mean pondering prescription drug abuse in the dark of his hotel room

Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription drugs are commonly abused, in part because they’re legal and easily available. In the U.S., alarming numbers of Americans are abusing prescription painkillers in what’s been deemed an opioid crisis. Many prescription drugs are relatively safe when used for their intended medical purpose, but they can also cause a high and have addictive properties.…

woman staring off into the distance dealing with the side effects of spice addiction

Spice Addiction

Have you heard of Spice or K2? It’s also called synthetic marijuana because it’s in a class of substances that contain synthetic cannabinoids. These chemicals bind to the same cannabinoid receptors that are activated when you use natural marijuana. Despite having this in common, Spice differs greatly from the marijuana plant and dangers. Spice addiction…

woman putting her hand up to make boundaries for addicts

4 Boundaries for Addicts

It is incredibly challenging when someone you love and genuinely care about is struggling with an addiction. You want to help them fight it, offering compassion and whatever support they need. But addiction is ugly, and it can drastically change the thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors of the person you love. That puts a strain on…