As with all substance dependency problems, the transition from occasional drinker to struggling with alcoholism can be gradual. Therefore, it is essential to learn how to distinguish occasional drinking from alcohol addiction.
In the United States, drug abuse has been a problem at least since alcoholic spirits have existed, probably longer. As societal pressures in the modern era continue to grow, so does addictive behavior in an alarming number of people.
I never thought, ’Oh that’s what I want, to live my life always worrying about the next fix’. It turned out that way when heroin became my best friend. We met, and instantly got along; a soulmate if you will.
Have you ever been incarcerated repeatedly for the same drug charge or know someone who has?
The brain of a cocaine addict goes through a change which is not always reversible.
One of the downsides to being an athlete is you are prone to minor or major injuries, especially in contact sports.
Since the beginning of the coronavirus, there has been a rise in drug and alcohol abuse. The CDC reported almost 71,000 overdoses in 2019 alone, with 50,042 of those cases opioid related. In the first four months of 2020, there was an 11.
Once the physical side addressed, the focus turns to the mind and spirit. This portion is probably the most critical part of recovery. There are issues and problems a user has never confronted, and continuously running from them has created even more.
Does a functional addict exist, or are they like a unicorn, a mystical creature existing only in the mind?
There was a point where I began to want to get sober. During the last two years of the four years I was with my boyfriend I went back and forth about this in my head.