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5 Reasons To Get Help For Addiction Now

If you are struggling with alcohol or drug addiction, you need to get help NOW. Getting addiction treatment will help you get your life back or even save your life. The sad truth is that many choose to not get help. It is estimated that only 10% of people addicted [...]

Exercise & Sobriety

Getting sober is hard. Physical activity and exercise can give drug or alcohol recovery an extra boost. When a person turns from their addiction, many times a void needs to be filled. Exercise can be used to fill this void and give a routine or focus other than using drugs [...]

How To Live With A Recovering Alcoholic

When a loved one is seeking help for a drinking problem and is on the road to recovery, there is a feeling of instant relief and hope by family members and friends. Not far behind these emotions are doubt and fear. Thoughts are common such as: “What if my [...]

How To Help A Loved One Avoid Relapse

It is a huge relief when a loved one receives professional help for substance abuse. Getting sober is not easy and living a sober life is a life long commitment, but the road to recovery is easier with the help and encouragement of family and friends. During the recovery process it is not uncommon [...]

ADDICTION: Was I Born This Way?

With drug or alcohol addiction, there is no single factor determining if a person will become addicted. It is true that a person may be more likely to become an addict over another because of a genetic predisposition. Even though an “addiction gene” has not been identified, research does show that genes [...]

Binge Drinking

Binge drinking is the consumption of a large amount of alcohol with the goal of getting drunk. The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines binge drinking as drinking alcohol to the level that brings the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to .08 gram percent or above. For most adults, this [...]

Abstinence Based Treatment vs. Medication Assisted Treatment (M.A.T.)

A person suffering from opioid or heroin addiction has options in considering what treatment plan to choose to fight their addiction. There is an opiate and heroin epidemic and communities, legislatures, and medical communities are working hard to find ways to help those struggling. There are essentially two treatment plans available [...]

Prescription Opiate Drugs

Prescription opiate drugs and heroin have become an epidemic problem with drug addiction. Opioid related deaths are rampant with 20,101 prescription pain reliever overdose deaths and 12,990 overdose deaths related to heroin in 2015. Prescription opioids are drugs prescribed for pain relief by a doctor. These drugs provide many people the [...]