You don’t have to be chronically dependent on drugs or alcohol before the misery and suffering begins because all levels of substance abuse can mess up your life. Substance abuse at any level can affect a person’s health, relationships, education, employment, lead to legal problems and a potentially fatal overdose at any given time.Read More»
Alcoholism and drug addiction shatters lives in every way causing tremendous harm to those addicted and their loved ones but the pain and suffering doesn’t have to continue, life can get better with professional help. Drug addiction and alcoholism are treatable illnesses so if you or someone you care about has a problem with drugs or alcohol it’s never too soon to receive help.Read More»
Substance abuse is much too common anymore. It’s sad to say but the number of people in need of professional alcohol and drug treatment has increased immensely in the past several years. In spite of the serious dangers connected with abusing legal medications and illicit drugs, abuse is increasing in many areas and countless people are suffering tremendously and are unable to cope.
There’s a number of reasons why people abuse alcohol, prescription drugs and illicit substances like heroin and so many others. The level of harm individuals experience in their lives due to substance abuse and addiction varies from person to person as well. Effective treatment though addresses the addiction including all other important areas of the individual’s life giving them the opportunity to heal and rebuild their life.Read More»
In recent years non-medical use of prescription drugs have become a significant problem in the U.S. and Oregon like many other states has seen a substantial rise in the number of people suffering due to misuse. In the past several years, Oregon has suffered the loss of a number of residents due to prescription drug related overdose and sadly continues to do so.Read More»
Everyday life can be difficult enough at times in general but for those struggling with mental health problems and/or suffering from chemical dependency, daily life can be much more challenging and unmanageable.
Mental health illness and chemical dependency are both very serious conditions and can greatly interfere with a person’s ability to effectively function in daily life.
Mental health illness and substance abuse also commonly exist at the same time and numerous people dependent on drugs or alcohol are as well suffering from both conditions. Obtaining appropriate treatment can make a world of difference in the lives of those suffering because chemical dependency and mental health illness are treatable conditions.Read More»
Substance use among adolescents is a growing problem and significant public health concern throughout the United States anymore sadly. Young people are naturally curious and during adolescents many will try alcohol or experiment with other drug use occasionally and fortunately stop on their own without experiencing any serious consequences.Read More»
Addiction is very powerful and the impact it has on a person’s life can be tremendously damaging and crippling making recovery extremely hard to achieve. Unfortunately many individuals that have attempted recovery in the past didn’t receive the level of help and support they truly needed to achieve a life free from substance use and as a result, are still unable to overcome their addiction.Read More»
There’s a number of different paths people have taken to overcome their use of alcohol and other drugs to achieve a clean and sober lifestyle. Alcoholism and other drug addictions are very difficult to overcome though no matter what path of recovery an addicted individual may take. Sadly many alcoholics and drug addicts obtain help for their addiction sometimes numerous times and continue to be unsuccessful in achieving continued sobriety because addiction is a relapsing disease.
Understanding and working the 12 step path to recovery from Alcoholics Anonymous has successfully helped a vast amount of addicted individuals overcome their use of alcohol and other drugs of abuse and successfully manage their sobriety and ongoing recovery. It’s not always easy for a person in recovery from addiction to fully understand and apply the twelve steps of AA into their lives though.Read More»
House of Hope, Inc. in Columbus, Ohio has been helping chemically dependent men and women effectively find recovery since 1959. Drug and alcohol treatment services provided by House of Hope are abstinence-based and they’re staffed with caring experienced professionals that help men and women achieve sobriety and recovery success.Read More»