5 Risks of Detox at Home

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, there are numerous options and therapeutic models for rehab—residential, outpatient, 12-step, group therapy, CBT, mindfulness, and many more. But detoxifying […]

Joining an Alcoholics Anonymous Group

Since 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has helped thousands of those struggling with alcohol addiction achieve and maintain sobriety. Based on the 12 steps, the importance of anonymity, and surrender to […]

Dangers of Synthetic Marijuana

Marijuana is used regularly by approximately 35 million people in the United States and has been legalized for recreational use in 15 states. Like alcohol, which has been legal for […]

Alcoholism in Older People

It can be easy to think of alcohol abuse as something that only young people struggle with. College students might binge drink at parties and young adults can overindulge on […]

How Opioid Abuse Damages Your Body

Opioids are some of the most abused drugs. That includes both prescription and illicit opioids. These drugs trigger the opioid receptors in the brain. This is the area of the […]

Xanax Abuse Among Young Adults

Xanax is a benzodiazepine that doctors prescribe to treat insomnia, panic disorders, and anxiety. Used properly, it can be effective and safe to use. Illicit use of the drug or […]

How Does the Cycle of Addiction Work?

Why is it that many people who abuse drugs or alcohol seem to be stuck in a continuous cycle of addiction? Why do some people relapse even after long periods […]

What Are Synthetic Drugs?

There is a wide variety of both legal and illegal, synthetic and naturally-derived drugs available that can be addictive. Understanding the difference between synthetic drugs and those that come from […]

Signs of Opiate Abuse After Surgery

The opioid epidemic has impacted millions of individuals and families across the United States. Opiates and opioids were developed to help healthcare providers ease pain and perform life-saving medical interventions. […]

Staying Sober During The Holidays

What would a sober holiday mean for you? If you are currently in recovery, you know how hard you’ve worked to get to this point. You’re ready to enjoy some […]

Signs of Marijuana Abuse

Though many people believe using marijuana is safe, it’s not. Marijuana abuse occurs when addiction forms. This type of substance abuse can carry negative consequences, including disease development and overdose […]

Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms

Cocaine is one of the most powerful drugs you may take. It often leads to substance abuse in those who consume it even for a short amount of time. With […]

Heroin Abuse and Veterans

Is there a link between heroin and veterans? Unfortunately, many men and women who put their lives on the line in the Armed Services often face trauma and physical pain. […]

Signs of Medication Abuse

Is your loved one running out of medication before they should? Are you struggling with your pain so much so that medication just is not helping any longer? These could […]

Benefits of Medical Detox

Investing in your future is critical. You may be using drugs or alcohol now and struggling to stop on your own. That’s not your fault. Many people using drugs develop […]

5 Signs of Codependency

Drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health disorders, change relationships. In many situations, codependency occurs. This is a condition in which a person becomes “addicted” to a relationship […]

Signs of a Drug Overdose

A drug overdose can be a fatal condition. If you suspect it at all for yourself or your loved one, call emergency medical support through 911 right now. If you […]

The Dangers of Doctor Shopping

When a person develops an addiction, they may become so dependent on the drugs that they will do everything they can to get them. That includes doctor shopping. If you […]

Signs of a Xanax Addiction

Do you or a loved one use Xanax? This is a somewhat common prescription medication that is used as a central nervous system depressant. It is often given to people with […]

Dangerous Side Effects of Fentanyl

There are many dangerous drugs available today, and many of them are given as prescriptions by doctors who at one point did not realize how easily a patient could become […]

Treatment for Alcohol Addiction is Available

If you need treatment for alcohol addiction, you’ve come to the right place. At Serenity Light Recovery, we understand that battling addiction isn’t easy. But we also know that it’s […]

Dangers of Mixing Benzos and Alcohol

What are the dangers of combining benzos and alcohol? It is not uncommon for people to use two drugs together. Doing so can enhance the effects of one of the […]

The Dangers of Mixing Substances

Polydrug use is a type of addictive behavior in which a person mixes two drugs together and uses them at the same time. The dangers of mixing substances like this […]

The Influence of Alcohol on Anxiety

People who drink alcohol may be drinking for a lot of different reasons, and one of those reasons can be an effort to reduce the level of anxiety they feel […]

How to Stop Drug Abuse

Are you struggling with substance abuse? Have you wondered whether it’s possible to conquer your addiction on your own? If so, here’s what you should know: According to the medical […]