addiction recovery

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, [...]

26 09, 2018

The Dark Night Of The Soul: A Survival Guide

2019-01-31T17:52:14+00:00September 26th, 2018|0 Comments

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” ~ Robert Frost Are You Going Through The Dark Night Of The Soul? If you have found your way to this article, it is probably because you think you might be going through what is often referred [...]

25 09, 2018

Guns N’ Roses Slash on Overcoming Addiction

2019-01-31T17:53:52+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 [...]

10 08, 2018

Is Forced Treatment the Answer to the Drug Crisis?

2019-02-17T18:13:29+00:00August 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Should drug addicts be forced into treatment against their will? Is Forced Treatment the Answer to the Drug Crisis? In the face of skyrocketing overdose deaths resulting from an opioid epidemic that has been called the “greatest drug crisis in American history”, communities throughout the country are scrambling to come up with effective solutions. The cost to society – [...]

21 05, 2018

Coping with Losing my Son to an Overdose

2019-02-17T18:24:43+00:00May 21st, 2018|90 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 [...]

6 05, 2018

Hydrocodone – All About America’s Opioid

2019-02-17T18:29:52+00:00May 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Hydrocodone is a uniquely American drug. Every day, there is a new headline about the ongoing – and worsening – opioid epidemic. But in spite of that, US doctors still prescribe powerful painkillers at rates unthinkable in other countries around the world. Hydrocodone – All About America’s Opioid Since prescription drugs sparked the opioid crisis, let’s take a closer [...]

1 05, 2018

What We Can Learn from WWE Diva Eva Marie and Her Battle with Alcoholism

2019-01-31T22:50:06+00:00May 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Eva Marie has enjoyed considerable professional success – as a professional wrestler, as a featured “Total Diva” for World Wrestling Entertainment, as a fitness model, and most recently, as an actress. But before she HAD it all, almost LOST it all because of the consequences of her alcohol addiction. In in her own words, Eva Marie says, “I’m an [...]

20 02, 2018

Hydroxyzine High: Why Atarax Is So Appealing to Those Seeking

2019-02-17T18:35:50+00:00February 20th, 2018|12 Comments

Hydroxyzine High: Why Atarax Is So Appealing to Those Seeking Hydroxyzine, or Atarax, is one of the oldest antihistamine drugs created, and is capable of creating euphoric sensations or a ‘hydroxyzine high’ without becoming addictive. This medication was first synthesized in 1956, but it is still widely used today. In fact, it’s one of the most popular antihistamines available [...]

15 02, 2018

Benzedrine Addiction: Some Things You Need To Know

2019-02-17T18:37:39+00:00February 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Benzedrine Addiction: Some Things You Need To Know Perhaps the most dangerous drugs are the ones that are mildly hallucinatory, highly addictive, or at least somewhat socially acceptable. Benzedrine abuse fits into all three categories. How Does Benzedrine Affect Your Mind and Body? “Bennies,” the first pharmaceutical drugs to contain amphetamines, initially appeared on American store shelves in 1933. [...]