Police Teach Teens About Drug Addiction in Boise, Idaho

By |2019-09-05T14:52:46+00:00August 31st, 2019|

In Boise, police officers have created a teen program that educates kids on what happens when they abuse drugs and alcohol. Addiction is an epidemic in the US and statistics have found it usually starts when adults are teens. In fact, 90% of addicts today will have started using drugs or alcohol during their teens. This is what has prompted Officer Jim Cromwell and others to educate kids from grade 8 to 11 about addiction. The police officers are stepping into health classes all over the Boise School District in an effort to inform [...]

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 Link between Energy Drinks and Addiction

By |2019-09-04T02:56:10+00:00August 25th, 2019|

Whenever we hear about addiction, energy drinks are not the first things that come to mind. People limit substance abuse to alcohol, prescribed opioid drugs, and illegal drugs. However, those are not always the main culprits. In the Swahili language, there's a saying that states, “Whatever eats you is on your clothes”. It means we often look far for reasons why things are going wrong. When in reality, the reason is closer to us than we realize. A great example is suffering a long time only to discover your best friend was causing the [...]

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 [...]

Is Addiction a Disease or a Choice?

By |2019-07-12T22:34:47+00:00June 16th, 2019|

Is drug addiction a choice or a disease? This is the question that keeps coming up in the addiction treatment community. Patients will often take one side or the other. Experts will debate the validity of addiction as a disease. Maybe you’ve even wondered the answer to this one yourself. It’s best, to begin with learning what addiction is. At that point, the answer to the question, is addiction a disease or choice? becomes much more clear. What is Addiction? An addiction is something that occurs when someone ingests a substance or engages in an activity repeatedly. [...]

Staying Sober in College: How Drug and Alcohol Addiction is Affecting Students Across the Nation

By |2019-08-13T15:14:52+00:00June 14th, 2019|

The college years. Many eager, young people look forward to this time in anticipation of the beginning of their adult lives. And many adults look back on this time fondly (forgetting the late nights studying for exams) and remember the good times had with the friends they made there. But, there is something looming over college students that many people are unaware of. It darkens these usually joyous times, and can even claim lives. Drug and alcohol addiction. Addiction is not usually the first thing that comes to people’s minds when they think about [...]

Quiz: Are You an Enabler?

By |2019-07-24T16:50:33+00:00June 7th, 2019|

“Enabling feels good, though! It makes us feel like we are helping and doing something good and positive in our family member’s life! It gives us a false sense of control…Our “helping” has only back-fired and prevented our family member from realizing they have a problem.” ~Carol Ann Gillespie and Karen Little, Friends and Family of Addiction: A Survival Manual When you care about someone with a substance abuse problem – alcoholism or drug addiction – it is only natural that you want to help them and keep them safe. After all, isn’t that what [...]

I Got a DUI in Idaho – Now What?

By |2019-07-24T16:51:09+00:00May 27th, 2019|

“…we want to remind anyone who might think about getting behind the wheel after drinking that real lives are at stake, and that it is just not worth the risk of killing someone else or yourself.” ~Idaho State Police Sgt. Rich Adamson If you have been arrested and charged with a DUI in the State of Idaho, the bad news is you are not alone. According to a report published in the USA Today, Idaho is the third-most dangerous state in America for drunken driving. Idaho also ranked #5 in the nation for the [...]

Overcoming Addiction in Idaho (Opioids, Alcohol & Meth)

By |2019-08-13T15:16:32+00:00May 23rd, 2019|

If you’re looking to overcome addiction in Idaho, there is help. You’ll need the support from others to help you with the difficult challenges that come from getting sober. It might sound cut and dry to go into an Idaho detox center and move on with your life. It’s rare that people only need help with physical symptoms. The psychological symptoms of addiction recovery take longer and are often more intense. The emotional reasons for substance abuse and addiction may surprise you as you begin to dig deeper. There are a few different means [...]

9 Truthful Songs About Addiction and Recovery

By |2019-09-05T15:58:57+00:00May 23rd, 2019|

Music. When it comes to artistic expression that communicates the depth of the human experience, there is nothing like it. Sure, we are moved by beautiful artwork, literature, theater, and dance. Oh, but, music! It has a way of reaching in and grabbing us by the soul. One author wrote in Psychology Today that “music is a universal language.” We hear lyrics that speak to us and immediately feel a profound human connection. This connection transcends race, gender, economic status, and social barriers. This is especially true when it comes to songs about addiction [...]

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