What Are The Signs Of Prescription Opioid Abuse?

The United States is currently in the worst drug crisis in American history. In 2015 and 2016 combined, more than 92,000 people died from drug overdoses, and many of them were from prescription opioids. This epidemic affects 2.5 million Americans, nearly half a million of whom are addicted to heroin which opioid addicts turn to, because the cost is significantly …

Can you get high without drugs?

Even though the term “high” is most often associated with the feeling you get from doing drugs, it can also mean a euphoric or excited state. Everybody loves that feeling of euphoria and as soon as that feeling dissipates we try to get it back as soon as we can. This is why it’s hard for addicts to quit their …

How To Maintain Sobriety After Treatment

After successfully completing a treatment program what are the next steps to take to maintain sobriety? Even with all of the momentum and enthusiasm you gained from successfully finishing your rehab, it can still be difficult to maintain your sobriety after you return home again. Some people may be overconfident coming out of treatment, thinking that they can now walk …

Embrace The Obstacles

Most of us have big goals that we want to achieve and we’re all so willing to get started when everything looks great in our heads, because that’s where it’s easy. Half of us believe in our imagination that everything we have to do to achieve our goals seems so effortless and everything seems to fall into place seamlessly. The …

How much money is your alcohol addiction really costing you?

Is money something that’s always on your mind? Many people can relate that money seems to go so fast, but it takes much longer for it to come back to us and while we wait we can be in a load of stress figuring out how we’re going to take care of our expenses. A 2015 survey by the American …

The Magic Of Mini-Goals

Inch by inch, life’s a cinch; yard by yard, life is hard. Achieving a huge goal like lifetime sobriety or going the rest of your life drug free is an enormous task. Breaking down that one big goal into many smaller goals can make it much easier to succeed. If you’ve ever heard the motivational phrase “eat the elephant” this …

5 Ways To Fight Alcohol Cravings

There are tons of great ways and methods out there to help reduce the cravings of having a drink, but everyone has their own favorites that work best for them. What works for someone may not work for someone else and that’s fine, determine what works best for you and stick with that. It is of course best to be …

The Gift of Desperation

“The greatest element of desperation is that it forces action.” Often when people hear the word “desperation” they think of it as a bad thing, but it can actually be exactly what someone needs to change their life around. Desperation can be a gift. Those that are struggling with the disease of alcohol or substance abuse can benefit the most …