What Psychological Dependence Is for Drugs and Alcohol

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There’s a big difference between psychological dependence and physical dependence when it comes to drugs and alcohol. Psychological dependence is when you can’t stop thinking about whatever drug you’re doing. You’re obsessed with it. Obsession means a thought that you can’t get out of your head, no matter what you do. Many people think that there’s no such thing as psychological dependence, that all drugs… 

10 Major Relapse Triggers and How to Deal With Them

The things, people, places, experiences, and feelings that remind us of drinking or using (aka relapse triggers) are often unavoidable. Thinking and even dreaming about alcohol and other drugs is a natural part of recovery. Thinking and talking about cravings for alcohol and other drugs can make some people crave them more. Many people don’t even want to talk about relapse because they are scared… 

Autism and Bipolar Disorder — Everything You Need to Know

Two separate mental health disorders that both have extremely large impacts on a person’s life are autism and bipolar disorder. A lot of mental health issues that people come up against can be co-occurring, and such is the case with autism and bipolar disorder. I should note that it is not usual to have both of these co-occurring disorders, so those who do are amongst… 

Christmas Depression — How to Defeat the Holiday Blues

The holidays are supposed to be the warmest, happiest time of the year, but for many, Christmas depression is a horrible reality. Every commercial and advertisement project the fantasy that everyone gets together and shares good times with each other. It appears that the holidays are supposed to be a time where we all get along, put differences aside, and be thankful for all that… 

Overcoming Fentanyl Addiction

Overcoming fentanyl addiction is probably one of the hardest things an addict can do because of the nature and the power of fentanyl. Fentanyl is a powerful drug that falls under the classification of a synthetic opioid. Before making its way into the recreational drug market, fentanyl was mainly used for anesthesia for surgery as well as a high-level pain reliever for cancer patients.  Fentanyl… 

How to Practice Submission to God

I am going to get vulnerable for a second and open up about submission to God, something that I think a lot of people might feel afraid to talk about. Let’s face it — we live in a time where it just isn’t cool to be a Christian. The Bible says that the righteous will walk the narrow path while the rest will take the… 

Is Weed Addictive Like Cigarettes?

Is weed addictive like cigarettes? That’s the million-dollar question ladies and gentlemen.   While the short answer is no, it’s a bit more complicated than that.  Based on current research, it appears that marijuana is slightly less addictive than regular cigarettes. While cigarettes are physically addictive in the short term, marijuana tends to be psychologically addictive in the long term. However, there is a shocking lack… 

3 of the Most Popular Party Drugs (And Why They’re So Dangerous)

The most popular party drugs are also some of the most dangerous drugs around. The 3 most popular party drugs are MDMA, cocaine, and methamphetamine. I remember in high school going to my first rave at a club in Arlington, Texas. It was a culture shock considering not only had I never been to a club of any sort, but I had never been around… 

What Heroin Feels Like — From a Real Heroin Addict

If you’re wondering what heroin feels like, here’s the truth from a real heroin addict. Heroin is a well-known drug, but many don’t know much about it. We’ve all seen movies like Pulp Fiction or Requiem for a Dream. I gotta be honest, before I ever did any heroin, I for sure thought it was quite glamorous.  I think a common image people have about… 

How to Have a Better Life — 2 Things You Absolutely MUST Do

If you’re wondering how to have a better life, you have to understand one thing — it’s not what you have on the outside but how you feel on the inside that leads to a better life. Life really is such a precious blessing. It flies by so fast, and I think it is very important to try and get the most out of this journey…