Addiction Recovery Blog

MDMA: Can It Be Addictive?

MDMA, also known as Ecstasy or Molly, is a recreational drug that has gained considerable attention and use over the years. Particularly in music festivals, raves, and other social gatherings.  Often hailed for its psychoactive effects, MDMA is frequently misunderstood as a "safe" or "non-addictive" drug. However, this perception couldn't be further from the truth. [...]

MDMA: Can It Be Addictive? 2023-10-20T23:01:38+00:00

Understanding the Dangers of Ketamine Abuse

Ketamine, a medication primarily used for anesthesia in medical settings, has, unfortunately, found its way into the world of substance abuse. Addressing ketamine abuse is of crucial importance for individuals addicted and for their concerned families. At Whispering Oaks Lodge, we understand the profound impact abuse can have on individuals and their loved ones. [...]

Understanding the Dangers of Ketamine Abuse 2023-10-20T23:01:50+00:00

Important Facts About Addiction and Recovery

Those who’ve struggled with substance abuse, or have family members who have, may have a basic understanding of the disorder. However, there are several aspects of addiction that may not become clear until a person enrolls into a rehabilitation program.  Drug and alcohol addiction is a very complex issue. Understanding how it works, the [...]

Important Facts About Addiction and Recovery 2023-10-20T23:02:05+00:00

Substance-Induced Psychosis: A Closer Look

In the intricate landscape of mental health, one aspect remains alarmingly understated—the dangers of substance-induced psychosis. This phenomenon, combined with substance abuse, can cast a shadow over the lives of both adults and adolescents with mental illness.  As we delve into this critical issue, our focus narrows on those who are vulnerable. Here, we [...]

Substance-Induced Psychosis: A Closer Look 2023-10-20T23:18:57+00:00

The Relationship Between Addiction and Childhood Trauma

Addiction is a multifaceted beast, intricately woven from both genetic and environmental threads. At its core, it's more than just a physical dependence; it's a complex interplay of emotions, experiences, and underlying causes. One factor that's emerged as a powerful driver behind addiction is childhood trauma.  At Whispering Oaks Lodge, we’ve looked deep into [...]

The Relationship Between Addiction and Childhood Trauma 2023-10-20T23:19:11+00:00

Vyvanse Abuse: A Guide for Professionals

Over the years, the narrative around substance misuse has expanded beyond illicit drugs to include prescription medications. As the lines between work and home life blur, many adults are turning to them to cope with life’s demands. Unfortunately, this growing trend is far from harmless. Among these medications, Vyvanse, primarily prescribed for attention deficit [...]

Vyvanse Abuse: A Guide for Professionals 2023-10-20T23:19:19+00:00

Harm Reduction: Does It Work?

Substance abuse and addiction are challenges many face, leading them down paths that can seem impossible to leave. Some treatments, like harm reduction, have gained popularity as potential ways to combat addiction. But does it truly work?  In this post, we'll dive into harm reduction to understand its effectiveness, or lack thereof, in addiction [...]

Harm Reduction: Does It Work? 2023-10-20T23:19:30+00:00

Kratom: History, Facts, Abuse & Dangers

Kratom, a tropical tree native to Southeast Asia, has leaves that have been used for centuries in traditional medicine. These leaves contain compounds that can have mind-altering effects, making their use quite controversial.  In recent years, kratom has caught the attention of the Western world, seeing a surge in popularity. Some have turned to [...]

Kratom: History, Facts, Abuse & Dangers 2023-10-20T23:19:39+00:00

Loneliness and Substance Abuse: Breaking the Isolation Cycle

Have you ever felt that sinking feeling of being all alone? Maybe you've noticed how it can make you feel a little down. Or even drive you to find comfort in things you know aren't good for you.  Well, you're not alone in this experience. One of the facts about addiction is that loneliness [...]

Loneliness and Substance Abuse: Breaking the Isolation Cycle 2023-07-09T20:50:56+00:00

Encouraging Addiction Treatment Through Intervention

Substance abuse is a serious issue that affects not only individuals but also the people who care about them. When someone we love is struggling with addiction, it can be tough and overwhelming. However, there is hope. Intervention plays a crucial role in helping those with substance abuse problems.  We’ll explore why intervention matters [...]

Encouraging Addiction Treatment Through Intervention 2023-07-09T20:12:26+00:00
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