Adrenaline Junkies have Higher Addiction Rates!

Did you know that people who seek high-sensation experiences are more vulnerable to substance abuse? Why? It all has to do with a powerful neurochemical known as "adrenaline." Adrenaline Rush We're all familiar with adrenaline. It's released whenever we feel strong emotions like excitement, danger or fear. An "adrenaline rush" occurs when our body senses [...]

How Can You Tell if a Loved One is Abusing Pain Pills?

How does opioid addiction get started? Pain pill addiction and accidental ODs in the U.S. are common, and in fact have reached epidemic levels. The crazy thing is how these addictions get started. The Mayo Clinic did a study on how many patients prescribed an opioid painkiller went on to get hooked on long-term prescriptions. [...]