Why are we in a heroin pandemic? The REAL Reason…

Is the Prescription Pain Pill Epidemic The Real Reason for the Heroin Pandemic? Many say the heroin pandemic is a result of the prescription pain killer epidemic, but I feel this isn’t the whole truth. In a world where you see pharmaceutical commercials every five minutes on TV, this couldn’t be further from the truth.This may educate you as to what the real reason is and the solution to the problem. This may make some… "Why are we in a heroin pandemic? The REAL Reason…"

Do You Need Relapse Prevention Therapy?

Why Do You Need Relapse Prevention Therapy? When you’re treating an addiction to drugs and alcohol relapse prevention therapy and be important in avoiding relapse. A relapse occurs when the addict in recovery returns to the addictive behavior, meaning he starts drinking or using drugs again. Many addicts relapse on drugs and alcohol due to acting out on old behaviors.   Some of the signs that precede a relapse: Angry or disgruntled behavior (yelling – lying –…

"Do You Need Relapse Prevention Therapy?"

What You Need to Know About Alcohol Relapse Prevention

Do you know about relapse prevention? Most people don’t realize that a relapse starts weeks, even months before you start drinking alcohol again. There are a few signs that you are given to. However, since you’re not actively searching for them, most people don’t even notice them. This ends with a relapse, which is why I am writing about relapse prevention. According to Gorski relapse prevention methods and studies, there are 3 different stages of…

"What You Need to Know About Alcohol Relapse Prevention"

The Personal Journey of Recovery One Man’s Addiction Story

The Journey of Recovery is a Rocky Mountain it takes Faith to Navigate its Terrain  The question you need to ask yourself: Are you or your loved one worth saving? I believe you are. It all starts with the first step forward… Ask for Help! I grew up with a good family in a good home and loved by many. My perception was quite the opposite which caused a lot of the mess that came from addiction…

"The Personal Journey of Recovery One Man’s Addiction Story"

Budget Cuts Continue To Affect Substance Abuse Programs

Budget cuts are affecting substance abuse programs across the nation. At Bright Futures Treatment Center, our doors stay open for all men seeking recovery. The importance of raising awareness about the prevalence of men’s drug addiction, especially with a heroin epidemic sweeping the nation, cannot be understated. Overdoses are on the rise as prescription pain pills and high purity heroin slowly creep their way into middle-class suburban neighborhoods. Many police forces now carry Narcan, and… "Budget Cuts Continue To Affect Substance Abuse Programs"

Getting Healthy and Recovering from Addiction

Recovering from addiction isn’t an easy task, but once you have recovered it shouldn’t just stop there… So… you’ve solved the drink and the drug problem. I am truly grateful that you have. The truth is though; the journey to recovery doesn’t just stop there. The reality is that over the years of drinking and drugging we have done a lot of damage to our bodies and we need to work on it as soon… "Getting Healthy and Recovering from Addiction"

Substance Abuse in Veterans with PTSD

PTSD and SUD Substance Use Disorder PTSD Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Abuse PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) is a common occurrence in many soldiers who have made it back from war. Many struggle with lost friends and imagery instilled in their mind from their active duty experience. Substance abuse in veterans with PTSD is not too much different than those who struggle with substance abuse or addiction from a young age. The only difference is… "Substance Abuse in Veterans with PTSD"

Is Drug & Alcohol Addiction a Genetic Disease?

Is Addiction a Genetic Disease The brain is a muscle, anything you train it to do, you become dependent upon and the repetition develops the need for more of the same thing. This applies to drug and alcohol addiction as well... What role does family history have on your addiction? The most noteworthy research states that addiction accounts to 50% genetic predisposition and 50% poor coping skills developed as children. Numerous studies have confirmed this over… "Is Drug & Alcohol Addiction a Genetic Disease?"

The Addicts Mother to other Mothers

This story comes to you from the addicts mother. I lost my son to heroin addiction. I am writing this to separate the real from the fake. Some of what I will write may be too real for some to accept.  However, it is my truth and my hopes are to educate the family of the alcoholic or drug addict. Michael's Story of Addiction The point of view from the addicts mother. My son Michael… "The Addicts Mother to other Mothers"

Too Many Addicts Not Enough Help!

The Heroin Addiction Crisis & Not Enough Solution for the Problem The heroin addiction crisis in America is at an all-time high, no pun intended.  The truth is it’s not a laughing matter. We face several issues, but this article will address three. Heroin addiction & overdoses seem to be a common occurrence. It seems that every day there is another R.I.P. status on Facebook. What is the solution for addiction treatment? What are we… "Too Many Addicts Not Enough Help!"

Benefits of Long-Term Drug & Alcohol Treatment Program

What are the benefits of a Long-Term Treatment Program? Do you really think that by simply discontinuing the use of drugs you can come out of the addiction problem? Drugs and Alcohol destroy a person to such an extent that coming out of it not only becomes difficult but also requires a lot of time. Short-term recoveries are available but the problem with them is going back to the addiction after a certain time has… "Benefits of Long-Term Drug & Alcohol Treatment Program"