Monthly Archives: April 2017


Synthetic Pot & High-Risk Activities


  More and more young people are beginning to use synthetic cannabinoids, but many young people don’t know the consequences. These types of substances are created from a variety of different chemicals, and it induces similar effects to THC. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated that this synthetic drug can cause mood altering behavior as well as make a person indulge in high-risk sexual activities. This type of drug can also be a gateway to trying other [...]

Synthetic Pot & High-Risk Activities2017-04-21T12:00:21-07:00

Preparing Mentally for Rehabilitation


One of the most difficult decisions anyone must make is the one to ask for help and go to an addiction treatment program. What makes this so difficult is that the disease of addiction doesn’t want you to get well. Addiction affects a part of your brain that’s responsible for survival, so it’s difficult to have the moment of clarity in which you realize that you need help. There are many people who never get to this point, so they never get [...]

Preparing Mentally for Rehabilitation2017-04-14T12:00:14-07:00

Getting Sober As An Older Adult: How is Recovery Different?


As an older adult who has realized that drug or alcohol use has become a problem, recovery is still possible, but it’s different. The challenges you’ll face in recovery are going to be much different than someone who is young and struggling with an addiction. The first thing to realize is that the only one who can get in the way of your recovery is you. The biggest struggle anyone with an addiction must deal with is his or her own [...]

Getting Sober As An Older Adult: How is Recovery Different?2017-04-07T12:00:48-07:00

Building Life-Skills in Treatment


No matter what age you started having a problem with drugs or alcohol, it’s important to learn different life skills while you’re in treatment. These types of skills can vary from person to person, but addiction tends to make people forget about basic parts of living day-to-day life. There are some who started abusing substances at a young age and need to learn how to do everything that comes with living on their own. Others may be older, but have been [...]

Building Life-Skills in Treatment2017-04-03T12:00:44-07:00