Why Penalties For Drug Use Don’t Work

In the United States we already have pretty strict laws and penalties relating to the use or sale of drugs but yet there is still discussion about making them tougher to further crack down on drugs. Like many things this is great in theory, but it is unlikely to produce any significant results or cause any drug user to change …

2 Simple Tips For Your Recovery Journey

You’ve conquered arguably the hardest part of rehab when you finished detox and you’ve learned how to go through life confident with everything taught to you at your treatment facility, but that’s just the beginning. If you’re someone recently getting out of a treatment program you’ll probably have noticed by now that the battle isn’t quite over. Recovery is a …

Exercise Treatment For Clinical Depression

You probably have heard many times over that exercise helps people relieve stress and improve their moods, and you’ve probably even experienced this in your own life after a workout, but can exercise also treat and cure clinical depression? The Difference Between Depression and Clinical Depression Feelings of depression come to all of us at some time or another and …

Why Does Addiction Lead To Suicide?

Unfortunately, over fifty percent of all suicides are associated with drug and alcohol dependency and at least 25 percent of alcoholics and drug addicts commit suicide. According to this study, over 70 percent of adolescent suicides also may be complicated by drug and alcohol abuse. These rates of suicide are substantially higher than the probability of a non-addicted person to …

Addiction: Disease or Decision?

If you drive down the streets of Los Angeles, Denver, Seattle, or almost any other major city around the country, you are more than likely to notice masses of homeless people who look like they’ve been through hell and back. Unfortunately, a majority of these people are not only homeless, but many of them also tend to be addicts. As …

Burn Your Boats

“In 1519, the Spanish explorer and conquistador Hernando Cortez decided that he wanted to seize the treasure that the Aztecs had been hoarding. He took his soldiers and sailors and landed his 11 ships on the shores of the Yucatan.” He knew the Aztecs would not willingly go down and would put up a fight with everything they had. It …