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Can You Get High From Over the Counter Medications?

The Dangers of Over-The-Counter (OTC) Drugs: Can You Get High From Over the Counter Medications? Illegal drugs, prescription drugs, and alcohol can sometimes be in short supply. When that happens, many substance abusers will diligently search for a substitute. Sooner or later, most addicts will ask themselves, “Can you get high from over the counter medications?” A …

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Codependent Relationships

Codependent Relationships and Losing Your Self Identity When it comes to the term codependent relationships, most people are quick to dismiss it simply because they do not think it is a real term or do not want to believe that they could be in this type of relationship. When we look at the definition of …

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Releasing Resentment

Releasing Resentment Allows You Move On Many people believe that releasing resentment is the key to happiness. This is easier said than done. In the world of addiction, resentment is seen as the number one cause of a relapse. So addicts and people dealing with mental issues are told that releasing resentment towards others will …

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Identifying Codependency

What Is Codependency? Codependency occurs when you rely on a partner, family member, or friend to provide you with approval, an identity and self-esteem. Codependency is basically an addiction to another person. A tip-off that you might be codependent is if your purpose in life is to make someone else happy even though it’s at …

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Nutrition and Mental Health

Is There A Link Between Nutrition and Mental Health? Mental health and illnesses are very difficult to understand. What works for one person, may not work for another. Lately, there has been a push to identify and treat mental illnesses and issues. One of these advancements is identifying a link between nutrition and mental health. …

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Parental Substance Abuse

  How Does Parental Substance Abuse Affect Children? A major effect of parental substance abuse on children is that kids blame themselves for the problem. They think it’s their fault that mom or dad drinks too much. They mistakenly believe that if they were better kids and changed their behavior, mommy and daddy would stop …

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What Are Coping Skills?

The Grand Scheme of Coping Skills and Addicts Everyone has them. Coping skills are a part of human nature. Some people have better ways of coping with things than others. They say everyone copes with things differently, which leads people to believe that if someone is not handling something well, you merely shrug your shoulders …

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