A disturbing trend in recent years, bath salts drug abuse is especially popular among teens and young adults. Learn why this drug is dangerous as well as signs of bath salts abuse.
By Michael Desjardins, APRN PMHNP-BC, Psychiatric Supervisor
Loving someone in recovery is difficult. While you feel relieved that they’re sober, the fear of relapse may always be in the back of your mind. You wonder if they’ll revert to old, destructive patterns. You worry about whom they spend their time with and whether they’ll slip up if they attend that concert or go to that party. You may feel uneasy bringing up these concerns for fear of alienating or triggering them.
Hydrocodone is a powerful opioid prescribed to relieve severe pain. It’s also a widely abused drug, playing one of the leading roles in the nearly 165,000 deaths from opioid medication overdoses since 2000.
While effective to treat pain if used as prescribed, similar to opiates, muscle relaxers have gained a reputation as a dangerous drug of abuse on the prescription painkiller playing field.
Everyone has regrets, but people in recovery have the added burden of facing the things they did when they were lost to active addiction.
From alcoholic hepatitis to liver cancer, the health risks associated with alcoholism are quite serious. Alcohol addiction damages your body, sometimes irreversibly, while also wreaking havoc on your relationships, finances and life in general. The sooner you quit drinking alcohol, the sooner you will reap the benefits of a healthier way of living.
Like her or not, no one can argue that Hillary Clinton’s 2016 was about as stressful as they come. She survived a contentious presidential campaign in which she was called corrupt by many in her own party before enduring “Lock Her Up!” chants from Donald Trump’s supporters. Despite it all, on election night she seemed a shoo-in, but within hours she instead had become America’s most shocking loser. Continue reading
It’s human nature to put off doing the things we know we should do but don’t much enjoy. It could be as simple as answering a list of emails, or bigger projects like cleaning out the garage or finally getting to the gym and starting a workout regimen. Continue reading
Addiction can turn someone you love into someone you resent. In addition to ruining their own lives, the family can be devastated by the lies and destructive behaviors of this “stranger” in their house. Continue reading