When it Comes to Addiction, Prescription Drugs Are The Elephant in the Room

When most people think of drug addiction, they typically imagine someone who is in the grip of methamphetamine, or cocaine, or possibly heroin; illegal drugs that have been brought to public attention by the media. However, statistics show that the bigger problem for many years now has actually been prescription … Read More

The Most Commonly Abused Drug in America Is…

It’s no mystery that addiction continues to be a problem in the United States. According to a recently-released government report, while almost 23 million Americans need treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, only 2.5 million sought care at drug treatment centers in 2013. Nearly 10 percent of Americans aged 12 … Read More

September is National Recovery Month!

For twenty-five years, September has been officially recognized as Recovery month. This 30-day period is set aside to educate the public about the benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery from addiction. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 113 people suffer fatal overdoses every day in the … Read More

Gratitude Is An Important Cornerstone of Recovery

If you have not yet begun your journey towards recovery and sobriety, it can be difficult to understand what a pivotal role gratitude—being thankful for what you have—plays in maintaining sobriety. If you’re just starting on the journey to putting your life back together, it can seem as though you … Read More

Addiction is Just The Tip of the Iceberg

If you’ve been suffering from addiction to drugs or alcohol—or other addictions such as gambling, shopping, or eating—you may think that if you can just quit the substance or activity you’re abusing, everything will be all right; you’ll be able to find happiness and health once more. Unfortunately, this isn’t … Read More

How Do You Find the Rehab Facility That’s Right For You?

If you’re an addict contemplating treatment, or the loved one of an addict in need of treatment, the number of options for detox and rehabilitation facilities can be daunting. It’s a testament to greater awareness of the underlying problems surrounding addiction that there are so many options available today, which … Read More