In the addiction field, we hear about it all the time. Family members who are worried about their loved ones but they aren’t sure how to confront them about the problem.
“My loved one is homeless, underweight unemployed and on the brink of losing not only his sanity but his freedom as well if he does not get help soon. Every time I offer him help he turns me down and has a new excuse for every day of the week!”
Colorado drug overdose deaths have tripled over the last twenty years with 2017 having the highest amount.
Every day families across the country struggle as they watch their loved ones battle with addiction. For many, it is easy to lose hope because it seems like the person they love so much does not want to change. It is a hard thing to watch someone that you care about slowly destroy their life.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), long-term mental health risks of excessive alcohol use include anxiety and depression.
On Friday, November 2nd the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the new pharmaceutical drug Dsuvia which is an extremely high strength opioid. The potent painkiller is 500-1000 times more powerful than Morphine and ten times stronger than one of the strongest opioids fentanyl.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but recently I’ve seen an explosion on social media of memes that depict mom’s drinking wine in order to cope with their children.
During my Withdrawal experience, I have discovered many things about myself. My first few days have been challenging but in a good way. I have learned some ways to help control my anxiety and urges to drink.
Getting sober is just the first step towards a life of addiction recovery. The recovery process is about self-growth and realization. True recovery is a lifelong process of learning. At Narconon Colorado, we do our best to provide a solid foundation for the journey.
The idea of quitting drugs or alcohol is often a scary thought to someone who is caught up in addiction. The fear of going through withdrawal or living a life of sobriety often times holds people back from taking the first step towards a better life.