Prescription drug abuse has reached epidemic proportions. Many people don’t understand how addictive certain prescription medications can be.

Ways to Avoid Abusing Prescription Drugs?

Prescription drug abuse has reached epidemic proportions. Many people don’t understand how addictive certain prescription medications can be. Oftentimes, the line has been crossed before the sufferer even realizes they’re addicted to the drug they hoped would help them. If taken correctly, prescription medications can have tremendous health benefits. However, as soon as they begin…

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Dry January

This year’s campaign: Get your YOU back Have you been stuck on pause? Many of us feel that way. Things have been a little unpredictable, meaning many of us have been in limbo, not knowing what to do next. No more stop-starting. Let’s press go! Here’s a journey we can take to a new destination. That’s where…

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4th Step Inventory Guide

4th Step Inventory Guide The 4th step inventory is perhaps one of the most well-known pieces of twelve-step programs. Originally introduced in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, the fourth step states that we ”Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.” As this step can be difficult, confusing, or sometimes overwhelming, we created…

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BASIC IOP REQUIREMENTS

BASIC IOP REQUIREMENTS The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Counselor’s Treatment Manual outlines a sample schedule that gives an idea of what you can expect if you or someone you know begins treatment at an IOP. This is only a sample, and your program may differ depending on your needs. Weeks 1-4 Weeks 5-16…

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time for treatment?

How do you know when it’s time for treatment? Many people feel fear and shame about using substances, and as time goes on, they may normalize substance use even through increasing consequences – leading both the people using and their loved ones to ask – when is it time to go to treatment? While each…

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