Medicare And Substance Abuse Treatment [Guide]

Reading Time: 6 minutes Medicare is a federal health insurance program. To qualify for this program, you must either be sixty-five years of age or older, have a qualifying disability, or have a diagnosis for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Obtaining Medicare is an important step to continue medical coverage once an individual has surpassed the age bracket for prior […]

The Guide to Study Drug Addiction

woman contemplating using study drugs to complete her studies

Reading Time: 7 minutes Study drug addiction is prevalent among students who feel intense pressure to achieve academic success. Experimenting with drugs, both prescription and illicit is standard among college students, but that does not mean it is safe.  People often associate drug use on college campuses with partying, but many students also use drugs to study. You may […]

How to Find Free Rehab While Unemployed

Reading Time: 5 minutes Getting free from drugs and alcohol during any season in life can be a very difficult task. Addiction is a heavyweight to bear in and of itself, and mitigating the damage can seem impossible if you do not have the financial resources at your disposal.  However, if you’re in a position where you have lost […]

Social Media Influence on Substance Abuse For Teens

Social media influence on substance abuse

Reading Time: 7 minutes Social media is now a seemingly ingrained part of our lives. And as for teens, whether they are at home, work, in school, shopping with friends, or visiting family for the holidays, their eyes are frequently fixed on their screens.  The good part of this is that we’re more connected to each other than ever […]

U.S. Youth Suicide Rate Reaches 20-Year High

youth suicide rates

Reading Time: 4 minutes The suicide rates for the youth of today have skyrocketed in America over the past few years. More than 6000 teens died in the United States in 2017 due to suicide. This shocking statistic has opened many people’s eyes to the seriousness of suicide. Teens face challenges today that have never been faced in this country […]

How to Talk to an Addict in Recovery

What to ask and not to ask an addict

Reading Time: 7 minutes In this guide, we go through the best way to talk to someone in recovery. It can be difficult to know exactly what to say and what not to say.  Here’s a look through the eyes of someone who is in recovery. What matters to them, and how to build a stronger and healthier relationship.   […]

Domestic Abuse and Substance Abuse: The Connection

man who is experiencing addiction problems holds up his hand and covers his eyes domestic violence

Reading Time: 9 minutes Domestic violence and substance abuse are, unfortunately, very closely linked. Various studies have suggested that substance abuse is a factor in 40-60% of incidents of intimate partner violence. Substance abuse can prompt some people to enact violence upon others, and domestic violence can conversely lead victims to develop substance abuse problems of their own. Drug […]

The Importance of Service in Recovery

Reading Time: 5 minutes Service, simply put, is helping out in a group. In addiction we become so focused on ourselves that we lose the habit of considering what others need. In early sobriety, getting involved in helping others can be critical and is beneficial to anyone despite how long he or she has been sober. Service can mean […]

Stress, Isolation and Addiction

Reading Time: 6 minutes Human beings are social animals; we are designed to live and work with others. Without a community, individuals are prone to stress associated with isolation as the innate need for human connection is deprived. xStress can negatively affect the body, mind, feelings, and behavior. Isolation causes a specific type of stress that is more serious […]

Lifestyle Changes in Recovery: An Attitude of Gratitude

Reading Time: 4 minutes We are trained by society to continually assess what we have and seek more. With frantic minds and hollow hearts, we judge, analyze and consume material things. In such a wasteland of greed, superficiality and addiction, the struggle can seem less than worth the effort. In the shadow of rampant consumerism, depression, anxiety and addiction […]