Savannah’s Story August 18, 2015 was the day I packed my bags and left my home in Georgia, headed to treatment for my first (and God willing, my last) time. Little did I know, that morning would be the last time I would, to this day, abuse the drugs or alcohol I was so chemically
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
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
Addiction affects the whole family, and it’s often more difficult when dealing with teen drug abuse. Whether you’re a parent, close relative or family friend, it’s extremely hard to see a child growing up and turning to drugs. Teens who begin to abuse drugs go through a seemingly illogical transformation and become a shadow of
When individuals are ready to overcome alcohol addictions, many treatment and therapy options can help. Alcohol counseling is arguably the most beneficial. Counseling can come in many varieties, but finding the best option may be challenging. These tips help explain where patients can receive the best counseling for their recovery. The Best Alcohol Counseling Comes
Addiction treatment is integral for those wanting to break ties with addiction and experience sobriety. However, merely receiving treatment is not effective for a lifetime. Just like patients recovering from surgery might occasionally need checkups, patients recovering from addiction may occasionally require counseling. Addiction counseling offers a number of benefits for patients battling substance abuse.
Here’s a frightening statistic to consider: a recent survey indicates that in the last 30 days, more than 20 million Americans over the age of 12 have used an illegal drug. With this number so staggeringly high, you might feel that drug use is common and therefore not very dangerous. In reality, that
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, there are 16.3 million adults in the United States struggling with alcohol abuse, and more than 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes annually. Chances are many of those people never even sought alcohol addiction therapy. These staggering statistics are often enough to convince people that
These days, many individuals struggling with addiction attempt to overcome their obstacles in order to lead a healthier, happier life. If this is your objective, it’s important to know that addiction facility alumni members may be able to help you. These individuals contribute to the recovery community by offering a wide range of mentorship services.
Struggling with addiction is challenging, but treatment can help patients take control of their lives. Trying to tackle a drug or alcohol addiction cold turkey, and without the help of trained medical professionals, it can be more difficult than it needs to be. Plus, it can often be ineffective. Finding residential treatment can be the