Opioid addiction is an epidemic in this country. Thousands of people abuse opioids and thousands of people overdose and die because of opioid use each year. Opioids affect the nervous system by attaching themselves to opioid receptors and reduce the perception of pain. They come from the opium poppy with morphine being the active substance.… Continue Reading What is Vivitrol?
Since we are young children many of us watch our parents pour a glass of wine with dinner or open a beer to watch the football game. Most family barbecues consist of hamburgers, hot dogs, and booze. We watch people drink to have fun, drink with food, and drink to relax. As teenagers we can’t… Continue Reading Socially Accepted Addiction
Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common and serious mood disorder that often coexists with drug addiction; sometimes as one of the root causes, while other times as a result of substance abuse. It affects how you think, feel, and handle daily activities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention… Continue Reading Depression and Addiction
Treatment centers understand that addiction is lifelong disease. While they do their best to give patients all the tools they need to manage stress, triggers, and cravings for their addiction, sometimes things are still too much for them or they have a moment of weakness and relapse. Relapse is when an addict has been clean… Continue Reading Recovery after Relapse
Everyone loves a good movie, especially when it stars some of your favorite actors and actresses. The best movies really come down to good acting, a good plot, and an ability for both to connect to the audience. Documentaries on addiction, about real people afflicted with substance abuse issues requires no acting and an inside… Continue Reading Top 10 Documentaries on Addiction
According to internal federal documents obtained by The Washington Post, drug testing in 2016 showed that almost eight percent of railroad workers involved in accidents tested positive for marijuana, ecstasy, benzodiazepine, cocaine, morphine, and OxyContin. The number of drug-positives test obtained after accidents was ten times higher than ten years ago. In 2014 the number… Continue Reading Railroad Workers and Addiction
A big part of recovery treatment is physical fitness and staying healthy. Along with the healthy meals planned for you during treatment there is scheduled time for physical activity. Every day includes a structured time for fitness and exercise, with a therapist involved to help you design an appropriate program for your needs. Exercise is… Continue Reading Benefits of Physical Fitness In and After Treatment
Recovery can give you a lot! It can give you a new lease on life. It can give you the chance to reclaim and mend broken or damaged past relationships. It can even give you your life back. In short, recovery is the gift-giver OF ALL gift givers. We all have gifts that recovery has… Continue Reading What is the gift you give? Let’s share that gift!