Christian Drug Rehab

Treating Opioid Use Disorder in America

It practically goes without saying that tackling the American opioid epidemic has, and is going to continue to, cost a lot of money. The unprecedented crisis we face has already put huge demands on hospitals and addiction treatment service providers across the country. This is a trend that is likely to continue in the years Read More

Alcohol Abstinence vs Controlled Consumption

The majority of people with alcohol use disorders (alcoholics) who found recovery at one time thought that they could learn to moderate their alcohol consumption. It is wishful thinking to say the least, because people with alcohol problems are not able to drink like others. Sure, for a time it is possible to restrict one’s Read More

Intervention: Encouraging Family to Seek Help

When the average person thinks of an intervention, they are likely to recall images from the popular A&E television series, Intervention or Discovery Life’s Addicted. While these shows were sometimes considered as rather sensationalized, they did much good in a number of ways, mainly with regard to starting a conversation about a disease which plagues Read More

Boxed Warning for Benzodiazepines

Many opioid addicts will often mix prescription painkillers or heroin with sedatives, such as benzodiazepines. It is a class of drug that is effective at treating the symptoms of anxiety, but is also used for insomnia and seizures. When opioids and “benzos,” like Valium or Xanax, are mixed together it causes increased euphoria, compared to Read More

Synthetic Drug Overdoses in Los Angeles

Concerns about the use of synthetic drugs in America continue to grow, due to overdose reports and strange, violent behavior that people exhibit when they use these types of drugs. While bath salts and synthetic marijuana are used most commonly, there are perhaps hundreds of different variations of dangerous chemicals being used, such as Flakka Read More

PZM21 Could Replace Opioids In The Future

Last week, we wrote about the American opioid epidemic, specifically with regard to the use of prescription painkillers. Opioids are extremely effective at reducing one’s level of pain, but as we well know in the United States—such drugs are terribly addictive and carry the risk of overdose death. Without fail, as many as 78 Americans Read More

Opioid Epidemic Racial Disparities

If you are not familiar with the details of American prescription opioid and heroin epidemic, you are probably not alone. The opioid epidemic is both unprecedented and there are a number of factors that lead to our over reliance on prescription painkillers turning into a crisis which remains to be quelled. Unlike the drug epidemics Read More

Celebrate Recovery Celebrates 25th Birthday

Celebrate Recovery (CR) is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Next week, members of CR will be gathering at the birthplace of the program—Saddleback Church—in Lake Forest, California. The two-day event will host both keynote speakers and special guests. Below is a list of each: Keynotes: Pastor John Baker Cheryl Baker Johnny Baker Dr. Cloud Read More

E-Cigs: Cool, New and Fun

Many of our readers are likely to remember when R.J. Reynolds used the mascot Joe Camel in their advertising campaigns. The anthropomorphic looking camel was, by all accounts, a hip, slick and cool looking dude who always had a cigarette at hand. The company received a lot of flak over the campaign from anti-smoking advocates, Read More

CARA Legislation was Approved in the Senate

After years of negotiating back and forth, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA) will be signed by the President in the near future. At the end of last week, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelming approved the adoption of the legislation which is designed to combat the American opioid epidemic. Yesterday, the Read More