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25 12, 2018

The Challenges of Recovery During the Holidays

2019-01-31T17:49:43+00:00December 25th, 2018|0 Comments

"Though the holiday season is a festive time, and alcohol can be an ever-present element of the festivities, it can also be an emotionally painful time for many." ~ Robert Castan, co-founder of Northpoint Recovery featured in Idaho Statesman Recently, Robert shared an article he wrote about how holiday stress can affect and trigger addiction. Through his own personal experiences, [...]

25 09, 2018

Guns N’ Roses Slash on Overcoming Addiction

2019-03-14T22:56:05+00:00September 25th, 2018|0 Comments

DISCLAIMER: As a member of the “most dangerous band in the world”, Slash and the other members of Guns N’ Roses lived a well-documented rock & roll lifestyle that included heavy drinking and drug use. This is an effort to use what we know about Slash’s substance abuse struggles and eventual recovery to help other people who are fighting [...]

21 05, 2018

Coping with Losing my Son to an Overdose

2019-02-17T18:24:43+00:00May 21st, 2018|105 Comments

Coping with Losing my Son to an Overdose “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” ~ Washington Irving Heart Breaking Drug Overdose That Changed My Life I never [...]

19 03, 2018

9 Effective Therapies & Treatment Modalities that Support Addiction Recovery

2019-01-31T23:33:40+00:00March 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Addiction will often require counseling and therapy. The layers of therapy help addicts to understand why they became addicted. Therapy gives you the tools to avoid relapse and you develop means of coping with situations that would often make you abuse substances. When you work with addiction therapists, they will motivate you and help you develop skills that will [...]

14 03, 2018

Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Addicted Babies

2019-01-31T23:35:18+00:00March 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Buprenorphine and methadone are just two ways those addicted to opioids find relief from withdrawal symptoms. These treatments were created for adults, but they are being made available to opioid addicted infants. How can buprenorphine help opioid addicted newborns? Opioid Use in Pregnancy Between 2007 and 2012, an estimated 21,000 pregnant women between 15 and [...]

24 12, 2017

Dry January – An International Phenomenon

2019-02-15T17:53:58+00:00December 24th, 2017|0 Comments

One Woman Sparks A Global Campaign To Raise Alcohol Awareness In 2011, Emily Robinson decided to give up drinking for the month of January to get prepared for a marathon she was running in February of that same year. Since then, her idea to get sober every first month of the year has turned into a global phenomenon that [...]

22 12, 2017

10 Tips to Stay Sober On New Year’s Eve

2019-02-15T17:55:04+00:00December 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

November and December could easily be considered the most alcohol-infused pair of months for the entire year. With Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Eve all nearly within the same month, the holiday season makes for an alcohol-heavy time of year. TIME Magazine, among many others, report New Year’s Eve as one of the most booze-fueled holidays of the year. [...]

14 12, 2017

DTR: Addressing Addiction in Your Closest Relationships

2019-02-15T18:00:25+00:00December 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Directly addressing addiction in our closest relationships can often seem overwhelming. But if you are in a close relationship with someone struggling with alcoholics or drug addiction, you should know that you are not alone. In fact, both alcoholism and drug addiction are extremely prevalent within the United States. Over 23 million people need treatment for alcohol or drug [...]

15 11, 2017

Worth the Read: 75 Meaningful and Inspiring Addiction Recovery Quotes

2019-02-15T18:39:51+00:00November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Inspiring Addiction Quotes that Describe Addiction Many people don’t realize that they have an addiction to a substance until they try to quit. One of the harshest realities is to acknowledge that you have an addiction. While this chapter in your life may be scary, know that you’re not alone. Plenty of others have gone through the same process, [...]

11 11, 2017

14 Ways to Support Someone New in Recovery

2019-02-15T18:46:11+00:00November 11th, 2017|0 Comments

There are millions of people suffering from some form of substance abuse and addiction. In fact, as of 2012, there were 8.5 % of people in the US with abuse or dependency on substances of some kind. Addiction is common and many won’t get the help they need. So when someone you care about takes the necessary steps to [...]