• Categories: Awareness, BlogBy 3.4 min read

    This past year brought on many unexpected stressors to our lives, such as; the COVID-19 Pandemic, colder than usual winter weather, many canceled trips and events, and extreme isolation from our friends and family. Now that society has slowly begun to return to normal and summertime is here, this means beaches, pools, and lots of […]

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  • Categories: Alcohol, BlogBy 4.4 min read

    Following nicotine, alcohol is the second most common form of substance abuse in the United States. Alcohol abuse is a severe problem that can lead a person down a self-destructive path, causing injury to themself or others.  Alcohol abuse interferes with your life and puts you at a higher risk for alcohol poisoning. Without proper […]

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  • Categories: Alcohol, Blog, Recover, TreatmentBy 3.2 min read

    Alcoholism is a much more complicated problem than many people realize. The phrase “kicking the habit” makes it sound like stopping biting your nails or giving up dairy. But the truth is, this is an addiction that affects more people than just the alcoholic themselves. And those complications are compounded when you add parenthood into […]

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  • Categories: Alcohol, Awareness, BlogBy 2.9 min read

    The DUI Cost is Often Steep When one is arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, they will most likely need a DUI lawyer. They can usually expect to face harsh consequences which may include jail time. Most likely  hefty fines at a minimum if convicted in court. The DUI cost, however, becomes exponential […]

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  • For more than a decade, the US has been experiencing an opioid epidemic. Each year the number of deaths by drug overdose continue to increase in the United States. Every day in America, on average, there are 130 deaths due to opioid overdose. In the United States, more than 700,200 people suffered death by drug […]

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  • Categories: Blog, Disease of Addiction, RecoverBy 3.7 min read

    Addiction is a complex disease. The disease of addiction affects both the addicted, and those that are close to the addicted. The stigma of addiction can make it very difficult to ask for help. One who is battling addiction can feel ashamed, guilty, alone, and worthless. Supporting and encouraging your loved one’s sobriety will help […]

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  • Recovery from addiction is a lifelong process and treatment for addiction varies for each individual based on individual needs. Treatment programs teach clients how to focus on healthy, sober activities as a way to cope with anxiety, stress, depression, or PTSD. The coping mechanisms that you learn in treatment must be used throughout recovery to […]

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  • Deafening Silence… I heard this two word expression so many times, but I did not put much thought into it. That is until the day my life changed in just a quick moment. Our son’s behavior started to change in subtle ways. He seemed to be secretive and sneaking around at times. We caught him […]

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  • Categories: Blog, TreatmentBy 4.1 min read

    Treatment prepares you for lifestyle changes in recovery. Treatment also teaches you how to develop a plan to make a seamless transition into a new sober lifestyle. Recovery planning will help you avoid triggers, maintain a healthy diet, sustain emotional wellness, and discover healthy, enjoyable activities. Each treatment program is tailored to fit each person’s […]

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  • Categories: Blog, Disease of AddictionBy 2 min read

    Addiction is a complex brain disease and changes the brain chemically and physiologically. The addicted brain is a vital organ in the human body. It controls how we move, walk, talk, and speak. The brain adapts to environmental changes and allows us to cope with negative emotions, form memories, and learn. Drugs and alcohol affect […]

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  • Categories: Blog, Disease of AddictionBy 2 min read

    Addiction makes it difficult to quit drugs and alcohol, and puts a person at risk of developing serious mental and physical health problems. Drugs and alcohol hijack the brain and change the way the brain works to control a body’s functions. Eventually, the brain becomes dependent on the drugs and alcohol and needs more of […]

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  • Categories: Blog, Disease of AddictionBy 2.2 min read

    “We can all help prevent suicide. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-8255.” Abuse comes in many forms and sometimes leaves scars we cannot see. Verbal abuse destroys a person’s […]

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  • Categories: Blog, RecoverBy 2 min read

    Addiction hinders your ability to take care of yourself and eat the right foods. When your body is not fed with good nutrition, it becomes physically and emotionally sick. Taking care of your body is vital in addiction recovery. Good nutrition plays an important role for your physical health and wellness in sobriety. In treatment, […]

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  • Categories: Awareness, BlogBy 2 min read

    Excessive gaming can affect a person’s physical and mental health, personal relationships, and work or school. Drug or alcohol addiction changes the way the brain functions and the same happens when a person has a gaming addiction. This makes the person continue gaming despite negative consequences. Excessive gaming can lead to isolation, social anxiety, and […]

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  • Categories: Awareness, BlogBy 2.1 min read

    Medical professionals prescribe painkillers as a way to manage pain from an injury, surgery, or trauma. Painkillers are highly addictive opioids, such as Oxycontin, Vicodin, Dilaudid, and Demerol. These medications are used to treat pain, short-term; however, opioids are also used for long-term illnesses such as cancer. The opioid epidemic has been declared a national […]

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