A few weeks ago we talked about 5 Signs of Addiction to CNS Stimulants like crystal methamphetamine, and since then I’ve fielded a few questions on the insidious nature of this drug. A common problem among those whose drug of choice is crystal is that they are often fooled into thinking that they can quit alone because the withdrawal symptoms are more emotional than physical like opiate withdrawal. Unfortunately, it’s just not true. The relapse rate for those addicted to crystal is about three months long. You may be able to hold off, not use, “white knuckle it” as they […]
Like every drug, alcohol suffers under the weight of a number of unfounded myths and stories. Is it really true that if you mix beer and wine and spirits you’ll get more drunk than if you stick to one type of alcoholic beverage? Um, no. That’s a freebie. Here are five more myths about alcohol that we at The Canyon would like to debunk.
Your Percocet addiction started in the most innocent way. After surgery for your car accident, you had a lot of pain. Your doctor prescribed Percocet to help you out. After a short while, true pain relief was hard to come by, despite taking an ever increasing amount of pills. Before long, the sensations you got from the Percocet felt better than your real life. You developed a Percocet addiction. How did it all go so wrong?
What if you experienced your worst fear nearly every day of your life – the fear that others will abandon you completely? This fear is so large and intense that it takes over your relationships, your personal goals, your everyday behaviors, your life. This is the reality of borderline personality disorder.
There are tons of books written for alcoholics and addicts as they try to understand their disease and how to beat it. But don’t worry. If you love someone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, there are plenty of books that are written just for you. Take a look: