Narconon gave me my life back. I carried such a heavy load from my past and years of drug and alcohol use. It weighed me down in so many ways.
Find out more about why the War on Drugs was a war that should never have been fought and did nothing to help prevent a major public health crisis.
Currently, medication-assisted treatment is used in the treatment of opioids and alcohol. There are no approved MAT protocols for other drugs, but that hasn’t kept some from trying to find new ways to treat addiction to one substance with another despite little evidence of efficacy.
Learn more about how the COVID-19 pandemic might have significantly increased alcohol consumption in the United States. More people have started drinking since quarantine and lockdowns last March.
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.