Entries by Capo by The Sea

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Marriage Retreats for Substance Abuse

Couples and Addiction Recovery Couples dealing with addiction will benefit from marriage retreats for substance abuse. These specialized programs provide couples with needed coping tools to help each other succeed in recovery. Most married couples will form daily habits and routines the longer they’re together. They might relax after work every evening with the aid […]

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Can You Overdose on Cocaine?

It has a rich history as a party drug, so you may wonder, “Can you overdose on cocaine?” One only needs to look to celebrities to know the answer. Examples are John Belushi, Ike Turner, Whitney Houston, and baseball players Jose Fernandez and Tommy Hanson. Cocaine is a powerful stimulant that at high doses can […]

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Step 2 of AA

What Does Step 2 in AA Mean? Step 2 of A.A: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. Since the 1930s, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has been a vital resource for people in recovery seeking peer support and fellowship. As most people know, A.A. is built upon 12 Steps […]

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What Are the Stages of Alcoholism?

Learn about the 3 stages of alcoholism, and how to stop progression of the disease. Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a common disease and remains the number one substance that people seek out treatment for. But before someone reaches the point in the disease when they start having problems, they may already be in trouble. […]

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Can You Die from Withdrawal?

Is it true you can die from withdrawal? It is possible, but only if you attempt to detox without supervision. The dreaded withdrawal phase of recovery is something that anyone who has a substance dependency would like to avoid. The truth is, though, that there is no way to proceed into a sober life without […]

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Insomnia and Alcohol Withdrawal

Is Insomnia a Side Effect of Alcoholism? Insomnia and alcohol withdrawal are often linked. Learn about insomnia and other alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Alcohol detox can cause a medley of withdrawal symptoms, with insomnia being one of them. In fact, about 65% of people in alcohol detox list having sleep-related issues as a major complaint. This […]

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Living With An Alcoholic

How to Handle Living With an Alcoholic If you have been living with an alcoholic, you have been suffering right along with them. When someone you love has developed an alcohol use disorder you have likely been drawn into its vortex. In fact, it will quickly become clear why they always say that alcoholism is […]

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Dangers of Snorting Xanax

The Dangers of Snorting Xanax Should Not Be Ignored Xanax is a widely prescribed sedative used primarily for treating anxiety disorder. When used for a short period, Xanax can provide fast relief of anxiety symptoms by inducing a deep sense of relaxation. Because of its swift calming effects, Xanax is often misused. Some may use […]