5 Things I Learned During Addiction Treatment

I didn’t want to go to treatment. Who does? I couldn’t grasp the concept of being away from my drug of choice and how I would survive without it. I was in the depths of despair and I didn’t think there was a way out. Treatment seemed long and difficult and I had a million Read More …

Addiction and the Family: The Negative Impact and Consequences of Addiction Stigma

The Negative Impact and Consequences of Addiction Stigma on the Families and Friends of Addicts. It is critically important that the family understand that addiction is a grave and chronic brain disease. This is a proven medical fact. So why is there a stigma attached to addiction? Why do family members often feel ashamed and Read More …

A Message to Families: What is Needed for Recovery to be Effective?

Honesty, open-mindedness, and a willingness to ask for and receive help – these are the keys for your family member’s recovery to be successful. The addict is the only person that can admit they have an addiction. The disease itself tells them they don’t have it. Why? No one wants to be an addict or Read More …

5 Ways to Support Your Loved One in Seeking Treatment for Their Addiction

It can be extremely difficult when you see the person you love choosing drugs or alcohol over everything in their life. You may look at your loved one and not even recognize them. The joy and life that used to be so present on their face has disappeared. You feel helpless and you don’t know Read More …

Addiction Effects the Entire Family

Addiction is a disease that effects the whole family. Addiction is defined as the most severe form of substance use disorder, associated with compulsive or uncontrolled use of one or more substances. According to the surgeon general, addiction is a chronic brain disease that has the potential for both recurrence (relapse) and recovery. by Lara Read More …

Voices of Recovery: Scott

I’m Scott, I am an alcoholic and addict. I grew up with a great childhood and loving family.  Grew up playing sports, vacationing at the beach and in the mountains.  I did ok in school, and had a lot of great times with friends and family. I was like the typical kid in high school, Read More …