How to Tell if Someone is Sniffing Coke

How to Tell if Someone is Sniffing Coke

Maybe a friend or colleague has suddenly become a ball of blazing energy.  She may seem to be accelerating through the days, moving at the speed of light with bursts of euphoria and excitement punctuating her movements.  Wow, either she has been drinking too much coffee, you think, or maybe she has employed a little […]

how to find a rehab facility

How to Find a Rehab Facility

Hooray! You have made the important decision to turn your life around by getting help to break free from a drug or alcohol addiction. Perhaps you have suffered enough of the negative consequences attributable to the addiction, or maybe you can see the writing on the wall and are proactively seeking help. The only thing […]

How long does it take to detox from xanax

How Long Does it Take to Detox From Xanax?

When most people get a prescription for Xanax (alprazolam) it is because they are typically going through a difficult period emotionally and need some help managing the excessive stress or anxiety.  The problem with Xanax is that even taking the drug as prescribed can lead to addiction in short order.  Why?  Because tolerance to the […]

gambling addiction hotline

Gambling Addiction Hotline for Rehab

When we think of the word “gambling” the image of red and black roulette wheel with a little ball whirling around might come to mind. But these days, there are many varieties of gambling available outside of the typical casino environment. There are lotto scratchers, office football pools, and, of course, the stock market. There […]

potpourri drug addiction

The Dangers of Potpourri Drug Addiction (K2 or Spice)

It may be hard to image that products named “Mr. Happy” or “Scooby Snax” might actually be deadly.  But the brightly packaged “potpourri” that is commonly sold in convenience stores across the country, abused by youth seeking a cheap and accessible high, can absolutely be exactly that, deadly. Potpourri drug addiction, also known as Spice […]

is bipolar disorder a disability

Is Bipolar Disorder a Disability

Bipolar disorder, also referred to as manic-depression, is one of the more severe mental health disorders experienced, impacting over 6 million adult Americans, or 2.8% of the U.S. population.  Although the disorder is expressed in various degrees and with differing features, bipolar disorder generally involves extreme mood swings that can keep the individual completely off-balance.  […]

Compulsive Hoarding

Compulsive Hoarding Signs and Treatment

The Hoard is Real! Human beings are creatures of habit, but when habits become compulsions, disorders like obsessive compulsive hoarding can take hold. This obsession with things and collecting things takes many forms, so, when this habit interferes with daily function, the habit becomes part of the horde. The horde operates with no consideration for […]

Mental Breakdown Symptoms

Mental Breakdown Symptoms and Recovery

Forget those old Hollywood depictions of someone being trotted off to the “looney bin” tightly wrapped in a straight jacket and shot up with some heavy sedative to turn them into drooling vegetables within seconds.  Come on.  In real life—and one never knows when a total mental meltdown could befall any of us so it […]

Advil PM Addiction

Is There Help for Advil PM Addiction?

If you take a look at your local drugstore’s shelf you can’t help but notice the ever-increasing real estate provided to showcase the many over-the-counter sleep aids.  Not long ago, only one label, Unisom, sat alone on the shelf adjacent to the analgesics.  No longer alone, Unisom is now flanked on either side, above and […]

Abusing Whip Its

Abusing Whip Its and How it Can Lead to Death

You know that canister of whipped cream in the fridge? Well, that is a health risk—not the whipped cream itself (unless you are watching your calories), of course, but it is the nitrous oxide booster that turns the contents into whipped cream that can cause serious harm to a young person hell bent on experiencing […]