Strong Family Ties During Teen Years Can Help Ward Off Depression in Later Life

Posted in News on April 3, 2020

Depression is a leading cause of disability and disease for people around the world. It often begins during adolescence, especially for females, may continue or recur in adulthood and tends to become a lifetime chronic health condition. More than 300 million people suffer from this mental health disorder worldwide. Depression is not only about feeling Read More »

The 5 Most Common Myths About Faith-Based Addiction Treatment Programs

Posted in News on April 3, 2020

Whenever the topic of faith comes up, there are almost always variations of opinions and strong viewpoints. Let’s look at dispelling five of the most common myths about faith-based addiction treatment programs. Contents1 Myth #1: Patients Are Not Interested in Faith Programming2 Myth #2: Faith Programs Are Judgmental and Condemning 3 Myth #3: I Won’t Fit Read More »

Learning to Adult in Recovery

Posted in News on April 2, 2020

I’m 50 years old and 7 years sober and I’m still terrible and completely freaked out by adulting. This is not something I’m proud of. I make jokes about it like “I’m a Jew” or “I’m a woman” to explain away my ignorance of electronics and mechanics. (I recently killed my computer’s battery by keeping Read More »

Demi Lovato: Snapshot of Recovery

Posted in News on April 2, 2020

Singing the national anthem at the NFL Championship game is considered a great honor, even if it can be rather unforgiving in terms of criticism. This year the honor was given to Demi Lovato, singer, pop-culture icon, mental health activist, and, perhaps most notably, a person in recovery for substance abuse. Contents1 Of Singing and Read More »

"It Only Took One Pill"

Posted in News on April 1, 2020

The road to Paul Little’s addiction began during a hard day at work. He took one pill to ease a headache, which turned into nine-month habit. “I got up to 20 to 30 Percocets a day,” the former Air Force doctor said. “I was eating them like M&Ms.” Kathy Thomas took opioids for two years Read More »

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