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How To Stop Taking Drugs — I Had to Learn the Hard Way

If you’re wondering how to stop taking drugs, here’s what you need to know. I’d like to say first that this is coming from the perspective of a person in recovery. Many people can take drugs and stop taking drugs on their own terms and who aren’t in fact real addicts or alcoholics.  This is for the person who has run out of options and… 

Why Is Being Sober So Boring?

I hear it all the time — why is being sober so boring? It’s a legitimate question, especially because many people find that not being sober is tons of fun, that drinking or using drugs is the best way to enjoy yourself — or at the very least, to pass the time. I am not here to condone drug use, nor am I here to… 

D8 — A Comprehensive Guide to Delta-8-THC

D8, also known as Delta-8-THC, is a derivative of the hemp plant that has similar effects to the active ingredient in marijuana — THC. And yes, in case you were wondering, D8 will get you high if you take enough of it. A lot of D8 today is synthesized from CBD. It didn’t take long for CBD to take off. It seemed as if almost overnight,… 

Spiritual Fulfillment | 20 Ways to Become Spiritually Fulfilled

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According to the experts, spiritual fulfillment always has to do with a poorly defined definition of what the spirit is — namely, that it’s something that has nothing to do with reality, that it must have something to do with gods or spirits or a connection to the universe or some other religious or faux-religious bullshit. I reject this definition. I think that spiritual fulfillment… 

Recovered Alcoholic vs Recovering Alcoholic | What Do They Mean?

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What’s the difference between being a recovered alcoholic and a recovering alcoholic? We hear it all the time in AA. I’m a recovered alcoholic or recovered addict. I’m a recovering alcoholic or recovering addict. But what does that mean? Why do we say it? Recovering Alcoholic vs Recovered Alcoholic — Recovered = No More Pain Being recovered means that I don’t suffer anymore. I no longer… 

Tramadol Withdrawal Can Be As Bad As Heroin Withdrawal (or Worse)

Tramadol is an opioid painkiller with a lot of abuse potential, which means that Tramadol withdrawal can be similar to withdrawal from any other opioid, like OxyContin or even heroin. Tramadol is labeled as a Schedule IV controlled substance by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). I have been prescribed this medication for long periods of time while going through a rotator cuff injury. Although I… 

Safe Ways to Get High | 14 Incredibly Important Things to Consider

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Are there safe ways to get high? All the articles I tried to find on this subject were hilariously bad. Essentially, they would sidestep the issue and talk about ways to get high without drugs. I’m willing to bet you’re reading this article because you want to know how to get high on drugs safely. And I’m also willing to bet you’re not just interested… 

Addiction and Codependency | A Recipe for Disaster

Addiction and codependency go hand in hand. We’ve all heard of codependency. These days, like narcissism, codependency is a term many people throw around without knowing what it means exactly. This condition is somewhat of a mental and emotional disorder where a person (who lacks a feeling of wholeness) depends on other people around them to meet their physical and emotional (or spiritual) needs. Are… 

What Is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)? | What It Is and How It Works

Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based subset of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that addresses unwanted thoughts and behaviors, focusing on the development of acceptance and change through a variety of methods, including self-governed emotional regulation and meditation/mindfulness. Dialectical behavioral therapy has grown and expanded to address negative and hindering ways of thinking, learned patterns of behavior that have been conditioned but unhelpful to us,… 

Purple Drank | Everything You Need to Know About Lean

You may have heard “purple drank” or “lean” referenced in music, primarily by rappers. These are street names given to the mixture of cough syrup that contains both promethazine and codeine along with a carbonated beverage such as Sprite. From what I’ve seen, the syrup is always dark purple. “Candy” seems innocent enough as it’s somewhat humorously referred to in many songs, but it’s a…