The opioid epidemic, or opioid overdose crisis, is one of the greatest public health problems in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, largely due to the opioid … [Read more...] about What Is the Opioid Epidemic?
Benzodiazepines, sometimes called benzos, are a class of psychoactive drugs that act as a depressant to lower brain activity. They are often prescribed to treat conditions like anxiety, sleep disorders and seizures. The most prescribed benzodiazepines include Valium®, Xanax® and Klonopin®. … [Read more...] about How to Quit Benzodiazepines
Did you know our thoughts, feelings, beliefs and attitudes can positively or negatively affect how well our body functions? Perhaps even more interesting is that what we do with our physical body (what we eat, how much we exercise and even our posture) can impact our mental state. The mind-body … [Read more...] about Foods That Boost Your Mental Health
Many people look forward to lazy summer days, barbeques and family get-togethers, but those in active recovery may feel added pressure to drink or use substances in these social settings. The best way to maintain your drug recovery during the summer is to have a plan and stick to it. Tips for … [Read more...] about Five Things to Do This Summer to Help With Drug Recovery
Pharmaceutical fentanyl is a synthetic opioid (narcotic). It’s a class of psychoactive drugs that help relieve severe or chronic pain. It depresses the body’s respiratory center, suppresses the cough reflex and constricts the pupils. It can relieve pain and sedate someone within minutes, although it … [Read more...] about What is Fentanyl and How Does it Affect You?
Medically supervised drug detox programs at Alpine Recovery Lodge help those with moderate to severe drug or alcohol addictions manage the symptoms of withdrawal. Using a combination of medications and therapy, assisted detoxification helps ease the discomfort of symptoms and helps people detox … [Read more...] about What to Expect During a Drug Detox
When you suffer from addiction, sobriety is a daily decision. It doesn’t matter whether you are brand new to recovery or have multiple years of sobriety under your belt – the thing that prevents you from relapsing is your daily level of commitment. However, with the new public health measures put in … [Read more...] about Staying Active and Drug-Free During Covid-19
Addiction recovery is a comprehensive process that incorporates medical and therapeutic treatment. Members of the Church of Latter-day Saints not only recognize the importance of their faith but also see it as essential to their overall health and wellbeing. Sometimes, a wounded spirit is as much … [Read more...] about Addiction Recovery for LDS Members
The recovery journey can be difficult even under the best circumstances. And managing recovery amid an unexpected pandemic can seem downright overwhelming. It is completely understandable to feel challenged by worries about your health, the health of your friends and loved ones, financial … [Read more...] about Recovery During the Pandemic
If you have a friend or a loved one who is working through recovery from mental illness and/or addiction, you may be wondering how best to support them. Perhaps you’re not sure what you can specifically say or do. Though each individual’s recovery will be different, the clinical team at Alpine … [Read more...] about Supporting a Loved One Through Recovery