What is Addiction Counseling?

Drug dependency has become a severe problem in most countries with millions addicted to substances such as heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, alcohol and others. In recent years, staggering information regarding the amount of drug use and abuse prevalent in society has [...]

When Using Drugs Becomes an Addiction

Those caught in the web of abuse or addictions, contrary to societal image, rarely choose to become addicted to drugs or alcohol. Rather, the person voluntarily chooses to try a substance, even on more than one occasion, but these choices can quickly turn a user into an [...]

Marijuana, The New Generation of Addicts

Research on the health and safety effects of marijuana strongly correlates with many mental, emotional, psychological, physical and spiritual problems. In addition, many crimes, accidents, job and school performance problems have been associated with the use of [...]

Salvia, The New Drug

The herb Salvia divinorum, or Salvia, has been getting its fair share of media coverage lately thanks in part to some not-so-positive You Tube videos depicting the herb users psychedelic-like experiences. Opponents of the herb compare its effects to LSD, with some [...]

Opioid Addiction

The dependence of opioids is more common than is discussed. Women and men of all races, ethnicities, educational levels, and ages are susceptible to opioids. No specific group of people, gender or age is protected from opioid dependence. An opioid is a drug that is [...]

Asking for Help With Addictions

Asking for help with a drug addiction can be one of the hardest things a human being can do. Sounds strange, doesn’t it? Well, many people think of asking for help as a sign of weakness or failure. They may have the mistaken idea that if they couldn’t accomplish [...]

How Do We Embrace Spirituality

For the newcomer, the concept of spirituality is a difficult one. For some of us that word makes us uncomfortable and discontent. We have struggled for a very long time to gain any kind of understanding of spirituality. Some of us may have dismissed the idea all [...]

How Long Does Addiction Recovery Take?

Addiction rarely occurs overnight, and like the descent into the disease, the journey out of it can take some time. People naturally want to know how long treatment and recovery will take. They want to know when they can expect to feel better and when they’ll stop [...]

Help a Loved One Recover

It can be heart-wrenching to witness a loved one’s descent into addiction or alcoholism. Feeling powerless to create lasting change is often the hardest part as we watch a friend, parent, child or sibling risk early death to keep on getting drunk or high. It’s [...]