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28 Recovery Quotes That Will Make Your Day

By |2019-06-06T17:22:19+00:00May 11th, 2019|

Recovery from any substance abuse disorder – whether it is alcoholism or drug addiction – requires both a physical and a mental commitment. Physical, because recovery requires abstinence from any intoxicating substances. Mental, because you have to put yourself in the right state of mind in order for the recovery to be successful and long-lasting. To help with that, here are some quotes that can make the journey of recovery less wearisome. Use them for inspiration, motivation, and validation whenever you are feeling tempted or overwhelmed. Recovery Quotes about Hope “Just when the caterpillar thought [...]

Legislation Passes Allowing Needle Exchanges in Idaho

By |2019-04-22T16:11:45+00:00April 22nd, 2019|

In March 2019, Governor Brad Little signed into law legislation that will allow needle exchanges in Idaho.  Earlier this year, the original bill passed by a wide margin, 47 to 20 in the State House and 22 to 11 in the State Senate.  The new law will take effect on July 1st. “While substance abuse prevention and treatment remain vital, it is also essential that the health consequences of injection drug use be mitigated by needle exchange programs.” ~ Al Lamberti, former Sheriff, Broward County, Florida This newest step aimed at addressing the ongoing [...]

We Are Excited for the Grand Opening of Northpoint Washington, Our Newest Inpatient Addiction Treatment Center in Edmonds, Washington

By |2019-04-15T17:58:21+00:00April 14th, 2019|

We have some exciting news! We’ve been preparing for the grand opening of our newest inpatient rehab facility, Northpoint Washington, and it’s finally ready! This addiction treatment center is located in Edmonds, Washington, and will offer the same addiction treatment programs as Northpoint Recovery. Patients can also enjoy the same quality of care. We are hoping that Northpoint Washington will be able to cater to residents who are closer to Washington or who are able to get there. We understand that not Northpoint Recovery may not be a convenient place for everyone to get [...]

Compassion: What it Means and Why it May Just Save the World

By |2018-11-12T17:28:35+00:00October 20th, 2018|

We Live in a World That Lacks Compassion At some point in your life, you have probably heard someone make this well-known proclamation, which is totally devoid of all compassion: “It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there!” This is a common response when you go to a friend or family member complaining about some situation that left you feeling bewildered by the “bad” behavior of another human being.    Chances are, upon hearing this statement, you shrugged your shoulders, shook your head in agreement, and accepted it as a legitimate explanation for whatever situation you [...]

Why Gender Equality is Important to Your Child’s State of Mind

By |2018-12-30T15:49:50+00:00November 1st, 2017|

All over the world, there are gender equality issues that are changing a child’s state of mind. Expectations are put on kids at such a young age. Think about the last time you went to a baby shower. You would get a pink outfit for a girl or blue for a boy. Research has found that gender-specific expectations are causing damage to kids that affect them as adults. The pressure of being all girl or all boy in character is leading to drug abuse and mood disorders later on in life. Boys are being [...]

7 Recovery Apps You Should Consider Downloading

By |2017-07-05T16:51:09+00:00July 10th, 2017|

One of the hardest things about recovering from a substance use disorder is maintaining motivation. An integral part of every successful recovery, staying motivated can come from regularly checking in with a support group, frequently engaging with a sponsor, channeling in to a higher power, or even being held accountable by a friend or loved one. And thanks to rapid technological advancement, the process of maintaining motivation during the addiction recovery process is becoming easier every day. Addiction recovery mobile apps, for example, let you take your most effective motivation tool with you wherever you [...]

New Breakthroughs That Can Cure Hep C

By |2017-06-08T06:34:10+00:00June 28th, 2017|

Being diagnosed with hepatitis C may seem daunting at first, but it is important to know that there are new breakthroughs that can cure hep C. Not only that, but the chronic diseases that directly result from hep C can often be treated, making the virus much less formidable. Of course, the best option is to avoid getting the virus in the first place. How you can do so is discussed in detail here. In order to give you a comprehensive understanding of hepatitis C and recent breakthroughs in treating the chronic condition, this post [...]

Alcoholic hepatitis symptoms and how you can prevent further damage to your liver

By |2019-01-03T22:40:56+00:00June 20th, 2017|

Alcoholic hepatitis is a serious condition that is related to drinking alcohol. You can think of it as a warning from your liver that it has had enough abuse. Alcoholic hepatitis symptoms will most commonly be associated with those who have been drinking heavily for many years. Often, alcoholic liver disease is what will cause a family to intervene on a loved one’s drinking. Alcoholic Hepatitis Symptoms and How You Can Prevent Further Damage to Your Liver Alcoholic hepatitis refers to a diseased, inflamed liver that is specifically caused by heavy drinking for a long [...]

Let the Healing Begin: 11 Tips to Overcoming Emotional Abuse

By |2019-03-22T21:14:15+00:00June 16th, 2017|

Emotional abuse and substance abuse have a complex and oftentimes co-occurring relationship. In fact, 40-60% of domestic violence cases are suspected to have either been exacerbated by or stemmed directly from situations involving substance abuse. And since physical abuse is typically (if not always) accompanied by some form of emotional abuse, it stands to reason that drug use is directly responsible for emotional damage in a relationship as well. Beyond illicit substances typically being directly involved in incidences of this type of psychological abuse, victims are at an especially high risk of developing mental disorders [...]

Drug Abuse on “Southern Charm” is Not So Charming

By |2019-03-28T16:52:00+00:00June 11th, 2017|

Custody battles tear through the lives of everyone involved. Faced with the potential loss of rights to see their children, parents clamor and claw at one another behind the protection of suited-up lawyers. The flaws of a spouse magnify as the case progresses, driving the existing wedge still deeper between them. The true victims in custody battles, though, are the children. Though some are too young to comprehend the events, others are old enough to understand. Divorce, custody battles, and the legal proceedings involved in each drag children through messes they never created. Custody battles [...]