When you begin treatment for drug and alcohol recovery, you’re likely to feel alone—or at the very least, lonely. While it might be tempting to start a new romantic relationship, experts advise just the opposite: stay on your own until you’ve got some sober time under your belt in a drug recovery program. Why Stay.. read more →

While there is more than one path toward addiction recovery, we can all use support as we strive for long-term sobriety. One place many people have found additional support is in the sober blogosphere. Writing blogs is a way for some people to express their struggles with alcohol and drug addiction (as well as mental.. read more →

Everyone who has faced addiction has wondered how to quit drugs—and has most likely tried to quit ‘cold turkey,’ as they say. Quitting cold turkey means quitting abruptly, without a gradual reduction in how much or how often you use drugs or alcohol. While most people who quit drugs or alcohol don’t receive any treatment,.. read more →

Opiate addiction can happen in the blink of an eye. A waiter burns his hand on boiling water while on the job. His employer sends him to the emergency room, just to be on the safe side. His hand is treated topically, and he is given a prescription for Vicodin. In this case, the waiter.. read more →

Rehab is so much more than just a brief respite from a drug-addicted, alcohol fueled lifestyle, which is why a great deal of the rehabilitation work that we do focuses on the long-term mental health of the client. This is especially true in our Co-occurring Services Program, which helps clients suffering from a dual diagnosis.. read more →

When the news of athletes battling a drug addiction features prominent on the evening news, most people shake their heads and wonder, how can that happen? In a world where athletes are looked up to as heroes and role models, particularly those who gain fame and notoriety either by their athletic prowess, their looks, or.. read more →

W-18 is a powerful synthetic drug that has just started to hit the streets in the United States and Canada. This is very scary stuff. Although it was first synthesized around 35 years ago, it is a relative newcomer on the illegal drug market. There are no hard statistics available yet on drug abuse cases.. read more →

Prince Rogers Nelson – known to millions simply as the musician Prince – died recently from an accidental fentanyl overdose at the age of 57. Questions abounded from his worldwide fan base when the shocking news broke. After Prince’s autopsy results were released, many people wondered: “What is fentanyl, anyway?” Despite its meteoric rise on.. read more →

Going to rehab can be hard. Paying for rehab can be even harder. It doesn’t have to be that way. When the time comes to make the call and enter a drug and alcohol treatment center, there are many payment options available, some of which are not obvious. Understanding the Financial Challenges of Entering Rehab.. read more →

No other industry has seen a greater percentage of its best and brightest stars fall from grace at the hands of drug and alcohol addiction. Sometimes it seems like drug abuse is almost a prerequisite to rock and roll stardom. From Janis Joplin to Amy Winehouse; from Jim Morrison to Kurt Cobain; drug addiction has.. read more →