The problem with prescription drug abuse in the United States Is not new. It affects every state in the America, including Utah. What is new is that prescription drug abuse is in the news nearly every day. One reason is the precipitous increase in the abuse of opioid drugs, which are commonly … [Read more...] about The Shocking Numbers Behind America’s Prescription Drug Addiction Epidemic
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While many people dismiss teenage alcohol consumption with the words “oh, they’re just kids, let them experiment,” they don’t realize that this behavior can have lasting consequences. Studies have shown that kids in the United States have their first drink before the age of 13. This can lead to a … [Read more...] about 8 Consequences of Teenage Alcohol Consumption
It’s important to choose the drug treatment center in Utah that is right for you or your loved one. The choices available can be overwhelming and the stress of having to choose a recovery center can cause you to quit before trying to get clean. At Alpine Recovery Lodge, we work hard to ensure you … [Read more...] about How to Find the Utah Drug Treatment Center That’s Right For You
In the world of rehabilitation and recovery, the focus is usually on the person who is struggling to overcome an addiction. The goal is to help the addict recognize the problem and then give them the tools and coping mechanisms they need to overcome it. However, the person in recovery isn’t the … [Read more...] about 21 Resources to Help You Cope with a Loved One’s Addiction
When drug and alcohol addiction take over, many addicts are unable to uphold regular routines related to cooking, eating, cleaning, and general self-care. Malnutrition is often a common side effect of addiction. At Alpine Recovery Lodge, we have seen just how powerful good nutrition can be for … [Read more...] about The Importance of Good Nutrition During Recovery
At first glance, it might seem that art and addiction don’t have much to do with one another. We understand that, but art therapy is one of the holistic treatments we offer at Alpine Recovery Lodge. When people hear that we offer art therapy to our patients, they have a lot of questions. They … [Read more...] about What Do Art and Addiction Treatment Have in Common?
Admitting that you have a problem with drinking is difficult for many people. Social drinking is something that’s common, and it can be tricky to know when your drinking has crossed the line into alcoholism. In fact, we get a lot of calls at Alpine Recovery Lodge saying: I’m afraid I might be an … [Read more...] about Am I An Alcoholic?
There are few things more frustrating than watching someone you love struggle with addiction. We know that because we see the fallout of addiction every day at Alpine Recovery Lodge. We often get calls from people who want to know if they should force the person they love into recovery. There’s a … [Read more...] about Does Forcing an Addict into Recovery Work?
Recovering from an addiction is a challenge for everybody. Because it’s difficult, there are a lot of misconceptions and myths about what’s involved in addiction recovery. In fact, we spend a lot of time at Alpine Recovery Lodge debunking myths so that our patients and their loved ones know what to … [Read more...] about Debunking 7 Myths about Addiction Recovery
Recently, we helped a woman who called us wanting to know if she should stage an intervention for her sister, whom she suspected was abusing alcohol and drugs. We get that question a lot at Alpine Recovery Lodge. It’s difficult to watch a loved one struggle with addiction – and an intervention might … [Read more...] about Should I Hold an Intervention?