How to Talk to an Addict

Communicating with the addict in your life always seems to end in an ugly argument. You are tired of listening to lies and excuses, and you’re weary of the blame game. You’ve established rules, yet the addict in your life constantly breaks them — and you feel powerless to change. Instead of giving up on…

Ecstasy Addiction Treatment

MDMA, more commonly known as ecstasy, X, or molly, is a synthetic, psychoactive drug chemically similar to methamphetamine. It produces an energizing effect, along with distortions in time, perception and enhanced enjoyment from tactile experiences. Used to promote euphoria, it is most commonly used by adolescents and young adults. It also creates feelings of closeness,…

Marijuana Addiction Treatment

Marijuana, also known as “pot,” “weed,” or “cannabis,” is the most commonly abused drug in the United States. It is comprised of a dry, shredded green/brown mix of flowers, stems, seeds, and leaves of the plant Cannabis sativa. It is usually smoked as a cigarette (joint) or in a pipe (bong or bowl). It is…

My Child is an Addict in Recovery. Now What?

As the parent of an individual with a substance abuse problem, you already know that addiction can cause your child to lie, cheat or steal — whatever it takes to get the next high. Reestablishing trust after months or even years of bad behavior is tremendously challenging. After all, you want to believe the best,…

How to Deal With Recovery and Resentment

You worked hard to quit using, but now that you’re sober, you’re finding yourself feeling angry and resentful. You blame others for the problems in your life, and you believe things would be different if only this person or event hadn’t happened. The problem with resentment is that it lets you avoid dealing with your…

Treatment for Hallucinogens Addiction

Hallucinogens are dangerous, habit-forming substances that change the user’s perception of reality. There are three types of hallucinogens: deliriants, dissociatives, and psychedelics, and these drugs can put users into a trance, produce a dream-like “reality,” and even result in insanity. Drugs such as LSD, PCP, MDMA, mescaline, and ketamine are common hallucinogens, as are the…

How to Support Your Partner in Addiction Recovery

Supporting a partner as they travel the tough road through addiction and recovery is a challenge requiring patience, trust, love, and dedication. Your loved one is in a fragile emotional place after rehab. Cravings persist. Anxious and resentful feelings can build quickly. Unresolved anger simmers just below the surface. You know you have to learn…