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Primary Care Physicians Prescribing Opioids

In 2016, doctors prescribed enough opioids to give every adult in America a bottleful. Such statistics are unsettling, saying the least, considering our country lost 64,000 (42,000 opioid-related) citizens to overdose in 2016. The need for curtailing prescribing practices is higher than ever, yet doctors seem to operate business as usual. There is a clear Read More

Alcohol Use During Dry January

Only you can decide that your relationship with alcohol is unhealthy, and the decision to abstain from beer and liquor must be internal. One can indeed meet all the criteria for alcohol use disorder and still maintain the belief that all is well; however, if individuals are looking to turn their life around they must Read More

Addiction Epidemic In Farm Town, America

When the nation discusses opioid abuse in rural America, people usually think of the Appalachian region and the Midwest. Such areas have been devastated by elevated addiction, overdose, and disease transmission rates; the problem is hard to address due to the severe lack of addiction treatment services in those areas. Efforts to expand treatment options Read More

Routine is Everything in Recovery

On December 25th billions of people around the globe commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. One does not need to be a Christian to observe the holiday; it’s a cultural celebration recognized by millions of non-Christians in the western world. Christmas Eve and Day means joining together with friends and family to eat, drink, and Read More

Cocaine Overdose In America Brought to Light

People primarily associate the opioid addiction epidemic with white Americans, young adults and older folks alike. Never before in history has a substance use epidemic received so much attention; a good sign considering that only through talking about what is happening in households across America can society chip away at the stigma of addiction and Read More

Substance Use In The Workplace

Most employers have a zero-tolerance approach to substance use, both inside and outside the workplace. Specific fields of work involve the use of machinery that can cause serious injury to those not paying attention. In other cases, concerns over work productivity lead to policies that frown upon drug use. Whatever a company’s reasoning may be, Read More

Opioid Use Disorder: The Risk of Prescription Opioids

At Christians Drug rehab, we’ve have treated many young men and women from Arizona. Being next-door-neighbors, it makes sense for people struggling with alcohol and substance use disorders to seek treatment a few hours away in idyllic Southern California. Many of the people we treat, not surprisingly, are seeking recovery from opioid use disorder — Read More

Recovery Beyond Thanksgiving

Just because Thanksgiving is behind us, it doesn’t mean we stop giving thanks, in recovery. If you made it through the first sobriety litmus test of the holiday season, you have much to be thankful for today. Everyone in recovery knows the added stress that comes with end-of-year festivities, traveling and being around individual family Read More

Fentanyl is Now a Schedule I Narcotic

There are two kinds of fentanyl, both of which do the same thing—kill pain and individuals. One form of fentanyl is found in a hospital setting for severe levels of pain, often used in the performance of surgical operations. The other form of the synthetic opioid, made from ingredients manufactured in China, is later sold Read More

Addiction Recovery “Get Well” Jobs

“We have a lot of alcoholism and addiction around us, but these are wonderful people,” said Phillip Byrd. “A lot of them are just trying to make it in life.” Addiction recovery is about many things. Stemming the tide of an insidious disease and committing oneself to living a spiritual life are two important aspects, Read More