My Journey to Addiction Recovery: Beth M. I grew up in South Jersey, just outside of Philadelphia, in a good family. Drugs and alcohol were not part of my story at a young age, I actually got a pretty late start compared to many other stories that I hear. I just wasn’t exposed to it.
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“Tolerance is one of the most obvious effects of abused drugs,” wrote the first director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Robert Du Pont, in The Selfish Brain. “Most non-users are impressed by how much drug use tolerance permits. They cannot imagine liking the feelings produced by smoking 40 cigarettes a day or
My name is Karrie. On November 13, 2013, around 7:00 PM I checked in to Stepping Stone Center for Recovery. I had finally got to a point where I knew my drinking and drugging had spun out of control and that I couldn’t change on my own. I had 4 children. Months before I knew
Vickie Gave Herself and Her Family the Gift of Recovery Three years ago I entered addiction treatment at Stepping Stone a broken woman who had suffered incomprehensible demoralization. I had gotten a DUI and had lost my job. I had had long-term sobriety and went to AA but that was not enough. I decided that my best hope
If you were to answer the question, “what is substance abuse?”, would you point to narcotics such as heroin or cocaine? You’re not alone. There are many who consider these substances to be the drugs that others abuse. However, did you know that this list should also include tobacco, prescription drugs, and alcohol? Understanding a
When you’re looking for alcohol poisoning treatment, you most likely need help for someone else. Alcohol poisoning is a potentially deadly condition that may occur by accident or because of a willingly self-administered overdose of alcohol. What should you do when you’re worried that a friend or family member has consumed a dangerous amount of
Alcohol use disorder, which many refer to when talking about alcoholism, is a very real, very common addiction. It affects the user and, by extension, the people around them. This disease progresses slowly, but there is a way out. So, what is alcoholism and how can you or a loved one stop the vicious cycle
There are always stereotypes surrounding addiction. Plenty of people believe that they can tell the difference between someone who is suffering from the effects of alcohol addiction and someone who isn’t. They might cite weight gain brought on by drinking too much, psoriasis on the hands, or a telltale red flush of the face and nose.
The New Face of Stepping Stone Center for Recovery By Karen Zaccour, Alumni Recovery Coach Stepping Stone Center for Recovery has been undergoing a face lift over the last 6 months. We adopted a new logo and this month patients will enjoy the newly remodeled sleeping quarters that will include 9 additional beds. No one
My Recovery Story: Tony S I’m in a house with no plumbing, no electricity, and sitting around a table with 4 or 5 people that I’ve never met before and fleas are biting me around my ankles. The only light coming from the room is from lighters flickering as they light the crack in the