Never Alone: How Testimonials Help to Heal

Never Alone: How Testimonials Help to Heal

Treating addiction isn’t like any other illness. There is no pill to take or exercise to do that eliminates the problem, only the power of internal strength to overcome struggles of the “every day.” And when that strength wanes and resolve seems at its lowest, those...
The Dangers of Self-Medicating for Depression

The Dangers of Self-Medicating for Depression

Depression is one of the most prevalent mental illnesses on the planet. Approximately 300 million people around the world suffer from some type of depression, and without treatment, it can result in suicide. Depression manifests itself in various symptoms, including...
What it Feels Like to Have an Addiction

What it Feels Like to Have an Addiction

For those who don’t suffer from drug and alcohol addiction, it is very hard to understand this disease. I have almost 20 years in recovery and sometimes it still baffles me. During the past three and a half years, we have helped hundreds of people recover. It’s a...
Chasing Dragons

Chasing Dragons

For someone in the grips of drug and alcohol addiction, the compulsion to use is fierce. With some substances such as crack, many refer to chasing the high as “chasing the dragon.” Alcohol was my substance of no choice. Having worked with hundreds of suffering...
Steps To Take After a Relapse

Steps To Take After a Relapse

Relapse is a common experience for many who are trying to leave compulsive behaviors behind. Falling back into addictive patterns when you want out is frustrating and discouraging. It doesn’t have to be the end of your story, however. Understanding why relapse occurs...