’s one big part of the club drug problem. You don’t know what you’re actually taking.
In a scholarly study, entitled The Genetics of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse by M.A. Enoch, 861 pairs of identical twins and 651 fraternal (non-identical) twins were studied and it was discovered that there is, indeed, a relationship between your family history (genetics) and a strong predisposition to alcohol addiction.
If you’re asking the question “when should I get help” you already know the answer. If you’re asking “when” the answer is now. Bad Habit or Addiction?
It’s not always easy to tell the difference between a bad habit and an addiction. Both are voluntary behaviors. Both provide some satisfaction or pleasure. Both are part of our routines. And, both are activities that we don’t want to stop.
By all accounts, California native Ken Caminiti was a determined, generous guy, a skilled third baseman, and major home run hitter. During his 15 years as a pro baseball player, Caminiti played with the Houston Astros, Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres and Atlanta Braves. He was a National League MVP in 1996 and participated in All-Star games in 1994 1996 and 1997.
If your loved one is one of the 52 million people abusing prescription drugs like methadone, you better check out how it is to live with a methadone addict. Learn how to prepare for a roller coaster life ahead with a methadone user and how to survive the ordeals of addiction.
It is no secret that substance and alcohol abuse are at epidemic proportions. At a certain point, the abuser is aware that they have a real problem and could use some help. Those who procrastinate in getting help usually sink deeper into the abuser’s spiral of heavier abuse. Many of these people are reluctant to ask for help because they are embarrassed, and mistakenly think that if they ask for help that they are showing weakness.
Learn whether being addicted to triathlons and ultra-marathons can help you overcome your addiction to alcohol and drugs. Find out what former addicts say about replacing addiction with “healthy addiction” like athletics and see if you can apply this to yourself.