An unfortunate side effect of the addiction problem across the United States is the increased rate of improperly disposed of needles in public spaces.
John Kapoor, the founder of Insys Therapeutics has been found guilty of racketeering conspiracy along with four of his co-defendants for running a bribery scheme across The United States.
It has become a grim reality that going to the funeral of a friend has become commonplace for most young adults. Too many people have begun to lose count of how many people they know who have died from a drug overdose.
I’ve heard this time and time again from people and it is usually in the context of somebody trying to downplay their unhealthy relationship with alcohol. Sometimes people will try to defend their drinking by saying they aren’t an alcoholic and they can stop any time they want.
It can be a challenge to try and explain to someone who has never experienced addiction first hand what it is like to overcome an addiction. People can empathize but they cannot truly understand it unless they have gone through it themselves.
No one plans on becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol. It can actually happen pretty quickly and rather easily. Oftentimes substance abuse starts out as something that someone participates in to relax and have a good time.
One of the best things about working at an addiction rehabilitation center is having the opportunity to see people overcome adversity and regain control of their lives. Addiction recovery isn’t always easy but it is certainly possible—we have the privilege of seeing it happen every day. One of our recent graduates shares his experience of taking the steps towards a better life.
Before I came to rehab, I was in the deepest darkest hole I had ever dug myself into. I ended up becoming something that I hated, something that I truly despised. I became a heroin addict. A heroin addict that chose to shoot up dope, rather than enjoying the smiles and words from my loved ones.
Overcoming addiction is an amazing accomplishment. Although it is a challenging experience, the end results are well worth the effort needed to regain control of one’s life. Two of our recent graduates share their experiences…
The other morning I was exercising at the gym when all of a sudden a song came on over the speakers that instantly brought me back to one of the darkest times in my life.