Dangers of Alcohol Withdrawal

Because it is legal, easily purchased, and a major part of most social events, alcohol is a substance that can be easily abused or lead to dependency. There are several ways an individual can develop an alcohol use disorder or addiction, from regular consumption to binge drinking. Whatever the case, alcohol use can have a…

Is Heroin Considered to Be a Narcotic

  Is Heroin a Narcotic by Definition? A narcotic is a drug that in moderate doses dulls the senses, relieves pain, or induces deep sleep. But narcotics, when misused, can cause a stupor, coma, or convulsions. Another aspect of narcotics is that they are physiologically addictive. This means that upon use, an individual’s brain chemistry…

The Importance of Nutrition in Addiction Recovery

Proper nutrition is often overlooked in discussions about substance abuse recovery. The focus tends to be on detoxification, therapy, support groups, etc. While all of those things are crucial to recovery, true health cannot be achieved without nutritional balance. Chronic substance use depletes valuable nutrients that optimize our body’s ability to function properly. It also…

The Connection Between ADHD and Addiction

More than 6 million U.S. children from ages 2 to 17 are currently diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC also estimates that two-thirds of these children (64 percent) also have other co-occurring mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders (1). According to the National…

Detox Symptoms

Addressing the abuse of drugs or alcohol is rarely a simple matter. In fact, it’s often an urgent, potentially life-threatening issue, as substance abuse causes problems at work, in the home, at school, and with your health. The first step in  a Florida Addiction Treatment Program usually involves detox. But Detox Programs are critical in getting…