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My Journey with Porn Addiction Relapse and Recovery

By |2019-09-04T02:55:41+00:00August 30th, 2019|

Because the average layperson can grasp the idea that addiction is a disease, much of the attached stigma is being lifted. In fact, the idea of an afflicted person overcoming their chemical demons and living a happy and productive life is such a romantic notion that dozens of movies have been made with just that plot line. It is a well-deserved source of pride when a person can say, “I’m in recovery.” Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with histories of drug addiction who are not currently using and are instead rehabilitated are [...]

The Portland Oregon Drug Problem – Addiction Statistics You Need to Know

By |2019-08-15T15:28:19+00:00June 16th, 2019|

The Portland Oregon drug problem is scary, and identifying the true scale of the substance abuse problem here is key if effective remedies are to be found. Here is a sobering look at addiction in Oregon. “What many don’t realize is that someone with a serious addictions disorder is going to have their body fall apart in a relatively short period. They are going to become disabled, if they don’t die first. They’re going to end up costing the taxpayer an enormous amount of money treating their serious health conditions, and then they are [...]

How Big Pharma is Paying Kickbacks to Opioid Recovery Advocacy Groups

By |2017-07-07T22:47:12+00:00July 7th, 2017|

Why Big Pharma Donates Money to Opioid Advocacy Groups It raises questions when nonprofit opioid advocacy groups are being funded by pharmaceutical companies. These nonprofit organizations are set up as a way to protect patients’ rights. They also work hard to ensure patients get excellent care and treatment. There are many types of patient advocacy groups. However those who help addicted patients access opioid drugs for treatment are under speculation. New research has shown that many opiate advocacy groups are receiving funds from drug companies. This is a serious conflict of interest that must be [...]

Overdoses and Fraud Within the Florida Model of Rehab

By |2019-07-25T22:18:54+00:00June 26th, 2017|

Drug Overdoses and Insurance Fraud Within the Florida Drug Treatment Industry Drug overdoses, deaths, and insurance fraud are rampant within the Florida model of drug treatment facilities. The Florida Model of Drug Rehab When this model first came about, it was done with the best of intentions. The goal was to help patients function within a community, without relying on drugs to do so. In many, this involves sober living homes that offer a safe living environment. Prior to this, patients attend an inpatient drug detox center, and then go on to inpatient rehab. Once [...]

Ben Affleck Opens Up About Going to Alcohol Rehab

By |2019-07-25T18:52:49+00:00March 16th, 2017|

Actor Ben Affleck Reports Finishing Another Round of Alcohol Rehab Addicted celebrities are certainly not news, but when big name actors like Ben Affleck report that they’ve just finished getting alcohol treatment, the media pays attention. Ben reports having relapsed back into alcohol addiction in recent months, and this is not his first stay at alcohol rehab. News sources report that he completed an alcohol rehab in 2001. This latest bout of treatment took place almost immediate after the Oscar Awards. The question is, what is it that leads actors like Ben toward addictions? Actually, [...]

International Overdose Awareness Day—Remembering Those Lost to Addiction

By |2018-12-29T03:02:03+00:00August 30th, 2016|

Every August 31 since 2001 has been set aside as a day to publicly memorialize lost loved ones who were taken by the illness of addiction—International Overdose Awareness Day. Boise, New York, Los Angeles, other cities around the world will unite with memorials, vigils, and educational events. The hope is to raise public awareness, so this tragedy might finally be ended. It is also a day to send a heartfelt message to anyone currently battling any substance abuse disorder—the misuse of prescription opioid painkillers, addiction to illicit street drugs, or even alcoholism – "Drug overdoses [...]

US Surgeon General to ALL Doctors: “I Need Your Help to Stop the Opioid Epidemic”

By |2019-07-25T18:57:11+00:00August 29th, 2016|

"Many clinicians have told me they weren't aware of just how bad the problem had gotten. Many were not aware of the connection between the epidemic and prescribing habits." ~United States Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy Citing an "urgent health crisis", the US Surgeon General has written a letter to every doctor, dentist, and nurse practitioner in America, in hopes of addressing – and turning the tide on – the nation's opioid epidemic. This is the first time that anyone in that position has attempted to reach out in such a universal, collaborative manner. How [...]

Back from the Deep End – How Michael Phelps Went from Alcohol Rehab to the Greatest Olympian Ever

By |2019-07-25T17:11:11+00:00August 18th, 2016|

“I sent myself on a downward spiral. I think it was more of…of a sign than anything else. That I had to get something under control, whatever it was, I look back at that night and everything happened for a reason.” ~Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps interview for NBC’s Today If – as he says – the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro were Michael Phelps’ swan song, there could not be a more fitting goodbye. He was chosen to be a Captain of the American Olympic team and voted to be the United [...]

Welcome Susan Cherry: Outreach Specialist in Washington State

By |2019-08-23T21:12:39+00:00June 6th, 2016|

We are very excited to welcome Susan Cherry to our Northpoint Outreach Team! Susan's main focus will be in working with professionals in Washington State and the surrounding areas. Susan comes to Northpoint Recovery with 14 years in business management and 16 years working in all aspects of chemical dependency treatment. Susan is known for her passion for recovery and her ability to motivate and assist patients and their loved ones with placement in a chemical dependency treatment facility that fits their specific needs. Susan's honesty, compassion, empathy and understanding towards those who have been [...]

What’s the Difference between Drug Addiction and Substance Abuse?

By |2019-04-16T17:51:59+00:00May 27th, 2016|

“Even for the normal person, drugs change the brain just like they change the brain of the addict…But eventually, the inhibitory neurotransmitters of the normal person’s brain put on the brakes…and the persons stops drinking or drugging. Those brakes don’t work in the addict’s brain. They were made defective or they’ve burned out…” ~Dr. Akikur Mohammad, M.D., The Anatomy of Addiction Most people who drink or experiment with recreational drug use will never develop a problem or become addicted. But when does this recreational drug “use” morph into drug “abuse”, and when does it further [...]

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