How To Stop Drinking

Posted by Joe Gilmore on May 8, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

If you or a loved one is dealing with some type of alcohol use disorder, learning strategies on how to stop drinking or how to reduce your drinking may end up saving a life. Alcohol is a prevalent problem throughout the country. In fact, in 2015 it was estimated that over 15 million adults over 18 years old had alcohol use disorder. Alcohol is a drug, and one of the most deadly in the country.

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Topics: Alcohol

What To Know About Chemical Dependency Treatment

Posted by Joe Gilmore on May 7, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

Chemical dependency has been a problem in the United States for decades. The issue of drug addiction leads to tens of thousands of deaths per year, and with the emergence of prescription medication and opioids, that number has only been rising in recent years.

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With Drug Use Down, Why Are Overdoses Up?

Posted by Joe Gilmore on May 6, 2019 3:04:48 PM
 

Yearly surveys are conducted to address the rate at which teens and other age groups are using recreational drugs. In 2018, teen drug use was reported at an all-time low. In fact, teen’s use of alcohol, opioids, and tobacco (excluding the newly popular e-cigarette) is at its lowest since the early 70's. While this is certainly information worth celebrating, some scary statistics are taking the front page.

 

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Topics: Drug

This Week In Recovery: May 3, 2019

Posted by Jackson Bentley on May 3, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

 

Welcome to This Week in Recovery, a weekly recap of the 5 biggest stories and developments in the recovery industry.

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Presidential Candidates And The Opioid Crisis

Posted by Joe Gilmore on May 2, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

One of the biggest subjects of concern today is the opioid crisis that has fueled the rise in drug overdose deaths in the country over the past decade. In 2017, over 70,000 Americans died from drug overdoses, over 40,000 of which were due to opioids specifically.

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Topics: Drug

Understanding AA: Acceptance and Coping with Alcoholism

Posted by Jackson Bentley on May 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

Acceptance is one of the most difficult but important things to understand in order to achieve long lasting recovery from alcoholism. This means learning to relinquish your control, realize your limitations, and face reality.

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Topics: Alcohol

State Of Addiction In Kentucky

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Apr 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

DEA Chemists Solve Mystery of Mass Overdoses

A deadly scourge of overdoses rocked the Louisville area in the summer of 2016. Dozens of victims collapsed on the spot, getting rushed to nearby emergency rooms and in some cases not making it. Even longtime cocaine and heroin abusers weren’t immune to the drug’s deadly effects. Thanks to efforts by law enforcement community members and DEA scientists, we now know that the culprit was carfentanil, an elephant tranquilizer.

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Topics: Addiction

Finding Alcoholism Treatment

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Apr 29, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

Finding effective alcoholism treatment can be difficult, but understanding what to look for is a great way to get started to help you or your loved one. There is a strong chance that you or someone close to you is suffering from alcohol use disorder and learning more about treatment providers can help you decide what treatment center will provide you or your loved one with the best chance of success.

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Topics: Alcohol

This Week In Recovery: April 26, 2019

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Apr 26, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

Welcome to This Week in Recovery, a weekly recap of the 5 biggest stories and developments in the recovery industry.

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Impact Of Substance Use Disorders On Families And Children

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Apr 25, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

A substance use disorder is not something that just affects the person using, but, family and loved ones as well. Family is the primary source of attachment, nurturing, and socialization for humans in our society, because of this, it is easy to understand the problematic impacts that substance abuse can have on the family as a whole and individual family members, especially children. One study shows that there are a number of effects such as “unmet developmental needs, impaired attachment, economic hardship, legal problems, economic hardship, legal problems, emotional distress, and sometimes violence”.

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