12 Step Fellowships

12 Step Fellowships such as Alcoholics Anonymous are widely recognized as one of the best community resources available for recovering from alcoholism, drug addiction, and other compulsive disorders. Millions of people have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body.

Read More

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

Read More

Alcohol Use to Recovery - Testimonial

When someone would say that I was an alcoholic, I would immediately laugh it off and go into denial mode because of the mental picture that I had interpreted of what an "alcoholic" was.

Read More

How Do I Know If I Am An Alcoholic?

It can be difficult to determine if you really you have a drinking problem—especially when denial’s at work. 

Read More

Alcohol & Drug Relapse

Dealing with a relapse is difficult and can be a depressing and troublesome time for  an alcoholic or addict.

Read More

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.

Read More

Alcohol Abuse & The Effects on the Body

Since drinking is so common in many cultures and the effects vary so widely from person to person, it’s not always easy to figure out where the line is between social drinking and problem drinking. The bottom line is how alcohol affects you.

Read More

Intervene On Alcohol & Drugs

If you think that you or a loved one may have a problem with alcohol use or substance use there is a solution.  No one has to do it alone.  If you have second to watch, you may see that there is another way.  An Intervention is positive way to move forward into a life of recovery.

Read More

Triggers, Relapse & Prevention

Triggers for relapse are classified as environmental, re-exposure and stress triggers.  Stimuli that cause a neuro-chemical response that immediately induces cravings for alcohol or drugs that may lead to a relapse for someone in recovery. 

Read More

Teens Risk is Higher Developing Addictive Disorder towards Substance Abuse

 "Teen users are at significantly higher risk of developing an addictive disorder compared to adults."  The earlier the teen began using, the higher the risk that as an adult they would develop an addictive disorder as an adult.

Read More