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Am I Addicted to Smoking Pot?

More and more people are beginning to use Marijuana. While the drug is becoming legal in some states, it is still illegal at the federal level. It is classified as a schedule 1 drug along with harder drugs like Heroin. One of the biggest issues that arises with legalization is the fact that many people…


Are You in An Abusive Relationship?

  Regardless of age or gender, relationships are one of the most pivotal and influential experiences we will have. No relationship will be perfect, but sometimes a relationship will be worse than imperfect. It will be abusive. Most people equate abuse in a relationship with physical violence. This is untrue. There are other forms of…


Am I an Alcoholic?

Question: A few of my friends and family members have said something to me about my drinking recently. I never thought I was an alcoholic. Neither of my parents are alcoholics, and it doesn’t really run in my family. How do you know when you are an alcoholic? When can I know that it’s time…


How Can I Stop Xanax?

Question: I have been on Xanax for a year. At first, it really helped my anxiety, but lately, I’m starting to feel like it’s really a problem. How do I know if I’m addicted to it? Can I stop taking it? – Clare Hi¬†Clare, Well, you’re definitely not alone. Studies show that over 60,000 adults…


Can I Hang Out With My Old Friends?

Question: I realized a month ago that drugs and alcohol were controlling my life, and I decided that I needed to get clean and sober. I started going to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and Narcotics Anonymous meetings. Since I have made these changes, I have been a lot healthier and a lot more productive. A lot…