Finding a Sober Companion

Our Sober Companions work with Interventionists, Admission Specialists, Physicians, Attorneys, Families, Agents, and anyone else concerned with getting a client to and from treatment; we go the distance to help high risk addicts and alcoholics who are struggling with relapse transition into sober living environments.

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Choosing the Right Rehab

Finding the right rehab for your son, daughter, loved one, or just someone that you want to help is not that easy

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Adolescent Drug Overdose

"Teen users are at significantly higher risk of developing an addictive disorder compared to adults, and the earlier they began using, the higher their risk. Nine out of 10 people who meet the clinical criteria for substance use disorders involving nicotine, alcohol or other drugs began smoking, drinking or using other drugs before they turned 18. People who begin using any addictive substance before age 15 are six and a half times as likely to develop a substance use disorder as those who delay use until age 21 or older (28.1 percent vs. 4.3 percent)." - "Adolescent Substance Abuse: America's #1 Public Health Problem," National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, June 2011, p. 2

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Meditation May Reduce A Drug Users Relapse

Many people who undergo treatment for addiction will relapse and begin to use drugs again when their therapy and treatment has ended. Although, a new study suggests that meditation techniques may help prevent such a relapse. 

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Opiate Rehab

Opiate addiction is serious, volatile, and should be addressed immediately.

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Is Addiction a Disease?

Many people do not understand why or how other people become addicted to drugs. It is often mistakenly assumed that drug abusers lack moral principles or willpower and that they could stop using drugs simply by choosing to change their behavior. In reality, drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting takes more than good intentions or a strong will. In fact, because drugs change the brain in ways that foster compulsive drug abuse, quitting is difficult, even for those who are ready to do so. Through scientific advances, we know more about how drugs work in the brain than ever, and we also know that drug addiction can be successfully treated to help people stop abusing drugs and lead productive lives.

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Staying Active In Recovery

The mood-enhancing properties of physical activity cannot be ignored.  Alcoholics and addicts sometimes neglect taking care of their bodies and do not exercise as much as they should.  These, self-destructive habits, over time may contribute to a downward spiral right back into addiction.

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The Link Between PTSD & Alcoholism

PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder), is a serious mental illness that typically develops after a traumatic or terrifying event. Much attention has been brought to the disease by the fact that many military men and women returning from Afghanistan and Iraq have struggled with PTSD. These people, and others with the disorder, are also more likely than their peers to develop an alcohol abuse problem. Coping with PTSD and alcoholism together can be a double challenge and it can lead to a number of issues.

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Fun In Early Sobriety - Making it Count

One of the most common problems for recovering alcoholics and addicts is learning to have fun without drinking or using drugs.  Many reasons people become addicted to drugs or alcohol are depression, boredom and detachment from life, which are all common factors. 

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Finding a Recovery Companion

Footprints of Serenity's Sober Companions work with Interventionists, Admission Specialists, Physicians, Attorneys, Families, Agents, and anyone else concerned with getting a client to and from treatment.

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Is My Teenager Using Molly? The Latest Trending Club Drug

You would think that most teenagers are trending on  the latest designer clothes or the latest cell phone, tablet, or electronic device to first hit the market.  Unfortunately, that is not the reality of today.  Teenagers and adolescents are in a market to find out what the latest and greatest drugs trending drugs on the market are.

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I Think My Son or Daughter May Be Addicted to Morphine?

Morphine is the classic opiate painkiller, the standard by which other opiates are measured. While other opiates are more often the drug of choice of opiate addicts, morphine in pill or liquid form is still sought to satisfy cravings.

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