Why Does Addiction Lead To Suicide?

Unfortunately, over fifty percent of all suicides are associated with drug and alcohol dependency and at least 25 percent of alcoholics and drug addicts commit suicide. According to this study, over 70 percent of adolescent suicides also may be complicated by drug and alcohol abuse. These rates of suicide are substantially higher than the probability of a non-addicted person to …

Addiction: Disease or Decision?

If you drive down the streets of Los Angeles, Denver, Seattle, or almost any other major city around the country, you are more than likely to notice masses of homeless people who look like they’ve been through hell and back. Unfortunately, a majority of these people are not only homeless, but many of them also tend to be addicts. As …

Burn Your Boats

“In 1519, the Spanish explorer and conquistador Hernando Cortez decided that he wanted to seize the treasure that the Aztecs had been hoarding. He took his soldiers and sailors and landed his 11 ships on the shores of the Yucatan.” He knew the Aztecs would not willingly go down and would put up a fight with everything they had. It …

How To Solve Workplace Substance Abuse

Most working adults have witnessed addiction amongst our colleagues, and have no idea how to handle these types of situations. Approximately 16 percent of emergency room patients injured at work have alcohol in their system. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence found that 70 percent of Americans who use illegal drugs are employed. 24 percent of workers reported …

Conquer Your Fear Of Withdrawal

The fear of withdrawal and the discomfort that comes with it is one of the main reasons, if not the number one reason why people delay going to treatment, but you should not allow temporary discomfort to prevent you from living a clean and sober life. This is an important part of recovery that you must go through to detoxify …

Why Do I Keep Relapsing?

Everything was going perfect for a month or so after treatment, but then things started to change and eventually you relapsed. Maybe this happened to you a couple of times and you’re not sure why. Recovery is a journey and treatment is only the first step, the real road to recovery begins after treatment when you’re responsible for taking care …