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December 30, 2021

A Quick Summary of Alcoholics Anonymous AA or Alcoholics Anonymous is more than what you see in the movies. Alcoholics Anonymous is an inclusive and welcoming support group. Since its humble start in 1935, AA has grown to the largest support group model in the world. With free and open-to-all meetings across the globe, there …

December 21, 2021

Heroin Use Disorder Definition Opioid or heroin use disorder is a chronic, lifelong disorder. Heroin use disorder has serious potential consequences, including a history of relapse, disability, and even death. In 2020, over 92,000 Americans died due to drug overdoses. This was almost a 30% increase from the previous year. While heroin overdose rates have …

December 12, 2021

What is Adderall? Adderall is a common prescription central nervous system stimulant, a category that also includes Ritalin, Concerta, and Dexedrine. It works by increasing central nervous system activity through two of our brain chemicals: norepinephrine and dopamine. These chemicals impact feelings of reward and important bodily functions, including heart rate. In proper application, taking …

December 4, 2021

Staying Sober Through the Holidays While many things seem to have an extra touch of magic around the holidays, those in recovery may also find that this is a time when temptations and triggers multiply. If you’ve been working hard to protect your sobriety and reach your recovery goals, this time can be challenging. Staying …

November 26, 2021

What Is the Pink Cloud? When you are newly sober, you go through a wide range of emotions. When I completed treatment at Pathfinders, I felt like I could take on the world. I had gone from being a hopeless alcoholic to being full of energy and ready to take on any challenge. For newly …

November 18, 2021

What Is Meth Induced Psychosis? My meth addiction made me literally lose my mind. Besides losing my sanity, I also lost nearly everything else in my life. My job, my wife, and my overall happiness. There aren’t a lot of drugs out there like meth. The damage that it does to your body and your …

November 9, 2021

Making The Decision Not To Drink Making the decision to abstain from alcohol is extremely difficult. If you’ve gotten to that point, good for you. Keep in mind that a lot of alcoholics and problem drinkers never get to that point. If you actually make the decision to stop drinking, that alone is a huge …

November 1, 2021

What Is the Sober Movement? The sober community has come a long way in recent years. There are many reasons for this. The rise of the opiate epidemic is a big one, but there is also so much more information out there these days regarding substance abuse. When I was growing up, I had no …

October 26, 2021

Yes, But Here’s Why You Shouldn’t. Hydrocodone is an opioid pain reliever that is sold under the brand names Vicodin and Norco. It results in feelings of euphoria as well as sedation. Hydrocodone is meant to be taken orally but some people abuse it by crushing the pills and snorting the powder. This is known …

October 18, 2021

Have you ever googled “how to tell when a drug addict is lying”? If your loved one is addicted to drugs or alcohol, it may seem like you don’t know them anymore. Your once loving spouse or honest child may now be acting like a stranger. It can be very hard to cope when someone …