When getting sober, it is critical to establish new priorities for living a life of recovery.
Excessive alcohol use is responsible for more than 95,000 deaths in the United States each year, or 261 deaths per day.
Truly understanding our losses to drug overdoses means taking a longer look at the numbers. That’s where the tragedy becomes crystal clear, along with the necessity to take more immediate action.
Using marijuana by itself presents risks. But when other drugs are added into that marijuana, the substance becomes far, far more dangerous. Sadly, that’s exactly what is occurring in cities all across America.
Anyone who has loved an addicted person knows: Addiction comes with enormous costs. Some of these costs are emotional and mental. The addicted person suffers from the overwhelming compulsion to use drugs and the physical sickness and deterioration that accompanies the use of alcohol and drugs like heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine.
It is important to remember that it is ultimately up to you to decide who you allow in your life and who you decide to keep away.
When a pregnant woman uses illicit drugs, drinks alcohol or misuses prescription drugs, they immediately increase the risk of birth defects. That’s why it’s vital to help pregnant women and women of child-bearing age find an effective rehab program as soon as possible. We’ll take a look at some of the risks.
There are several reasons why personal integrity must remain a top priority for someone who wants to stay sober.
It is only by genuinely taking responsibility for our mistakes that we can take responsibility for our lives, and once we do that, the opportunities to enjoy life become endless.
To prevent your home from becoming a source of addictive substances for a young person or susceptible family member, it’s important to know all the types of drugs that should be locked away and where someone might be looking for them.