Tips for Success at Rehab

You’ve gone through medically supervised alcohol detox. You’ve learned what it means to be sober for the first time in years. You’re scared but you also feel hopeful, because you really never thought you had the hope of sobriety ahead of you. You didn’t really believe you’d survive detox because your body had become so very dependant on… Read More

Addicted with an Unsupportive Family

There are all kinds of families out there. As society gets more comfortable with gender and sexuality stereotypes bending and breaking, we see many different ways to define “family”. It’s great because there are so many people out there who have been abandoned by family, or whose relationships have deteriorated with their biological loved ones, so they have… Read More

Are You Nervous Before Going Through Detox?

The first thing you need to know about detoxing, from any addictive substance at all, is that you need to do medically supervised alcohol or drug detox. Going through withdrawal from a drug or from alcohol on your own, or even under the supervision of well meaning loved ones, can result in horrible medical problems and can even… Read More

Your Heart will Go On

Addiction is no respecter of persons. It doesn’t pick and choose its victims, it wreaks havoc on every life it afflicts. Unfortunately, all too often the wreckage looks like relationships, old and new, close and distant, lost to those moments of brief distraction, those too-short moments when you reached and postured for something a little less painful, a… Read More

Cash and His Cocaine Blues

Johnny Cash wrote about the Cocaine Blues. He struggled with addiction to many substances, including an aggressive addiction to Cocaine, for years. Cocaine can really make a mess of your psychological well being. It can also cause some pretty scary side effects when you’re withdrawing or have taken too much. Cocaine has a lot of nicknames, coke, crank,… Read More

The Truth About Opioids and Opiates

These days you can hardly escape reporting about the opioid crisis in the United States. They call it an epidemic because of the high number of casualties as a result of widespread opioid prescription, availability and abuse. Overdose is a real problem as opioids attach themselves to the opioid receptors in the brain. These are the receptors that… Read More

You Need a Plan for Stress Relief

If you know someone who has struggled with addiction, or you have struggled with it yourself you may already know how stress can affect the person prone to drug or alcohol abuse. You may know the way stress can lead back to the substance that so easily controls an addict, especially when they are vulnerable, even after treatment… Read More

Real Friends Don’t Let Friends DUI

Every year thousands of people die in car crashes as a result of someone’s irresponsible refusal  to hand over their keys to a designated driver. They drink or get high and step into the driver’s seat like it’s safe, like they are not endangering themselves and even more so, everyone around them on the road.   The kicker… Read More