A drug or alcohol relapse, sometimes called a "slip," doesn't begin when you pick up a drink or a drug. It is a slow process that begins long before you actually use. There are some very distinct warning signs that gradually lead to the final step. Read more...
What are the triggers that make you want to pick up a drink or use drugs? What situations cause you to start craving a drink? Share your experience with other readers who may be struggling with the same triggers. Read more...
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Ecstasy or MDMA is a synthetic, psychoactive (mind-altering) drug with hallucinogenic and amphetamine-like properties. Its chemical structure is similar to two other synthetic drugs, MDA and methamphetamine, which are known to cause brain damage.
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Alcohol and drug use can progress into abuse and even addiction so insidiously that sometimes people do not realize that it has become a problem for them and those around them. The following self-assessment tests can help you determine whether or not it may be time to get help.
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