US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy recently called out substance abuse as one of the biggest public health issues in America today.Is it true that addiction is America’s most pressing health problem?Well, when you look at the stats, it’s hard to disagree with Dr. Murthy. Substance Abuse is … [Read more...] about Is Addiction America’s Most Pressing Health Problem?
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Most of us inherently understand that there are huge risks to indulging in illegal narcotics and that one of the possible results is an addiction.This is something we see in nearly every sad story on the news or in movies about the darker parts of life. What isn’t addressed nearly as often is … [Read more...] about What You Need to Know About Prescription Drug Rehab
More often than not, addiction and shame go together. Whether it’s a struggle with an addiction to drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, or even food, there’s going to be some form of shame associated with it.We can’t help feeling shame because its part of the human predicament.If you’ve been … [Read more...] about Letting Go of the Shame of Addiction
If you’re considering inpatient rehab for yourself or a loved one, you might be wondering, “How do rehab centers work?”You probably want to know more about the treatment process, and about the specific benefits that residential drug addiction treatment provides. In this blog post, we’ll go over … [Read more...] about How Does Drug Rehab Work?
Many addicts in early stages of recovery feel overwhelmed with feelings of guilt and shame. Even non-addicts commonly struggle with shame.While it might seem like feeling guilty all the time could help motivate you to stay sober, the truth is that when you dwell in these dark feelings, you could … [Read more...] about How Guilt and Shame Can Derail Addiction Recovery
What’s addiction? Seems like everyone has an opinion about it these days. There are a lot of people who believe that it’s a disease and then there are those who strongly disagree.So what’s causing all these conflicting arguments? It really comes down to two schools of thought on the matter. So … [Read more...] about Is Addiction a Disease?
Utah probably isn’t the first place you think of when you think of drug abuse.That’s probably because most people aren’t aware of the rampant drug abuse problem in the predominantly Mormon state. In fact, the following statistics on drug abuse in Utah might just shock you. 1. Out of all 50 US … [Read more...] about 4 Utah Drug Abuse Statistics You Didn’t Know
We all go through massive traumas at some point in our lives, whether we know it or not. Breakups, deaths in the family, or major accidents are all examples, and all them require a certain “grieving period” for whatever was lost or changed through that trauma.This period involves something we … [Read more...] about Emotional Processing: What is It and How Can It Help in Addiction Recovery?
Once you get clean, your biggest concern is finding ways to stay that way.Relapses are a return to heavy use of alcohol or drugs after a period of abstinence or moderate use. They are obviously left best avoided, and the best way to do that is by understanding that relapse is a process, not an … [Read more...] about Relapse Prevention Strategies That Will Help Keep You Stay Clean
We treat addiction of all kinds at Alpine Recovery Lodge. One of the most addictive drugs we see clients using is methamphetamine.Methamphetamine abuse and addiction are big problems in the United States. As a highly addictive drug, methamphetamine use can lead to addiction, unpleasant side … [Read more...] about Four Long-Term Effects that Methamphetamine Has on Your Body