12 May

What’s Fueling the Prescription Addiction Epidemic?

In the United States, more than 15 million people abuse prescription drugs. This is more than the number of cocaine, hallucinogen, heroin, and inhalant abusers combined. The number of prescription drug abusers is on the rise, and the epidemic is spreading most rapidly among...

08 Apr

Hope and Peace in Recovery

I came across an article from 2008, written by a therapist from LDS Family services, Michael D. Gardner, entitled Hope, Healing and Dealing with Addiction. He outlines the importance of maintaining a positive, hopeful attitude as addiction is faced head on. He also specifically describes...

03 Mar

Finding the Right Support Group

Support groups are a great recovery tool, and one that you’ll probably be using from your first week of rehab. Attending a support group will continue to be a strength for you as you progress on your journey, and many people continue to attend some...

03 Mar

Altering Your Belief System

Irrational thinking and false beliefs are two trademarks of addiction. All of the lies we tell ourselves in order to keep our addiction going take root, concealing the reality of ourselves and our situation from us. Part of any successful recovery has to be learning...

04 Feb

What’s the Deal with Detox?

Detox refers to the period of time after you stop using a drug and your body is working hard to rid itself of the poison left behind. Detox is a very difficult time when your physical withdrawal symptoms will be the strongest. These symptoms range...