Addiction Risk Factors

Do you Know the Risk Factors for Addiction? Alcohol and drug addiction contribute to the deaths of more than 125,000 Americans annually. The lethal killer does not discriminate based on age, education, height, race, sex, social status or weight.   Call 844-357-3422 24/7 to take the first step in living the rest of your life…


Recovery and Relapse. Truth & Hope.

The Journal of the American Medical Association has reported that 60 percent of patients who get treatment for substance abuse will relapse in a year’s time. Multiple studies have shown that the first 90 days are when the greatest percentage of relapse occurs, though the risk is ever-present months and years into sobriety. Why? According…

Drugs and the Brain

The Effects of Drugs on the Brain

Addiction is a nationwide challenge. It is not a new phenomenon, nor does it appear to be going away any time soon. The facts paint what might strike some as startling statistics: Nearly 23 million Americans – one in 10 – are addicted to alcohol or other drugs More than two-thirds of people with addictions…

Drugs and Body

How Drugs Affect The Body

Untreated addiction and risky use of drugs causes or contributes to more than 70 conditions requiring medical treatment, according to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. And the effects of drug abuse are responsible for 20 percent of deaths in the United States. These are no small numbers, representing no…

What causes drug addiction?

How Did I Become Addicted?

It has been reported that nearly 23 million Americans suffer with substance abuse. The top three drugs causing addiction are marijuana, opioid pain relievers, and cocaine.   All addictions – whether to a substance like alcohol, drugs or nicotine, or an activity — impact various neural circuits of the brain, including those related to reward,…

Drugs and Driving

Driving and Drugs? The Negative Effects.

The 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) reported an estimated 9.9 million people aged 12 and over had driven under the influence of illicit drugs during the past year.   The 2013-2014 National Roadside Survey from The National Highway Traffic & Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that more than 22 percent of drivers…