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The Danger of Misunderstood Spiritual Gifts & Their Role in Addiction

By Toshia Humphries Toshia Humphries is a Texan freelance writer, artist, life coach and talk radio co-host of Girl Power Hour on Blog Talk Radio.

Whether you’re going through a spiritual awakening or seeing yourself in the scenario of shamed, judged or distorted experience... Continue Reading


Kanna: Treatment for Depression or Next Popular Drug of Choice?

By Nicole Arzt, M.S., L.M.F.T.

South Africans have used the Kanna plant for medicinal purposes for centuries. Today, it is making controversial headway in the... Continue Reading

woman being peer pressured

When ‘Peer Pressure’ Becomes Bullying

By Nicole Arzt, M.S., L.M.F.T.

Young people are especially prone to these consequences. Continue Reading

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Study Uncovers Growing Number of Older Adults Suffer From SUD

By Nicole Arzt, M.S., L.M.F.T.

Older adults are more susceptible than ever to developing substance use disorders. Continue Reading

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Cannabis Withdrawal Syndrome: What to Expect

By Monica Romano

Recovery is a process and quitting any drug can be hard. Continue Reading

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Research Ties Increased Heart Attack Risk to Marijuana Use

By Nicole Arzt

It is possible to abuse this substance, and it is also possible to have emotional and physical complications as a result of mar... Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About Ketamine

By Elizabeth Seward

Find out how this animal-tranquilizer-turned-club-drug affects the human body and how to spot a possible overdose before it's t... Continue Reading

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Just Hanging Out with Molly

By Elizabeth Seward

The side effects and misrepresentations of this popular club drug. Continue Reading

GHB Street Names

Gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is a prescription drug intended for use in treating narcolepsy, a sleep disorder, but is used as il... Continue Reading

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Designer Drug Street Names

By SoberRecovery, Staff Writer

Designer drugs are either single-ingredient drugs marketed illegally for recreational use, or mixtures of multiple drugs that a... Continue Reading

All About Peyote

By Elizabeth Seward

As far back as records show, natives in the southwestern portion of the US as well as the northern area of Mexico have used pey... Continue Reading

LSD Info, Effects, Addiction, Treatment

By Kelly McClanahan

This article answers the questions: What is LSD, who takes it, how is it taken, and how popular is it? Continue Reading

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Study Finds Heroin Use Reduces Protein Levels in the Brain

By Dawn Hurley

Research has found that heroin use reduces the levels of Drebrin needed to form and maintain synapses (connection of nerve cell... Continue Reading


How Opioid Abuse Drastically Drops Hormone Levels

By Rebecca Kovacs

New research has found that 1 in 5 long-term opioid users also suffer from low levels of cortisol, which helps to regulate the ... Continue Reading

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6 Widely Used ADHD Prescription Medications: Pros and Cons

By Elizabeth Seward

ADHD prescription medications can help increase focus and concentration, but they also share a number of negative side effects.... Continue Reading

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5 Health Risks of E-Cigarettes

By Elizabeth Seward

Once thought to be safe, we now know that e-cigarettes carry a number of health risks. Here are a few to consider before lighti... Continue Reading


Xanax, Valium Overdoses Rising Among Teenage Users

By Monica Romano

With the opioid crisis gaining more exposure, there is a troublesome and possibly related trend being uncovered: teen overdoses... Continue Reading

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Why Benzodiazepines May Increase the Risk of Miscarriage

By Nicole Arzt, M.S., L.M.F.T.

The long-term effects of benzodiazepines still remain largely unknown. Continue Reading

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4 Things You Should Know About Cocaine Addiction

By Liemann Valdimar

Cocaine is unlike many other substances. Here are 4 things you should expect when dealing with cocaine addiction. Continue Reading

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A Vaccine for Cocaine Abusers?

By Rudolph Hatfield

Researchers have taken an old school approach to helping those with cocaine use disorder. Learn how a developing vaccine may he... Continue Reading