Opiate abuse isn’t new, but in the past two years, there has been more talk on the epidemic of opiate addiction in the news and in headlines. In fact, we get more calls now about opiate abuse than we have at any time in the past. Opiates are commonly prescribed for pain. The fact that they’re a … [Read more...] about 8 Alarming Facts about Opiate Abuse
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of heroin use and over-dose has nearly quadrupled between 2002 and 2013. It’s also reported that more than 8,200 people died in 2013. Unfortunately, this statistic is on the rise since the last study and people are still abusing … [Read more...] about Five Things to Know About Heroin Detox
There isn’t a doubt that there is a connection between drug addiction and depression. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration conducted a survey in the United States and the results were staggering: ~ 17.5 million people over the age of 18 have been diagnosed with a … [Read more...] about Is There a Connection Between Drug Addiction and Depression?
When someone goes into rehab, we often get questions from families about what they should be doing while their loved one is undergoing treatment. Our number one answer might surprise you. We tell them to take care of themselves. The truth is that when you love someone deeply, watching them … [Read more...] about Taking Care of Yourself While Your Loved One is in Rehab
Making the decision to get help for an addiction is not easy. In fact, it’s one of the most difficult things that you can do. We don’t like to admit that we need help. That’s natural, but it can also be a roadblock to healing. Even when you know that rehabilitation is necessary, it’s common for … [Read more...] about Inspiring Quotes and Sayings to Help People in Recovery
Addiction to opioid pain medications has been all over the news in recent months. Medical professionals, addiction specialists, and politicians have all expressed concern that opioid drug abuse has turned into an epidemic in the United States and are taking steps to address the issue. One of the … [Read more...] about What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Fentanyl Abuse?
Unlike using illegal drugs, drinking alcohol is a socially acceptable activity. We do it when we’re out with friends and at home. Consuming alcohol is commonplace that it can make be difficult to tell when someone has lost control. One of the most common questions we get at Alpine Recovery Lodge … [Read more...] about What Is The Difference Between Casual Drinking and Alcoholism
Addiction, whether to alcohol, illegal narcotics or prescription medication, is a serious issue that can have a profound effect not only on the person with the addiction, but on their families, friends, and even co-workers. Addiction has created a certain social stereotype and preconceived … [Read more...] about The Most Common Co-Occurring Disorders Found with Addiction
When I was little, I liked the idea of keeping a journal. I couldn’t wait until I knew how to spell enough words to keep one. As soon as I was able to write complete sentences on my own, I used some of my allowance to buy my first journal. It was a floral fabric covered book, full of lined pages … [Read more...] about Advancing the Healing Process Through Journaling
When you’re recovering from a drug addiction, one of the most challenging aspects of life after rehab is learning how to combat addiction triggers and cravings. At Alpine Recovery Lodge, we work with our patients to give them the tools they need to do that. Every recovering addict is unique, but … [Read more...] about How to Overcome Addiction Triggers and Cravings