Tag: Signs and Symptoms

Warning Signs of Relapse

Warning Signs of Relapse

Relapse is common. In fact, 91% of recovering heroin addicts relapse at some point in their lives and 59% of those relapses are within the first week. If you make it past the first week, you are already more likely to avoid relapse for a longer period. Looking out for the warning signs of relapse can help too. As much as our…

Signs of Cocaine Addiction

Signs of Cocaine Addiction

Behind marijuana, cocaine is the second most used and trafficked illicit drug worldwide [1]. In the states, cocaine is viewed as a more recreational drug than other “hard” drugs, such as heroin or meth. The drug is still associated with night life, socialites, and celebrity. Cocaine works by acting on the limbic system in the brain, increasing pleasure and motivation…

11 Steps Leading to a Relapse

Relapse is a very common part of the drug and alcohol addiction process. It is important to fully know and understand these 11 signs, symptoms and steps of the Relapse process: Step 1: Change in Attitude Step 2: Elevated Stress Step 3: Reactivation of Denial Step 4: Recurrence of Post-acute Withdrawal Symptoms Step 5: Behavior Change Step 6: Social Breakdown…

Common Signs and Symptoms of Drug Abuse

Sometimes it is not easy to recognize that you or a loved one are struggling with abusing drugs.  It is important to pay attention to the many signs and symptoms that drug abuse and addiction can bring.  Here are some things to look out for: -You are experiencing problems in your relationships. -You are neglecting your responsibilities. -You are breaking…

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