According to a National Institute on Drug Abuse article published in June 2019, 19.5 million females (or 15.4 percent) ages 18 or older have used illicit* drugs in the past year. *The term “illicit” refers to the use of illegal drugs, including marijuana according to federal law, and misuse of prescription medications.
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According to the Surgeon General’s Report published in 2016 “20.8 million people aged 12 or older in the United States had a substance use disorder. That number is similar to the number of people who suffer from diabetes and more than 1.5 times the annual prevalence of all cancers combined (14 million).”
Some people love the camaraderie that AA offers and believe that their long-term sobriety depends on going to AA meetings for the rest of their life. Other people find AA meetings depressing or monotonous, and the thought of having to go to meetings forever is horrifying.
Addiction affects everyone in a family, here are things you can do.
When someone close to you suffers from addiction, it can be difficult to know what you can do to improve the situation. Addicts’ behaviors can isolate and put distance between them and you, which may leave you feeling isolated, frustrated, and angry. But even though addiction can affect everyone in a family, there are things you can do. You are not helpless in helping your loved one overcome addiction.
Holidays are difficult for many who are addicted to drugs and alcohol.
For most, Thanksgiving is a time of intense reflection about the past and introspection on how far they might have come in the last year. This type of thought can often be a joyous event that a person celebrates with friends and family. However, it’s no secret that the holidays are known for being a difficult time for many people addicted to drugs and alcohol. With the copious amounts of opportunities to drink or use, the financial, familial, and traveling stress, and the general pressures that come at the end of the year, the chances for relapse seem endless. Not to mention the fact that many people addicted to drugs often feel stuck in a place where they might only be seeing the things they’ve done wrong, or view another year as a failure as they attempt to get clean. It can sometimes seem like having a year filled with active drug addiction and feelings of happiness, gratitude and peace at Thanksgiving are mutually exclusive. However, a look at Gulf Breeze Recovery’s testimonials webpage will prove you wrong.
A Non-12 Step Approach to Addiction Recovery reveals your natural wellness and strength.
At Gulf Breeze Recovery, our holistic, non-12 step addiction recovery program (called THRIVE) works to reveal the natural wellness and strength we all have, and with which we all are born. This approach to rehabilitation stands in stark contrast to traditional 12-step recovery programs and is one of the reasons why our program can work for people when conventional methods have not.
Recent exposure to ads for fraudulent drug rehab facilities has sparked an important topic to discuss: how can a person tell if a site or advertisement for a drug rehabilitation facility is legitimate or not? Knowledge of the tricks of the trade in the search engine optimization (SEO) marketing industry can be the best way to avoid being misled to a business that has no intention of providing the care you need.
When working to overcome alcohol addiction, individuals in traditional 12-step rehabilitation programs can find themselves looking to external sources for relief and guidance in times of distress. Common 12-step recovery methods call on resources outside of the individual for strength…
An adult child of an addicted parent shares her story and her path to Inner Peace. Many people go through their days waiting, hoping, and feeling frustrated that they aren’t …