The Importance of Community and Recovery

Millions of people live and thrive in addiction recovery. There is an active and vocal community of survivors and their loved ones. It is a community you or your loved one can join. This community is essential for maintaining and enjoying sobriety. It is essential for immediate and long-term mental health. The U.S. Surgeon General[1] […]

2016 Recovery Recap: Moments that Brought Awareness to Addiction

Due to growing rates of substance abuse — both in the United States and abroad — each year seems to bring even more disturbing addiction-related headlines than the last. However, there’s actually been quite a lot that happened in 2016 besides the just growing opioid addiction epidemic. In particular, we have a new president-elect, our […]

What Is the ‘Recovery Movement’ and Why Should Addicts Care?

Something had to change. For many years, alcoholics and drug addicts felt unable to ask for help for their illnesses. Going to rehab was seen as a badge of shame – mainly because society was not prepared to acknowledge addiction as a medical disorder and not a mental failing. Not only was the public and […]

Have Synthetic Alternatives Become More Dangerous Than Actual Marijuana?

Addictive, mind-altering substances are becoming more and more commonplace. Everywhere you turn, new substances threaten to contribute to the growing addiction problem we’ve been seeing in the U.S. and abroad. In fact, it’s estimated that roughly one in every ten Americans is dependent on some chemical intoxicant,1 which puts this epidemic into perspective. We’ve amassed […]