Is Marijuana a Gateway Drug?

For years, societies around the world have demonized marijuana. It’s been called a gateway drug. But as of late, we’ve seen Canada and many states in the United States legalize marijuana. It might make you wonder, is marijuana a gateway drug? Or have recent events changed that? Your child has grown up in a time…

The Telltale Signs of Codependency

Have you or someone you love been displaying signs of codependency? Codependency is something many people have, but they don’t realize it. Additionally, for some, codependency can take over their life to the point of not being able to function normally. Codependency can develop in many forms, but the result is the same. Unfortunately, you don’t realize how…

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Healthy Coping Mechanisms to Aid Addiction Recovery

Addiction is a disease of the brain that most people in the United States struggle with. Some people turn to use drugs or alcohol as coping mechanisms for issues such as physical ailments, difficult emotions, and stress. Alcohol and drugs provide temporary respite from everyday life and reality. They reduce anxiety and inhibitions and enhance…