Addiction

Have you ever heard the phrase, “words are power”? Well, we would have to agree, and one place where you see that most powerfully manifested is in the use of mantras. Literally, a mantra is a word or phrase that can be repeated over and over again in order to promote concentration, particularly for meditation. However, a mantra has many meanings and purposes. Sometimes it’s a prayer, and many people recovering from addiction use the serenity prayer as a sort of mantra to re-focus the mind. However, a mantra can also be thought of as a slogan, a rallying cry, a catchphrase, or positive self-talk.

Trouble Sleeping? Many people come into Pomarri addicted to either ambien or lunesta, both new sleeping pills that are marketed as safer and less addictive than previous drugs.  Demand for sleeping pills have increased dramatically over the past few years — about 4% every year.  In 2011, nearly 60 million sleep aid prescriptions are filed every year, and 1 in 4 people reported using some type of drug to help them sleep.  Unfortunately, this has led to many different problems including a dramatic increase of emergency-room visits due to zolpidem, an active ingredient in many sleep aids.  

There are a few different medical treatments that are used to treat addictions such as heroin and other opiates, such as suboxone and vivitrol.  These treatments help manage withdrawal symptoms and also can decrease the risk of relapse.  Read on to learn more.

Roommates having a serious talk You’ve noticed that your friend has changed. She’s unable to hold up her responsibilities at home and at work. She’s let some of the hobbies and friends that used to mean so much to her slip away. You’re concerned that her habits with drugs or alcohol are impairing her life, and that she may not be able to fix it alone. How do you help her? What is your responsibility regarding this person that you love? And how do you open up this difficult conversation when she may be very resistant to your concern?

A magic mushroom on a tableMushrooms are well known throughout society as a hallucinogenic substance that are able to cause illusions in people's’ brains. However, not a lot is commonly known about the history and effects that mushrooms actually have on your body. Although not nearly as dangerous as many other illicit substances, hallucinogenic mushrooms are a drug that has the potential to cause serious harm to a person’s mental health. Spreading useful information about this substance can help people understand why it can have a negative effect on their health. So, without further ado, here are some facts about mushrooms...