Who Can I Talk to if I Don’t Trust My Family?

Who Can I Talk to if I Don’t Trust My Family?

It helps to have an ally when you are recovering from addiction, but if relationships with your family are strained it can feel like there is nowhere to turn. Addiction is too big of a problem for you to handle on your own, but if you cannot count on your family’s support there are plenty […]

How Important Is It to Build Friendships in My Support Group?

How Important Is It to Build Friendships in My Support Group?

Joining a support group is a positive step in addiction recovery, but in order to get the most out of it you need to be active and make new relationships. If you do not take part in discussions or participate in the group you will be missing out on what a support group has to […]

How Do Benzos Affect Your Brain Chemistry?

How Do Benzos Affect Your Brain Chemistry?

Long term use of benzodiazepines has long been linked to brain damage, but it was not until recently that more about their effects became known. Drugs such as Xanax and Valium are prescribed by doctors for anything ranging from panic attacks to fear of flying. While an occasional dose as needed will not cause significant […]

How Important Is a Healthy Eating Plan in Treatment?

How Important Is a Healthy Eating Plan in Treatment?

When you are in recovery,your diet may shift toward sugary snacks and fatty foods. The problem is that an unhealthy diet leads to less energy. The mindset that comes with a poor diet can be harmful to your recovery. What you eat is important to your overall health. This is amplified when you are in […]

What Happens in Treatment?

What Happens in Treatment?

Addiction treatment is a process where you build a healthy, complete life without substance abuse. People who have not been to rehab may not understand how this happens or exactly what occurs during treatment. Not having a clear understanding can lead to unrealistic expectations. It can lead to unnecessary fear or uncertainty about recovery. Addiction […]

How Do I Know If I Need Immediate Treatment for LSD Abuse?

How Do I Know If I Need Immediate Treatment for LSD Abuse?

LSD is a powerful psychedelic drug. Its effects vary but include hallucinations, changes in perception and long-term psychological changes. LSD does not have the same potentially fatal physical side effects as other drugs such as opiates. This does not make LSD abuse any less serious or the need for treatment any less immediate. How Much […]

I’m the Mother of an LSD Addict: What Should I Do?

I’m the Mother of an LSD Addict: What Should I Do?

Discovering that your child is addicted to LSD sends all sorts of questions running through your head, but the most important thing you can do is help him end his addiction and begin living a sober, healthy life. If you have never had to face addiction, then you may not know what the next steps are […]

How Does Rehab Break the Physical Addiction to LSD?

How Does Rehab Break the Physical Addiction to LSD?

Many hallucinogenic drugs (such as LSD) are not considered physically addictive, but they can be psychologically addictive. When used, LSD may cause lasting changes to brain function and capability. Rehab offers the expertise and support needed for complete and lasting recovery. How Does LSD Work? Because LSD does not create a physical addiction, some individuals […]

How is Art Therapy a Healthy Outlet?

How is Art Therapy a Healthy Outlet?

Art therapy is a relatively new offering for addiction treatment. The American Art Therapy Association[1] defines art therapy as, “the therapeutic use of art making, within a professional relationship, by individuals who experience illness, trauma or challenges in living, and by those who seek personal development.” Art therapy benefits anyone seeking clarity, calm or direction […]

Has LSD Been Changed to Reduce Abuse?

Has LSD Been Changed to Reduce Abuse?

LSD is a drug that distorts a user’s sense of reality. This can lead to seeing images, hearing sounds and experiencing sensations that do not exist. These effects can be pleasurable and even stimulate the mind of the individual. At the same time, LSD can also produce undesirable effects. Psychotic-like episodes can occur. In some cases, […]