How to Deal With Recovery and Resentment

July 2nd, 2015 Blog
You worked hard to quit using, but now that you’re sober, you’re finding yourself feeling angry and resentful. You blame others for the problems in your life, and you believe things would be different if only this person or event hadn’t happened. The problem with resentment is that it lets you avoid dealing with more...

Are “Safe” Drugs the Answer?

June 19th, 2015 Blog
What would you rather lose, a few dollars or your life? That is the idea behind DanceSafe, an awareness and education organization that offered drug testing at Coachella and other music festivals, dance events and raves. Specifically targeting the drug 3.4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), otherwise known as “ more...

Pain Management Techniques

June 18th, 2015 Blog
Pain is a way of life for many people. Living with chronic pain as a result of injury or disease can be very difficult. Think back to the last time you had a headache, a sore back from doing too much yard work, or a toe stubbed on the coffee table. Remember how distracting the pain was? If it lasted a couple days, more...

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Drug Testing at Festivals Could Save Lives

June 18th, 2015 Blog
Summer means warmer temperatures, and warmer temperatures mean the start of music festival season. For emergency departments and law enforcement, music festivals mean one thing: increased rates of death and injury from drug overdose. Music festivals and drug use often seem to go hand in hand. From heroin to bath sal more...

What’s the Difference Between Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment?

June 10th, 2015 Blog
Recognizing you have an alcohol or drug addiction is a monumental first step on a journey to recovery. Cutting through the denial and admitting to the destructive behavior is difficult and even painful for both the addict and surrounding family and friends. Remember that you are not alone. Consider the following more...

When Alcoholism Leads to Job Loss – Tips for Recovering

May 21st, 2015 Blog
It isn’t uncommon for individuals suffering from alcoholism to lose their jobs as the condition progresses. This doesn’t mean that these individuals will never work again, but it should serve as a reminder of how important recovery from addiction is to leading a positive, focused life. While losing your job because more...

Why Mommies Shouldn’t Drink for Two: A Letter to Addicted Mothers

May 7th, 2015 Blog
Dear Mommy: I can’t believe it – I’m your child! I’m growing inside you and am so excited to meet you. I can hear your voice, feel you around me, and love the sensation when you walk. Most of all, I just enjoy being with you. But I do have one request: can you please stop drinking alcohol and abusing drugs? more...

Sharing the Addiction Story: Addicts Helping Addicts in Recovery

April 23rd, 2015 Blog
Isolation. Hopelessness. Shame. These feelings are common among individuals who are or have been addicted to drugs or alcohol. It’s easy to forget these feelings are common among addicted individuals. As a former addict, you can help an addict feel welcome in the recovery community by sharing your unique story. more...

The Six Stages of Alcoholism

April 20th, 2015 Blog
Alcoholism is a disease, and like most diseases, it progresses with gradually worsening symptoms. Fortunately, alcoholism does not have to run its course. Seeking treatment can reverse many of the complications of the disease and help you successfully manage addiction. Stage One: Early Alcoholism or Heavy Drinking? more...

Coffee vs. Cocaine and Other Drugs: The Facts About Addiction Might Surprise You

April 16th, 2015 Blog
Do you have a hard time functioning in the morning without a latte or your morning cup of coffee? You’re not alone. According to the FDA, about 80% of adults in the United States drink coffee each day. About 38% of us say we “need” our coffee to get through the workday, but is it just a turn of phrase? Not more...
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