Common Excuses People Make to Keep Drinking

Common Excuses People Make to Keep Drinking

For many people, drinking alcohol is something that is done on occasion and in moderation. Having a glass or two of champagne on New Year’s Eve or a cocktail out with friends is nothing to be concerned about. For others, however, alcohol is not something one marks a...
How Drug Half-Lives Affect Addiction and Withdrawal

How Drug Half-Lives Affect Addiction and Withdrawal

By Alesa Van Dyke What is a Drug Half-Life? A drug half-life is the approximate amount of time it takes your body to metabolize a specific drug. According to drugs.com, “the half-life of a drug is an estimate of the period of time that it takes for the concentration...
4 Signs You’ve Become Addicted to Opiates

4 Signs You’ve Become Addicted to Opiates

The nation’s opioid epidemic is a topic that’s frequently addressed on television and in social media, and for good reason. According to 2018 data gathered by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 130 people in the United States die every day...
Can Manipulating Memories Alter Drug Cravings?

Can Manipulating Memories Alter Drug Cravings?

This content was originally published by Camille Renzoni and edited, with express permission, by Aloha Behavioral Consultants.  https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/recovery-blog/memories-alter-drug-cravings/ It is difficult to argue that addiction is not a brain...