Reason suggests the more widely and socially acceptable a behavior becomes — even something illegal in most states — the more likely those who adapt the behavior are to think said behavior is harmless. Certainly those who use marijuana recreationally are inclined to hold to that opinion. But according to a recent study by researchers…

Today, most of life’s activities revolve around technology. Social media is the new norm of communication; and for most, completing vital daily tasks without Smartphone’s or laptops is impossible. The majority of people have some type of social media account. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are the way everyday people interact with the world. According to…

The reason so many people battling addiction don’t end up getting help is because they are often misunderstood, sometimes even by their primary care physicians. Certain myths about addiction have been propagated for well over a century despite loads of scientific evidence that dispelled these false ideas years ago. Here are six such myths and…

Relapse can happen to anyone trying to maintain a sober life. Sometimes the triggers can come from problems beyond your control. Whatever the reason for your relapse, you need to know how to get back on track. Take the following tips with you as you step back into sobriety. Stay Sober For The Next 24…

By Martha McLaughlin The human brain is a marvelously complex organ with areas that specialize in different tasks. As brain science develops, researchers are beginning to more fully understand how substance abuse and addiction affect it. These changes can be observed in many regions of the brain, including the prefrontal cortex, the nucleus accumbens and…

Becoming a parent is one of the biggest commitments a person can make. What could be powerful enough to make a parent neglect and abuse their children? Methamphetamine can. It makes not only the user’s life a mess, it also separates children from their parents in many cases. The foster care system is busy with…

LSD is illegal in most areas of the world because of its harmful effects. This psychedelic drug can cause such grand delusions and horrific hallucinations that it may create a harmful – possibly even deadly – situation for both the user and anyone near them. Nonetheless, LSD abuse continues around the world. About 230 million…

A hidden addiction is a challenge for both individuals and families. Addiction can cause behaviors such as continuous denial, pushing family and friends away, and acting in ways that can damage relationships, goals and character. These behaviors result in emotional stress and frustration for everyone involved. But in many cases, the denial that fuels secrecy…