What You Should Ask Your Doctor Before Filling Your Painkiller Prescription

What You Should Ask Your Doctor Before Filling Your Painkiller Prescription

The opioid epidemic is all over the news: horror stories about parents overdosing in front of their children or young athletes feeding their painkiller addictions with heroin. In 2015, there were 20,101 overdose deaths related to prescription pain relievers. Yet, the average person probably doesn’t know what the opioid crisis means for them. If prescribed … Continued

The Four Keys to Having a Great Holiday at Home

The Four Keys to Having a Great Holiday at Home – and Staying Sober

Everyone wants to be home for the holidays. At least, that’s what the season’s movies and songs tell us – even advertisements. In the Norman Rockwell painting of the imagination, everyone’s bellies are full of delicious homemade food, plenty of gifts lay at their feet, and the joy that comes along with spending time with … Continued

Addicted Moms

Addicted Moms: Hitting Closer to Home Than You Realize

For many women, the stress of motherhood can take its toll. Trying to keep up with the needs of their children ­­– in addition to the needs of a household, career, or spouse – has caused many busy mothers to resort to relying on “helpers.” These “helpers,” as they are referred to, are most commonly … Continued

More Money, More Problems

More Money, More Problems? How to Manage Your Finances in Recovery

Managing money can be difficult for many people, but perhaps even more so for a person in addiction recovery. During the course of active addiction, any money an individual had was spent on their substance of choice. Personal financial management was a low priority. Now, in recovery, however, knowing how to properly save, budget, and … Continued

Know Your Recovery Rights

Know Your Recovery Rights

A person’s recovery journey can be rewarding and filled with exciting new opportunities. But living a productive sober lifestyle can also come with its share of challenges. While society’s understanding of addiction has greatly improved over the past few decades, the stigma that surrounds it is still present. In fact, one of the most common … Continued