Why Meth Users Have Meth Sores and Scabs on Their Faces

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated July 13, 2021

Some of the tell-tale signs of meth abuse include meth sores, scabs, and acne on the face.  Meth causes many users to feel a crawling sensation under their skin (called “formication”), often referred to as “meth mites”, causing them to pick obsessively at their faces, leading to meth scars. Heavy meth usage cuts off the Read More

Is Codependency Bad? The Dangers of Being in a Codependent Relationship

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated July 10, 2021

Codependency in relationships can be extremely toxic, especially to the individual who is struggling with the codependent issues. A codependent person tends to make their relationship more important than anything else—including their own well-being. Those on whom the individual is codependent often give very little of themselves, continuing the cycle of codependent behavior. This type Read More

7 Emotional Addictions that Often Precede Chemical Addictions

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated July 10, 2021

One in seven people in the United States will suffer from some type of drug addiction in their lives. There are many circumstances that can lead to addiction, but none are more powerful than human emotions. If you are stuck in a pattern of emotional addiction, this can often lead to chemical addiction. There is Read More

Exercise, Addiction Recovery and Mental Health at Northbound Treatment Services

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated June 22, 2021

At the forefront of addiction treatment, particularly with co-occurring mental health disorders is activity-based recovery. Exercise and physical activity have long been touted to help with mental health such as depression, anxiety, and more. One reason is that exercise stimulates the body’s production of endorphins and enkephalins, the feel-good hormones in the body. According to Read More

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