Why Addiction is a Chronic Disease, Not a Choice

Despite the overwhelming evidence proving against such, many people continue to argue addiction is a choice people continue to make. However, this could not be further from the truth, as addiction is a chronic disease like any other. According to DrugAbuse.gov, studies have shown addiction is likened to a brain disease in that it causes […]

Living Healthier with Our Life Skills Development Program

Sober living is a success, and it is only possible if one is determined to live healthier in every aspect of his life. This is something our Life Skills Development Program at Blueprints for Recovery strives to do, as we feel it is particularly useful for the addict seeking a better life. Our team believes […]

Withdrawal Symptoms of Adderall

Adderall, a stimulant medication meant for treating ADHD and narcolepsy, is abused by millions. On college campuses especially, prescriptions are widely traded between patients and non-patients—sometimes for studying, more often for partying. When abused, Adderall similarly to methamphetamine, cocaine, and MDMA (ecstasy). It dramatically increased dopamine activity in the brain, causing either a state of […]

How Do You Know When a Former Addict is Relapsing?

Addiction is so often an uphill battle, and it is never truly over. This is why so many addicts, regardless of the substance in question, are susceptible to a relapse at some point in their lives. Whether you are a parent, sibling, friend, or loved one of a young adult who suffers from addiction, it […]

Common Signs of Alcoholism

Alcoholism is an ugly disease. Sadly, it severely affects young men in an overwhelming manner, specifically those ranging from 18-30. It is inherently addictive in nature, which is why it is one of the most hazardous substances in the world. Not only is it available more than any other dangerous substance, it is socially accepted […]