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I Went to Rehab for a Drug Addiction, Can I Drink Alcohol?
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on April 5, 2016

I Went to Rehab for a Drug Addiction, Can I Drink Alcohol? Drug addiction is a very cunning disease, and it’s the only disease where the mind doesn’t want you to get better. Whether you were abusing prescription painkillers, benzodiazepines, meth, heroin, cocaine or any other drug, drug addiction affects everyone in the same way.…

Five Popular Myths About Addiction That Obstruct Recovery
Five Popular Myths About Addiction That Hinder Recovery
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on April 2, 2016

Five Popular Myths About Addiction That Hinder Recovery When it comes to recovery, myths about addiction can be stumbling blocks for patients as well as their families. Many myths may have some small basis in facts or anecdotal evidence, but some are entirely false, posing a serious threat to those interested in recovery. By exploring…

Prescription Drug Abuse is a Growing Problem for College Students
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on March 24, 2016

Prescription Drug Abuse is a Growing Problem for College Students Part of being in college is learning to meet challenging deadlines. Learning to focus and study is critical to successful graduation. College is also a time when boundaries are tested and new experiences are sought. Stressful and challenging workloads coupled with little practice at time…

Orange County mayor addresses heroin epidemic
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on March 22, 2016

Orange County mayor addresses heroin epidemic The heroin epidemic is slamming hard into Florida. The overdose deaths of 84 Orange County residents in 2015 motivated Mayor Teresa Jacobs to testify on Capitol Hill. She talked about the wide reach of the opiate problem and how it’s affecting her constituents, citing the shocking fact that there…

Opioid Epidemic Reaches The Quaint Suburban Communities
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on March 17, 2016

Opioid Epidemic Reaches The Quaint Suburban Communities With the opioid epidemic getting so much press these days, it’s getting harder for people to shrug it off and say “It could never happen here”. Wilton Connecticut is a small suburban area that is coming to terms with this fact. Local leaders are noting an increase in…

Heroin is Deadly, Accessible and Extremely Cheap
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on March 15, 2016

Heroin is Deadly, Accessible and Extremely Cheap The opiate addiction curse is wreaking havoc on people’s lives throughout the United States. Despite reports confirming the death toll from the use of heroin and related drugs, people continue to use it. People who aren’t addicted often wonder why someone would continue to use heroin even though…

Adding Up the Damage
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on July 24, 2014

Adding Up the Damage The cumulative effect of alcohol. People like to divide things into simple problems. A caused B. Unintended consequences of B caused C. But collecting them all creates the big picture and it is much more frightening than any one piece, especially when it comes to alcohol. A recent study by the…

Take Binge Drinking off the Memorial Day Calendar
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on May 21, 2014

Take Binge Drinking off the Memorial Day Calendar Memorial Day barbecues are coming up, a time for people who don’t usually drink that much to binge drink to welcome summer. But two new studies about binge drinking should give you pause about tossing back that fourth or fifth beer at a party. A quick refresher:…

Who Taught You to Drink?
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on April 3, 2014

Who Taught You to Drink? A new study by researchers at Sam Houston State University shows that children pick up the alcohol and drug use habits they see at home. The old ad was right: I learned it from watching you! The study compared parents who did not use substances like alcohol, marijuana or other…

Trying to Stop Zohydro
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on February 27, 2014

Trying to Stop Zohydro A new opioid painkiller is set to hit the market, despite objections from doctors, addiction treatment centers and even the advisory panel that tried to stop it. The drug, Zohydro ER, is a pure form of hydrocodone, an opioid that had previously only been available in combination with other drugs like…