How Do I Know If I’m Addicted?

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How do I know that I am addicted to something? Addiction is a terrifying disease, and often times it hits us before we even know it is there. But, the question remains, how do I know that I am addicted? Anyone who is addicted to a substance, whether alcohol or drugs, should seek addiction treatment. We at FHE… Read More

The Way Music Can Shape Healing

If you’re like me you listen to music to guide you through hard moments—to celebrate to, dance out your hurt to or to dance deeply into your passion. Music is like another sense. I think about music like I think about the way my olfactory functions link to memory. It can bring me back to a moment in… Read More

Going to a New Doctor

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As we make the choice every day to chose a sober lifestyle, as opposed to the life wrecked by drug and alcohol addiction, we experience different times each day that we could turn back and take away a little bit of our hard won progress. Steps we have taken to distance ourselves more from our destructive drug abuse… Read More

Things to Never Say to an Addict pt 3.

Read Part 2 Here You’d be surprised at how harsh people’s words toward addicts can be. Here are some common thoughts people have about addiction and even communicate to the people they love.   “I’ll never feel sorry for you until you take responsibility for yourself.” The fact that your friend is talking to you about their addiction… Read More

Things to Never Say to an Addict pt 2.

You’d be surprised at how harsh people’s words toward addicts can be. Here are some common thoughts people have about addiction and even communicate to the people they love.   “Just exercise and you won’t feel so depressed” Exercise is a wonderful tool for fighting depression and anxiety. The dopamine released in your brain from heavy exercise can… Read More

Marilyn Monroe’s Terminal Struggle with Addiction Part 2

Read Part 1 Here Monroe escaped the cruelty of a harsh upbringing and scored a gig as a contract actor at Fox in the 1950’s. She soon skyrocketed to fame as a sex symbol and movie star. However Monroe suffered from insomnia, depression, and anxiety. Her complicated and painful experiences as a child stayed with her and she… Read More

Businesses Slowly Drop Marijuana From Drug Test Batteries To Attract More Workers

It’s been 30 years since the last big shift in how businesses look at and screen for drugs, but it looks like things might be starting to change. Businesses have been moving away from the marijuana test in the drug test batteries commonly part of the hiring process, in a move in line with legislative trends dealing with… Read More

University Reaffirms Strict Policy For Drug Users At Their Medical Center

About a year ago, the University of Tennessee Medical Center (UTMC) in Knoxville placed new conduct rules for patients who were being seen for infections related to drug use. In order to receive care, they had to agree to a search, turn over all personal property (including cell phones) and clothes, not leave hospital grounds, and not have… Read More

Cook County Jail Administering Detox Medicine To Jailed People In Need

Cook County Jail is not just a place for people to wait out their court dates or sober up overnight, but it is also where they’re trying a program where they offer detox medication to addicts in custody who want to quit. One such person is Neila Rivera, 36, who began using heroin as a teenager. She had… Read More