September 14, 2019

Alcoholism and College Life

Dealing with Alcoholism and College Life Every teenager dreams of the day when they can go off to college – away from the watchful eye of their parents – become independent for the first time and immerse themselves in the entire college experience. Meeting new friends, joining fraternities or sororities and having a big social […]

September 13, 2019

Balancing the Cost of Treatment and Family Life

Balancing the Cost of Treatment and Family Life One of the worst casualties of addiction can be broken families. Addiction can make marriages end, it can make former cherished best friends no longer speak, and it can make children resent their parents for life. If you have made the decision to finally get help for […]

September 10, 2019

Going Back to School While In Recovery

Going Back to School While In Recovery Finally becoming sober and breaking free from addiction can leave you feeling pretty optimistic about your future. You have already been improving your life in many ways with your health, your lifestyle and your relationships. This can make you feel inspired to keep bettering yourself in other ways, […]

September 3, 2019

How to Support A Family Member with Alcohol Use Disorder

Alcohol use/alcohol addiction formally referred to, as alcohol use disorder is the fourth leading cause of preventable death in the United States, which costs the United States $249 billion per year. Approximately 88,000 lives are lost each year in the United States and 3.3 million worldwide from alcohol-related deaths. Although alcoholism is 2.5 more prevalent […]

August 31, 2019

International Awareness Overdose Day: August 31, 2019

Of the 61,311 preventable drug overdoses in the United States in 2017, more than 43,000 involved opioids. International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held Aug. 31 each year to remember those gone too soon from overdose deaths. Opioids are the leading cause of drug overdose in the United States. Preventable opioid overdose deaths increased by 14% […]

August 29, 2019

Self-Care to Children While You Are in Recovery

Self-Care to Children While You are in Recovery When you first enter recovery, you will start to feel a lot of different emotions that you may have never felt before. The substances you have been abusing have been able to mask those emotions and feelings for you, so when they all come to the surface, […]

August 23, 2019

Types of Opioid Treatment Options

Types of Opioid Treatment Options Over 2.5 million Americans suffer from opioid use disorder which contributed to over 28,000 overdose deaths and the number keeps rising, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Opioid use disorder is a serious, chronic condition that can be fatal if left untreated. Making the decision to get treatment […]

August 22, 2019

Is Hydrocodone an Opioid?

Hydrocodone is a semi-synthetic Schedule II prescription opioid pain medication that is commonly known as Vicodin. Semi-synthetic opioids are synthesized from naturally occurring opium products. In as little as five days of prescribed use, the risk of developing a chronic hydrocodone addiction increases significantly. Hydrocodone is often prescribed for acute pain after procedures and works to […]