Monthly Archives: September 2017


Serious Issues that Result from Substance Abuse


Drug addiction, also known as substance use disorder, is a dependence on mind-altering substances. When a person develops an addiction to a mind-altering substance, they continue to use the drug no matter the harm and serious issues the abuse causes in that individual's life. The reality is that substance abuse can result in many issues that don’t always show at the surface when looking at addiction. This includes health issues, including brain damage, problems with relationships, financial hardships, and more. Substance Abuse [...]

Serious Issues that Result from Substance Abuse2017-09-22T12:00:46-07:00

A Disease That Does Not Discriminate By Age


A fact that many addiction awareness activists stress is that the disease of addiction does not discriminate. They speak about how a person can become afflicted with the disease of addiction regardless of his/her nationality, profession, economic status, or family cohesion. Age is a factor that is overlooked in that concept. Our mental image of an individual suffering from addiction is not someone who is typically of the elderly population. Factors that Contribute to Elderly Developing Addiction Let’s face it; getting [...]

A Disease That Does Not Discriminate By Age2017-09-15T12:00:19-07:00

Four Steps for Problem Solving in Early Recovery


Have you ever had a dream that just shakes you to your core? I had a dream the other night that is still on my mind today. I was on a mini-vacation with my family. The air was cold and wet, and we were all dressed as if it were raining.  We were walking around, touring some sort of dock, and I was holding my youngest born and talking to my husband. My daughter was walking around with my mom, and [...]

Four Steps for Problem Solving in Early Recovery2017-09-07T11:23:06-07:00