Pregnant women who use substances regularly (both drugs and alcohol) may deliver newborn babies who are born dependent on the same substances as their mother, because substances are passed between mother and baby through their umbilical chord.
This also can affect the growth and development of the fetus, along with causing issues that will affect them throughout their later life.
Find out all you need to know about NAS and more, including treatment options and help and support for those who may be/are or wanting to become pregnant, but are substance dependent or on a MAT program.
Opioids & opiates are supposed to be a short term solution for moderate to severe pain. However, so many people are on them for so long, that they have become physically and psychologically dependent on them, firstly because they enjoy the way they make them feel and secondly, to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
Unfortunately, the ever increasing epidemic of opioid addiction is ravaging nations around the world, killing people unnecessarily, for a health condition that is treatable!
Find out all you need to know about opioids, addiction, pregnancy, overdoses, death withdrawal symptoms and treatment options and much more!…
Self reassurance is a powerful tool when it comes to overcoming active addiction, cravings, urges, temptations, stress and our mental health. Learning to use and implement this easy technique is a must if you want to ensure you have the best knowledge and skills to successfully navigate a lifelong recovery journey…
Find all the information you need and more here in our next article in our “All You Need To Know About…” series, this time, cocaine. We also use our signature 8 point risk-rating star system which rates 8 different aspects of cocaine, the destruction it can cause along with the addiction that can latch onto anyone who uses it.
When you first enter recovery, your goals may simply revolve around getting through a single day without using or drinking. But once you’re past the initial stage of quitting a substance, setting goals for short-term and long-term abstinence helps you stay focused on recovery while improving your life on many exciting fronts! Find out how to create SMART goals & how these can improve your life and the things you want to achieve.
Have you ever wondered how and why people become drug addicts or alcoholics? Is it due to natural causes out of the individuals control or is it because of making wrong choices? What are some of the options to treat addiction? Find out the answers to these questions and much more in this article looking at the science behind addiction.
This guide and the tips it contains will benefit anybody who are due to go through a professional detox, those wanting to do it themselves at home and even those who don’t want to detox at all! The tips it contains will be helpful to everyone, no matter where you are in your addiction/recovery journey. There is something in here for everyone.
This article will guide you through a range of traits that addicts may display when their using or drinking becomes unmanageable.
Taking this quick, simple test may help you to better understand whether your drinking or drug use is becoming unmanageable and whether you may want to look into getting some help and support for your drinking or drug use?
If you have been clean and/or sober for approximately 90 days or more, you now need to put the tools that you learned in your early recovery to work toward maintaining your sobriety and avoiding relapse. That’s where the information contained within this article will benefit you most. You can also find links, suggestions, tools and techniques that will help your recovery.