Find out more about the cycle of addiction and how it relates to COVID-19. Is the problem the cycle of addiction or is it the moniker “relapse is a part of recovery?” How can using drugs or alcohol be a part of not using drugs or alcohol?
Read more about why medication assisted treatment isn't always the best option for opioid addiction. Opinions on MAT vary, but abstinence-based treatments may be the best bet for long-term sobriety.
I “came to” one morning behind a public bus stop. I was soaked in alcohol from the night before and sick from a five-day methamphetamine binge. As I sat up and looked around, I didn’t really see anything that made sense to me. I thought to myself, “where am I?”
Find out more about the insanity of addiction. Addiction is a formidable enemy in our modern society and too often, addicts and alcoholics are stigmatized by this battle and this stigma can prevent people from seeking drug and alcohol rehabilitation help.
Not confronting an addict or alcoholic before the holidays and waiting until after Christmas won’t go well. Instead of having the stereotypical Christmas with the family waking up early Christmas morning and opening presents around the tree, the real scene is often a bit darker and definitely not something the family wants, so here are 3 reasons not to wait until after the holidays to get your loved one help.
While bad parenting does not cause addiction, good parenting can certainly help prevent addiction in the first place.
Contingency management is a system where drug users and alcoholics can get monetary rewards for participating in treatment practices, going to therapy, and passing drug screens. Some treatment providers have started offering the program through a phone app, where patients can acquire up to $600 over the period of a year.
Going to treatment and handling addiction is one of the hardest things a person will ever do. What makes treatment so difficult is the idea of facing one's own demons instead of running from them or drinking or drugging them away. The following is an amazing story from one of our recent graduates who was able to do just that.
When a drug user has finally had enough of living one high to the next, detox and treatment is the only viable option. The "Catch-22" is that while they need to get off the drugs to save their lives, detoxing is terrifying and seems impossible to do without the help of replacement drugs.
One night in May 2014, I was at my wits’ end. I wasn’t far from death. I was drinking a handle and a half of vodka per day. I had a meltdown and was yelling at the sky for God to give me an answer. That answer was Narconon.