Hope In Rehabilitation

Loving someone who is addicted to a mind-altering substance is more than frustrating. You may have watched the person lose their job, turn away their spouse, lose their home, and even give up contact with their children. You may have witnessed the person repeatedly enter rehabilitation programs only to exit and soon turn back to using […]

What Are Some Common Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal?

According to a study conducted by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 7% of all adults in the United States admitted to heavy drinking in the past month. Heavy drinking is defined as having five or more drinks on the same occasion on five or more days in the past month. A more […]

The Importance of Human Connection in the Recovery Process

As the rate of loneliness creeps upward in the United States, there has been an increase of research exploring the connection between isolation and substance use, as well as the power of human connection to aid in recovery. The Correlation Between Loneliness and Substance Abuse A national survey conducted by Cigna in 2018 found that […]

What to Know About Seeking Drug Treatment While Pregnant

Many states have recently enacted laws to crack down on mothers who expose their unborn children to illicit substances, but the consumption of drugs and alcohol during pregnancy remains relatively common. As recently as 2012, nearly six percent of expectant mothers reported using illegal drugs during their pregnancy, along with another eight and a half percent who used […]

Tips On Holding An Intervention

Interventions allow friends and family members to proactively reach out to someone in trouble. And statistics show that they work. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, 90 percent of people get help following an intervention. These tips can help your family stage a life-changing intervention for someone you love. Choose Participants Well When asking […]

How Childhood Experience Impacts Substance Abuse

A number of studies link childhood trauma to addictions in adulthood. Trauma disrupts brain structure and can make addiction more likely for those impacted.  In the Adverse Childhood Experience study by Kaiser Permanente and the CDC, researchers found that 17,000 patients who experienced trauma in childhood later had substance abuse and impulse control challenges. How is Childhood Trauma […]

Reality Of Unintentional Drug Poisoning In The U.S.

Almost any drug can become lethal poison when accidentally ingested or taken in amounts that exceed healthy limits. Another cause of unintentional poisoning is found when the elderly mistakenly take the wrong drug to treat a chronic condition. But, of all the accidental overdoses, opioids are causing the largest increase in accidental overdoses that lead […]

Strength in Numbers – Your Sober Support Team

Individuals that are on the path towards living a clean and sober lifestyle will find it very useful to put extra effort into creating a sober support system before living an in-patient treatment center. Upon leaving a substance abuse treatment program, the structure at home and work can be stressful to a recovering addict or alcoholic. […]