How Does a Habit Become an Addiction?

How Does a Habit Become an Addiction?

Habits and rituals, big and small, are performed on a regular basis. Sometimes, these become a daily thing like getting up, getting dressed, brushing teeth, taking a shower. Other times, these habits become something that is not healthy and turn into addiction....
What is Kratom Addiction?

What is Kratom Addiction?

Kratom is described by the media as a natural solution for opioid addiction. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warnings about the lethal risk associated with consuming this herb. It should be treated with seriousness but it is growing in popularity....
Why is Alcohol Deadly?

Why is Alcohol Deadly?

Alcohol is not as ‘safe’ as some people might think when drugs come to mind. In fact, many people face the lethal disease of alcoholism silently without really telling anyone about it. Even with this knowledge, the general public still has a tendency to believe...
How Does Addiction Start?

How Does Addiction Start?

When you think everything is wrong, it could be that it has gone wrong and you need some help. Perhaps it is an addiction that is keeping you trapped in the things that are going wrong. Addiction does not just start on a whim, it usually starts because you tried...
Do I Have to Give Everything Up in Recovery?

Do I Have to Give Everything Up in Recovery?

The notion ‘everything must change’ in recovery is a misnomer. Not everything changes in recovery. You are probably the one thing that changes most, which leads to other changes. However, that does not mean every single thing you ever knew is gone. It takes time to...
What Are the 5 Stages of Addiction?

What Are the 5 Stages of Addiction?

Addiction to drugs or alcohol happens for many reasons. Regardless of motivation, chemical dependencies unfold in many ways depending on the substance abused. Worth noting is that people have physical and emotional reactions to drugs. Learn more about the five general...