Christian Drug Rehab

Stress In America and Protecting Your Recovery

We find ourselves living in an interesting time. The state of both the country and the world is one of uncertainty. And if you are looking for some form of definitive clarity, the news may not be the best place to look. No matter who you are, where you came from or what you do Read More

Fentanyl Being Sold As Cocaine

Fentanyl mixed into heroin. Fentanyl disguised as morphine or OxyContin. And now, fentanyl sold as cocaine. What will they call fentanyl next? The highly potent opioid narcotic fentanyl has been called a death sentence, those who use the drug, whether knowingly or not, often find themselves in emergency rooms or dead. The drug looks like Read More

“State of Tobacco Control” Report

In the 21st Century, tobacco products are still one of this nation’s biggest killers. Cigarettes, like alcohol, are legal for adult consumption (age for legal use varies from state to state) despite the insidious effects that they have on one’s health. Ever since the Surgeon General declared that cigarettes does in fact kill people, efforts Read More

Ketamine Could Help Treat Addiction

There are a number of mind altering, addictive substances that you don’t often hear about. Or even know about, unless you were somewhere when the drug was being used. One such drug, ketamine, is a tranquilizer commonly used in hospital settings for beginning and maintaining anesthesia. The drug places patients in, what could only be Read More

The Life and Death of an Alcoholic

Working in the field of addiction is often accompanied by the realization that not everyone will be successful. It is the harsh reality of a mental illness that first strips people of everything, and if left untreated—takes one’s life. Even people who have the opportunity to seek help by way of treatment or in the Read More

Alcohol Use Disorder and Marijuana

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is defined when problem drinking becomes severe. In order to receive a diagnosis of AUD, one must meet any two of the 11 criteria listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V), during a 12-month period. There are three classifications of AUD, depending on how many criteria a Read More

Doctors Prescribe Fewer Opioids

With overdose death rates in America at an all-time high, it is easy to find yourself becoming disillusioned about any hope of an end to the opioid epidemic. But, it is important that we all remain optimistic about curtailing the crisis, and continue to work the problem, as they say. In a short period of Read More

Your Family of Addiction Recovery

With Christmas on the horizon, you may have noticed the air is feeling a little bit heavier than usual. Particularly if you are an active member of 12-step recovery. Hopefully, you made it through Thanksgiving without an interruption in your program, and now you find yourself having to navigate through Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Read More

Addiction Treatment Bill Signed by President

As the nation prepares itself for the presidential changing of the guard, it is important that we all take stock of the efforts by the current administration to tackle the opioid epidemic. The crisis, as you are probably fully aware, has demanded that lawmakers from either side of the aisle work together to address our Read More

Drug Overdose Rate At All Time High

Between 1999 to 2014, more than 165,000 people have died from overdoses related to prescription opioids, a statistic that would be even higher if we included heroin and fentanyl related deaths. The worst year for overdoses on record was 2014, which lit a fire under lawmakers to enact legislation for combating the Americans opioid epidemic. Read More