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How to Plan an Intervention

How to Plan an Intervention

When someone is wrapped up in their addiction or alcoholism, they’re having a hard time recognizing the severity of their problem. Objectivity does not come easy to the drug addict or alcoholic.  Your loved one can’t get sober until they realize they have a problem, and there are usually two ways to recognize the problem – rock bottom or an…

The Chemical Controls of Opioid Addiction

The Chemical Controls of Opioid Addiction

Anyone who is addicted to opioids agrees that these drugs are incredibly manipulative. While these drugs are usually prescribed to treat short-term pain, such as following surgery, users can quickly become addicts. There are physical and mental controls of addiction, and even the mental controls are actually chemical manipulations within the brain. When someone is living with opioid addiction, their…

How to Support a Loved One Undergoing Meth Detox

How to Support a Loved One Undergoing Meth Detox

Methamphetamine is as a stimulant that’s also known as meth or crystal meth. Users choose meth because of the high it produces. This central nervous stimulant is incredibly manipulative on a chemical level, flooding the brain’s reward receptors with dopamine, creating an intense rush of happiness that’s generally short-lived [1]. People quickly become addicted to meth, and getting sober requires…

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