Is Imodium Addiction Possible?

Imodium Addiction

If you heard someone talk about Imodium addiction, you may be somewhat surprised. You may even be incredulous if someone suggested that you were addicted to this seemingly simple drug that’s in your medicine cabinet. Imodium, or loperamide in its generic form, is a common over-the-counter medication that is used to treat both acute and […]

How to Maintain Long-Term Sobriety

Long-Term Sobriety

People who are at the start of the addiction recovery process often assume that once they detox and undergo treatment, they’ll be cured. However, they soon learn that sobriety is a life-long process and recovery can be difficult over the long-term. Sometimes, even after remaining sober for years, addicts can relapse. Triggers include major life […]

What Are Designer Drugs?

Designer Drugs

If you or someone you know are struggling with drug addiction, look into addiction treatment programs near you. You’ve probably heard the term designer drugs but you may not be entirely sure what they are. The term ‘designer drugs’ was first used in the 1980s and at that time, it referred to synthetic drugs made […]

Can You Get Addicted to Heroin After Trying It Once?

Addicted to Heroin

Heroin addiction and opioid addiction in general have been in the news a lot in recent years. However, heroin addiction is still not fully understood. People assume that only regular users of the drug can become addicted to heroin. However, it is quite possible to develop a heroin addiction after just one use. To understand […]

The Five Stages of Alcohol Addiction

Five Stages of Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction occurs for several reasons. Individuals can be motivated by a variety of emotions, situations, and traumas. What is certain is that no one chooses to become an alcoholic. Furthermore, the disease progresses over time so one doesn’t suddenly become an alcoholic. Each person’s journey to addiction will be unique to them. However, even […]

How Is Substance Abuse Linked to HIV/AIDS?

Substance Abuse

Substance abuse disorders lead to a wide range of physical and mental health issues. However, the average person may not consider the relationship between drug use and sexually transmitted diseases like HIV/AIDS. The problematic use of alcohol, cocaine, methamphetamine or opioids is closely linked to the likelihood of developing HIV/AIDS. People who share needles, syringes […]

How Can I Tell if My Loved One is Using Meth?

Loved One is Using Meth

Methamphetamine is an illegal and highly addictive drug that can have a particularly negative impact on an individual’s life. It is a central nervous system stimulant also known as ice, speed, blue or crystal. It is a white, odorless, bitter powder. People take it by smoking, snorting, swallowing a pill or injecting the powder after […]

How Social Media Can Influence Teen Drug Use

Teenage Drug Use

Young people have been experimenting with drugs and alcohol for generations. However, each generation faces unique challenges. Today, social media plays a big role when it comes to teenage drug use. Teens are especially vulnerable to things they see on Snapchat, Instagram, and more recently, TikTok. Not only can they see what their friends are […]