Addiction Recovery Success Stories

Plan to Give Yourself Grace for the New Year

Whether you love or hate resolutions, there is no doubt they’re a time-honored New Year’s tradition for many people. And, while it’s never a bad idea to identify areas of your life in need of improvement, it’s also wise to recognize where you are on [...]

Fighting Procrastination During 2020

It's human nature to procrastinate a bit when you're faced with a difficult task, but constantly putting off challenges can seriously derail your recovery efforts. Get yourself back on track with these 5 helpful tips. 1. Break Long-Term Goals into Short-Term Goals When you're in [...]

2019-11-26T18:37:08+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Tags: , , |

Alcohol and Anxiety: What You Need to Know

According to statistics gathered by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, a little more than 86% of adults in the US have used alcohol at some point in their lives. Over 70% have had a drink within the last year, and 56% have [...]

Best Ways to Handle Drug or Alcohol Relapse

Addiction is a pervasive issue throughout the United States. It affects every state, impacting most communities and many families. According to a report from the U.S. Surgeon General, more than 27 million Americans use illegal drugs or abuse prescription medications, while more than 66 million [...]

OxyContin, Oxycodone and Prescription Opioid Abuse

Addiction to prescription opioid painkillers has been a problem from just about the time that opioids were first prescribed. The take-away from this is that all opioids have a high potential for abuse and addiction. Not only are they physically addictive, they are also mentally [...]

6 Myths About Opioid Use Disorder

The United States may represent fewer than 5% of the world’s population, but we consume more opioids than any other country: approximately 30% of the world’s supply.(1) It’s no wonder why addiction was declared a national emergency. Opioids, including prescription opioids, heroin and fentanyl, killed [...]

Medical Detox Is the Safest Way to Begin Your Addiction Recovery

For many men and women, detox is the first step in addiction treatment, but it's not a step you should take at home. A do-it-yourself detox is unlikely to be effective and may jeopardize your health—or your life. A medically supervised detox positions you for [...]

Why You May Not Be Able to Stop Using Drugs on Your Own

You want to stop using drugs – congratulations! You’ve taken the first step. The decision to stop is the fundamental step to making a much-needed change. The next step is to set yourself up for success - and there are some important points you should [...]

2019-11-26T16:45:27+00:00April 26th, 2019|Tags: , , |

How Do I Know If My Teenager Is Taking Drugs?

Your beautiful, delightful, clever, outgoing teenager has changed. They have become moody and introspective. They won’t talk to you anymore. If they do answer your questions, it’s only a surly one-word answer. Is it teenage hormones that are raging as they grow and learn to [...]

2019-11-26T16:43:40+00:00April 19th, 2019|Tags: , |

How to Manage Chronic Pain After Opiate Detox

Chronic pain is debilitating, making it difficult to think about anything else. Opioids are usually the go-to for treating chronic pain, but for someone who’s completed opiate detox, they aren’t an option. Fortunately, there are alternatives for pain management for people who are in recovery [...]