Charles Johnston – Today’s Face of Recovery

Charles Johnston – Today’s Face of Recovery

It is my great pleasure to introduce Charles Johnston – today’s Face of Recovery, who has graciously agreed to share his story of heroin addiction and recovery. Why share? There is a great deal of confusion, stigma, shame and discrimination surrounding addiction and addiction treatment and recovery. Yet those who have the chronic, often relapsing brainContinue Reading

Sober? Meet Someone New | Guest Author Antoine Nauleau

Sober? Meet Someone New | Guest Author Antoine Nauleau

Being sober brings all sorts of changes – not the least of which is figuring out how to “live” your life sober and move away from your old friends and hang-outs – the ones that might trigger a relapse. For this very reason, I was thrilled to meet Antoine Nauleau, CEO and Founder of Sober, theContinue Reading

Recovery and Mental Health | Time for a Tune-Up

Recovery and Mental Health | Time for a Tune-Up

Recovery and mental health go hand in hand. I know, because I took the long, hard way to understanding this concept. Sure you can have one without the other. I know that, too. But it’s when I have both that my life really takes off – not to great heights or things, necessarily, rather to great contentment,Continue Reading

Drug Addiction – Not My Son | Part II by Mother D

Drug Addiction – Not My Son | Part II by Mother D

Drug Addiction – not my child! - is a common refrain. Parents can’t even imagine let alone consider their child may be developing (yes, developing) or have the brain disease of addiction. This is due in large part to society’s utter lack of understanding about the nature of this brain disease, the key risk factors contributingContinue Reading

Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Domestic Violence | Karen Corcoran Walsh

Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Domestic Violence | Karen Corcoran Walsh

The correlation between alcohol and drug abuse in domestic violence is the topic of today’s post by guest author, Karen Corcoran Walsh. Karen Corcoran Walsh is the owner and co-founder of Inspirations for Youth and Families, a premier teen rehab. Karen also owns and runs the Cove Center for Recovery, an adult addiction treatment center. KarenContinue Reading

Addiction Recovery – What Helps, What Doesn’t

Addiction Recovery – What Helps, What Doesn’t

Addiction recovery – what can or should you do to help a loved one get help? Do they have to hit bottom? Should you show “tough love,” or is there another way? How do you know you’re even an alcoholic or drug addict? Or what about the following statements: “Alcoholism a disease? No way! Cancer isContinue Reading

First Responders and Addictions | Guest Author Dan Willis

First Responders and Addictions | Guest Author Dan Willis

First Responders and Addictions - we don’t often put these two together, yet the reality of what it’s like for police officers, firefighters, EMTs, ER nurses or soldiers (and those who love them) day in and day out makes today’s guest post by Dan Willis a must read. Addictions develop (a person is not born anContinue Reading

The Rise of Synthetic Drugs

The Rise of Synthetic Drugs

The following guest article on the rise of synthetic drugs has been written by James White who works for a drug rehab center. James has made it his life mission to help those who suffer with addiction. You can follow James on Twitter or email him at jgwhitecavage@gmail.com. Scary Spice, Dangerous Bath Salts and the RiseContinue Reading