Wife wondering how to deal with husband and his drug addiction

How to Deal With Addiction in My Husband?

The impact of addiction extends far beyond the individuals who have become dependent on alcohol or other drugs. Spouses, partners, and children are among those who are most likely to also be negatively affected when people develop substance use disorders (which is the clinical term for addiction). Understanding how to deal with your husband and…

Man experiencing alcohol shakes and tremors

Alcohol Shakes and Tremors

In some old films, characters who had alcohol problems were sometimes portrayed as needing a drink to steady themselves and stop their hands from shaking. Unfortunately, alcohol shakes and tremors aren’t merely a movie trope. They are signs that a person’s body has been damaged by alcohol abuse. What are Alcohol Shakes and Tremors? Tics,…

Dangers of snorting meth

Dangers of Snorting Meth

Let’s be abundantly clear here: There is no such thing as safe methamphetamine abuse. Whether you are smoking, swallowing, inhaling, or snorting meth, you are risking your health (and possibly your life) every time you ingest this highly dangerous drug. What Is Snorting When it Comes to Drugs? In the context of substance abuse, snorting…

Statistics about homelessness and addiction in Los Angeles California

Homelessness and Addiction in Los Angeles

The National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) reports that there are more than 580,000 homeless individuals in the United States. About 46,000 of these people – or approximately 8% of the U.S. homeless population – live in the city of Los Angeles. As local, state, and national leaders examine both possible causes and potential solutions…

How to detox from marijuana

Guide on How to Detox From Marijuana

Although marijuana is one of the most commonly abuse substances in the United States, many myths persist about how this drug can impact people. One of these myths is that a person cannot become addicted to marijuana. The truth is that many people can and do develop cannabis use disorder (which is the clinical term…

The Family Roles of Addiction

What are the Family Roles in Addiction?

If someone in your family has been struggling with addiction, it is important to acknowledge how you have been affected by their behaviors. When you understand the family roles in addiction, you will be better able to help yourself, your loved one, and your entire family.  What Do Family Roles in Addiction Mean? Substance use…

About Meth Psychosis

What is Meth Psychosis?

Meth, which is short for methamphetamine, is a powerful and dangerous stimulant. People who abuse this drug put themselves at risk for considerable harm, including a phenomenon called meth psychosis. Luckily, meth psychosis and addiction to this drug can be treated at a methamphetamine detox center such as ours. About Meth Psychosis Psychosis refers to…

How Long to Rewire the Brain From Addiction Woman Wonders

How Long to Rewire the Brain From Addiction?

What is neuroplasticity, and how long does it take to rewire your brain from addiction? Addiction can cause both functional and structural changes to your brain. When you end your substance abuse, your brain can begin to repair this damage. Clinicians refer to the brain’s ability to reorganize its internal connections as neuroplasticity. Informally, this…

Is alcoholism genetic or is alcoholism hereditary

Is Alcoholism Genetic or Hereditary?

Thanks to concerted public awareness campaigns, most people now understand that alcoholism is a disease, not a character flaw or a sign of poor self-control. But why do some people develop this disease, while others are able to drink in moderation without becoming addicted? Is alcoholism genetic, or is some other cause to blame? Is…