Sober Living & Drug Addiction Blog

Withdrawal from benzodiazepines, a central nervous system depressant, is often described as one of the most difficult to overcome. Users, even those with prescriptions, often develop an addiction to the drug due to the fact that its effects are diminished the longer one takes it,...

The proposed ban of Kratom, a Southeast Asian plant based drug, by the DEA has recently sparked a lot of controversy. The news of the proposed regulations came as a shock to many consumers of the drug who use it to manage pain. Many kratom...

Getting to sleep easily is a common problem that many recovering addicts face. During addiction, a person can get used to falling asleep with the aid of a substance. The body gets used to these substances and often doesn’t readjust to a normal sleep cycle...

Those going through the beginning stages of addiction recovery often find that they need a place to stay that will allow them to concentrate on remaining sober. Sober living homes, or halfway houses, provide a place that allows those in recovery to focus on breaking...

Know the signs of heroin use before it’s too late   We’ve all heard about the surge in heroin use in America in the last decade. It’s being described as a national epidemic, and for good reason- the effects of heroin are life-threatening. For parents especially, it’s...

A study conducted by Australian researchers at the University of Sydney have found that brain damage caused by continuous methamphetamine abuse looks very similar to the brain of a person with schizophrenia.   In the study, researchers injected lab rats with methamphetamine repeatedly. They found that...

Methamphetamine is a highly addictive substance that can have lasting physical and psychological ramifications if continued use occurs over an extended period of time. Permanent brain damage has devastating effects, so if you or someone you know is addicted to meth, you need help now....