Chasing Dragons

Chasing Dragons

For someone in the grips of drug and alcohol addiction, the compulsion to use is fierce. With some substances such as crack, many refer to chasing the high as “chasing the dragon.” Alcohol was my substance of no choice. Having worked with hundreds of suffering...
Are You Addicted?

Are You Addicted?

Substance abuse is insidious. It’s a disease that says you don’t have it. As a result, coming to grips with the fact you may be suffering from addiction can be very difficult. There is still tremendous negative stigma around the disease. No one wants to admit they are...
Dangers of Using Hallucinogens

Dangers of Using Hallucinogens

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health in 2017, roughly 17% of survey participants reported using hallucinogens in their lifetime. These drugs alter one’s perception of reality, along with a person’s feelings and thoughts. Examples of hallucinogens...
The Addiction Recovery Process

The Addiction Recovery Process

Addiction is a chronic brain disease that reshapes the internal functions of the brain. As a result, it has devastating effects on the suffering individual – insatiable physical and psychological cravings, distorted thoughts, emotions and perceptions. In addiction,...