Category: Lifestyle

Articles about how lifestyles and lifestyle changes can shape your recovery.

Is Legalization of All Drugs the Answer to Drug Epidemics?

The debate on whether or not drugs should be legal has been going on for over a century. If we look back 150 years ago, we can see that the Opium Wars crippled China for many decades. Some argue that there are still parts of China that haven’t even recovered from the epidemic. We can […]

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How Does Drug Use Affect the Environment? - Amazon Fires & Cocaine

When you think of illegal drugs, the environment may not be the first thought in your mind. Contrary to what most people may believe, illegal drug use does harm the environment in multiple ways. Cocaine is one of the most serious offenders in the drug world. Before we get into the actual process by which […]

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How to Spot Drug Seeking Behaviors: Warning Signs of Substance Abuse

Drug addiction often involves many different substances and is certainly not limited to only illegal drugs. Drug seeking behaviors can be developed from a legally-obtained prescription from a doctor, this happens quite often. One of the leading causes of drug addiction in the United States is the over-prescription of pain-blocking narcotics. These painkillers are quite […]

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What Illicit Drugs Cause Red Eyes? Signs of Substance Abuse

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH), the number of Americans using illicit drugs is on the rise. According to a study conducted in 2013, an estimated 24.6 million Americans (9.4% of the population) over the age of 11 had used an illegal drug in the past month. A similar study was conducted […]

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Can Drugs Make You Permanently Crazy?

Society seems to be focusing more and more on instant gratification; however, a quick fix tends to come with long term consequences. With the stresses of life weighing down on people, some tend to turn to drugs - not understanding the long-term mental effects that come with them. This article will help to shed some […]

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What Do Drugs Do to The Heart? 5 Dangerous Drugs

Drugs are an increasingly prevalent topic in today’s world, and for a good reason. It seems like just about everyone knows someone who has fallen into the addiction of drug abuse.

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Addressing Mental Health Issues in Addiction Treatment

Addiction and mental health issues are deeply connected to the human brain. Roughly one in five adults in the United States was living with some form of mental illness, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. According to NIMH estimates in 2017, there were 46.6 million Americans living with at least one type of […]

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