Who are you? If you are addicted to drugs, you may not really know how to answer that question. Even when you are newly sober, you may not entirely be sure. Drug treatment helps you awaken your personality, character, spirituality, and more. But let’s take a look at how a person’s identity can be lost…

LSD is a psychedelic drug that is one of the most potent mood-changing chemicals available. This drug is sold in the following forms: Tablet Capsule Liquid Blotter paper Although LSD most commonly is ingested, it can also be sniffed and injected.1 LSD is a semi-synthetic drug made from a fungus called ergot, which is found…

Genes play a vital role in the development of any addiction, but they are not the only factor. To differing degrees, genes work in concert with outside factors to influence a person’s response to substances along with his behavior. How Genes Influence Disease Development The human body contains an estimated 20,000 to 21,000 genes.[1] The genetic…

One of the most stunning things about recovery is the similarities between your story of addiction and that of the next addict. Heroin addiction, especially, seems to provide its captives with a gut wrenching path from which few escape. Though the details—location, names, amounts, dates—change with each story, one thread remains the same: heroin addiction…

The cost of drug and alcohol rehab can be high, and if you opt for a high-end addiction treatment center to ensure that you have access to everything you need during your recovery, you can end up with a hefty bill. Health insurance may cover part of the costs, and you can always get financing…

It’s commonly assumed that people who take opioids do so because they like the boost of pleasure these drugs can bring about. It’s a reasonable idea, but it’s a little simplistic. In fact, it might not even be accurate, as research suggests that opioids cause changes in brain chemistry, and it’s these changes that can…

By Thomas Tjornehoj “By my first year in high school, I had graduated to … ketamine … to get me out of my own head,” recalls Meagan F. in her HeroesinRecovery.com story. “To make all my racing thoughts, all my negative built up emotions to subside or at least relax for a little while ……

Whether it’s your decidedly adventurous spirit, a seemingly constant chocolate craving or your unique shade of blue-green eyes, it’s no secret that so many of your traits can be traced back directly to your family roots. Of course, not all genetic markers necessarily work out in someone’s favor. For instance, did you know that more…

The holidays are a time to celebrate with friends, family and loved ones. They have also become a time to consume alcohol. People drink a few pints on St. Patrick’s Day, tequila shots on Cinco de Mayo (tequila sales double on that day1), hard cider for Halloween and champagne on New Year’s Eve. Many…