President Trump could immediately help Americans addicted to opioids

What on earth is going on in Washington when it comes to health policy? We’ve got you covered here. There’s a quick and simple way President Trump could immediately help Americans addicted to opioids. Here it is: allow Medicaid to start paying for treatment at large institutions for mental disease (known as IMDs). Under a… Continue reading President Trump could immediately help Americans addicted to opioids

Health Officials Encouraged Trump’s Declaration

The opioid epidemic, which has been ravaging Tennessee for nearly a decade, was declared a public health emergency by President Donald Trump on Thursday. A record number of Tennesseans, 1,631, died from drug overdoses in 2016. Overdoses from heroin and fentanyl killed 554 in 2016, a dramatic increase from the year before. So the declaration… Continue reading Health Officials Encouraged Trump’s Declaration

I don’t know how to begin sharing my story…I’m an alcoholic mother

I don’t know how to begin sharing my story…but let me start by introducing myself. I’m a 28-year-old mother of one beautiful baby boy who is 8 months old. Alcohol has been a part of my life for the past 10 years. At first, I didn’t realize I had a problem – and once I… Continue reading I don’t know how to begin sharing my story…I’m an alcoholic mother

The Ridge

“You don’t have to be miserable in recovery,” explains the CEO and chief medical officer of The Ridge, a year-old residential treatment facility situated on an estate property about 25 miles from downtown Cincinnati. Jeffrey Stuckert, MD, says that this philosophy guided the decision-making involved in converting a former family home to a 14-bed residential… Continue reading The Ridge

New Life Addiction Treatment Helps Promote Children of Alcoholics Week

Palm City, FL – New Life Addiction Treatment, a compassionate, integrated drug and alcohol rehab center, is helping promote Children of Alcoholics (COA) week, an international campaign led by British charity NACOA (The National Association for Children of Alcoholics) to shed light on the situations of children who are adversely affected by family alcohol issues.… Continue reading New Life Addiction Treatment Helps Promote Children of Alcoholics Week

American Health Care Act (AHCA) will Fuel Opioid Epidemic and Devastate Addiction Treatment

American Health Care Act (AHCA) will Fuel Opioid Epidemic and Devastate Addiction Treatment Denver, CO – Arapahoe House, Colorado’s largest and leading provider of substance use disorder treatment, denounces the 2017 American Health Care Act’s (AHCA) reductions to Medicaid coverage. The bill passed by the House contains provisions that, if enacted, could devastate Americans’ addiction… Continue reading American Health Care Act (AHCA) will Fuel Opioid Epidemic and Devastate Addiction Treatment

Understanding What Methamphetamine Can Do to Your Body

Many people who are tempted to try an illegal drug go into it thinking that using the drug once or twice won’t hurt anything. This can be especially true with younger people, who still tend to think that they are invincible. They figure that getting high with their friends isn’t that much different from drinking… Continue reading Understanding What Methamphetamine Can Do to Your Body

Getting Treatment for Meth Addiction

If someone you know or love is using methamphetamine, the way that you react to this person can make a huge difference in whether or not he or she will seek or accept treatment. Because meth is so highly addictive, it can be more challenging to treat a meth user than an abuser of just… Continue reading Getting Treatment for Meth Addiction

The Importance of the Intervention Letter

Let’s say that you have accepted the fact that your husband has an alcohol problem, and now recognize that you must do something to make him realize that fact as well. He is in denial, which is not at all uncommon when someone is a substance abuser. However, his alcoholism has begun to have an… Continue reading The Importance of the Intervention Letter

Finding Professional Help for an Intervention

There is no doubt that making the decision to hold a drug intervention for a loved one can be difficult. Of course, nothing is more difficult than watching someone you love ruin their life because of an addiction. Choosing to hold an intervention is a major step in the process of helping your loved one… Continue reading Finding Professional Help for an Intervention