What Causes Addiction?

Addiction to drugs and alcohol results in a substantial amount of deaths and is cause for concern. You may wonder — what causes addiction? Addiction is somewhat of a mystery, even to those who are going through a substance abuse problem. If you’re in this situation, you may wonder about the reasons for your predicament,…

What Causes Addiction?

Addiction to drugs and alcohol results in a substantial amount of deaths and is cause for concern. You may wonder — what causes addiction? Addiction is somewhat of a mystery, even to those who are going through a substance abuse problem. If you’re in this situation, you may wonder about the reasons for your predicament,…

Dangers of Mixing Substances

Struggling with an addiction can impair your judgment and increase your risk of engaging in dangerous behaviors. Intoxication also lowers inhibitions, which can lead to bad decisions. For example, you may be more likely to experiment with other substances when you are intoxicated. The dangers of mixing substances can include fatal and non-fatal overdoses. Psychoactive substances…

Dangers of Mixing Substances

Struggling with an addiction can impair your judgment and increase your risk of engaging in dangerous behaviors. Intoxication also lowers inhibitions, which can lead to bad decisions. For example, you may be more likely to experiment with other substances when you are intoxicated. The dangers of mixing substances can include fatal and non-fatal overdoses. Psychoactive substances…

Common Addiction Relapse Triggers

One of the biggest challenges for people in recovery is learning to negotiate addiction relapse triggers. These are cues in our internal and external environment that may cause people to crave their substance of choice. Eventually, it becomes too much and leads to a relapse. It’s important to recognize these triggers so you avoid making choices…