1 out of 10 people faces a drug or alcohol addiction at some point in their lives. Taking into account other common addictions, such as gambling addiction, technology addiction, food addiction, etc. The number of people with addictions increases significantly. Although someone you know probably struggles with addiction. Addictions continue to be stigmatized and are… Continue reading MOST COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT ADDICTION
How does Recovery Coaching work? A medication to treat alcoholism can make a huge difference, especially if someone is addicted. Many addictions are not chemical dependencies. They are ways to cope with difficult emotions or long-standing personal habits. Finding someone to talk to can be crucial regardless of medication. If a person has experience or… Continue reading Recovery Coaching: What does it do, and how can it help?
Addiction is a devastating and heartbreaking disease. Sober coaches are for those who struggle with actual abuse or their loved ones who witness their descent. There is a constant battle with the darker aspects of our nature. People tend to lose battle far too often. Changing habits of any kind is a challenge for most… Continue reading How The Sober Coach Helps Addicts To Recover.
Addiction can happen at any age, but it usually starts when a person is young. It’s the result of changes in the brain that can come from drug use. Addiction affects how people think and what they do. But what exactly are the signs? First, it’s important to know that there is no “type” of person who becomes… Continue reading What Are the Signs of Having a Problem With Drugs?
We hear this question a lot—for example, it’s one of the questions teens often ask at NIDA’s Chat Day during National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®. The short answer is that, unfortunately, there isn’t a cure for addiction. But the longer answer is more hopeful: There may not be a cure, but there is treatment. So, how does… Continue reading Teens Ask: “Is There a Cure for Addiction?”
Scientific research is constantly discovering new things about drugs, such as the health benefits and risks of using (or misusing) them. Sometimes, these discoveries lead to changes in the way a drug is used. For example, did you know that the original recipe for Coca-Cola contained cocaine? Coca-Cola’s history has been well-documented. The drink was… Continue reading Did Coca-Cola Ever Contain Cocaine?
Did you know that there are some high schools actually designed for students who are recovering from substance use disorders? One of them, Northshore Recovery High School in Massachusetts, was recently featured in the MTV reality docuseries, “16 and Recovering.” The series shows the real-life story of Northshore and several of its students. NIDA’s Dr.… Continue reading “16 and Recovering”: How One School Supports Students On Their Road to Recovery