The Truth about Drug Abuse and Addiction in the United States

Drugs & Their Popularity in the United States are Staggering Made popular in the 1960s by mass media and music, drugs have been a part of United States culture. They don’t choose age, sex, race, monthly income, or education. Drugs conquered all. There’s estimation that over 208 million people in the world consume illegal drugs. Only in the United States, and according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health from 2007, around 19.9 million…

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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…

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What should you look for in a sober living facility?

Here is what you should be looking for in a sober living facility? A sober living facility or in some cases a halfway house can be a crucial part of a recovering individual’s recovery from substance abuse. Much can be written pro and con about sober living communities. We can’t stress the fact enough that it’s imperative to do your research on a facility before you decide on residing there. In this post we are… "What should you look for in a sober living facility?"

The Importance of Morning Positive Affirmations

30 Positive Affirmations to Kick Off the Week Positively Why are affirmations so important? Affirmations are important because they allow you to assure yourself of who you are and what you’re capable of. They also further affirm the facts about yourself which you may or may not believe to be true. Affirmations can be negative or positive; in fact you may already tell yourself affirmations throughout the day already without even knowing it. For example… "The Importance of Morning Positive Affirmations"

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…

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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"

How to Cope with Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms

Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms & How to Cope Right now our country in overwhelmed with an influx of heroin and opiate addiction. It’s on such a scale that the treatment industry as a whole is overwhelmed and can’t help everyone that calls into their rehabilitation center looking for drug and alcohol treatment. Many give up hope and turn to detoxing from home “cold turkey”. We wouldn’t recommend you do this, but if you do here is… "How to Cope with Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms"

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"

Relapse Prevention and Our Emotional Barometer

The Emotional Barometer Explosion That Precedes Relapse Understanding Your Emotional Barometer Could Prevent Relapse. 99% of humans have an emotional barometer. As humans we’re created to experience many emotions like anger, sadness, happiness and joyfulness. Unfortunately, many of us have been raised by family and conditioned to believe that certain emotions are wrong to have or we’re wrong for acting out on them. We can handle these emotions in either a negative way or a… "Relapse Prevention and Our Emotional Barometer"

Celebrities Who Died From Drug Overdose

How Many Celebrities Have Died from Overdose? It doesn’t make a difference where you live, how old you are, what your economic status or how famous you are, you are susceptible to becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol. Addiction can be deadly. The number of celebrities that have passed away due to overdose in the last few years should prove this point. Many of these celebrities had everything to live for in the eyes of the… "Celebrities Who Died From Drug Overdose"

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"

The Importance of a Drug and Alcohol Counselor

What is the Importance of a Drug Alcohol Counselor? Drug abuse is a big issue that has to be addressed as soon as possible before it gets too serious. It has become more widespread in the recent years because of a number of factors. A person needs to get rid of addiction to be able to prevent other related problems and the person struggling with substance abuse needs is a drug and alcohol counselor who uses various… "The Importance of a Drug and Alcohol Counselor"