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Statistics of Drug Use in High School

Drug use in high school can have serious impacts on the developing bodies and brains of teenagers. Here are some statistics concerning […]

Depression Among First Responders

August 8, 2014

Everyone else is running away from the fire, but you’re charging right into it. Gunfire rings out in a crowded store and […]

Crisis Mode: 911 Operators Suffer in Silence

July 25, 2014

“9-1-1, what’s your emergency?” To the person calling 911 for help in an emergency, these words are a lifeline. But little thought […]

When Should a First Responder Reach Out for Help?

July 23, 2014

For first responders, job-related stress and strain can be off the charts. Police, fire and EMS personnel often see and do things […]

What to Expect at an AA or NA Meeting

July 14, 2014

Many of us experience tremendous anxiety when contemplating attending our first meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. This feeling is common, […]

You’re a firefighter, and you have PTSD

June 25, 2014

It happened again. As you bolt upright in bed, your heart is racing and your sheets are soaked with sweat. You scream […]

5 Ways to Help Protect Your Child From Drug Abuse

June 17, 2014

As a parent, it is natural to wonder what is going on in your child’s life. Of all of the questions a […]

3 Common Excuses People Give to Avoid Addiction Treatment

June 3, 2014

Watching loved ones succumb to substance abuse can be one of the most heartbreaking things for friends and family members to witness. […]

Creative Writing May Help in the Recovery Process

May 29, 2014

In some ways, the physical tolls of substance abuse can be easier to address than the emotional ones. Medical science has advanced […]

4 Inspirational Quotes to Start Your Week

May 27, 2014

There may be times during a period of sustained substance abuse that people feel as if they are all alone. Even if […]

Sober Summer: Top 10 Sober Summer Activities

May 21, 2014

Summer is here (well getting here) and I’m excited! Here is my top ten list for awesome sober summer activities!

Relapse Does Not Mean a Failed Recovery

May 19, 2014

One of the largest obstacles facing people with histories of substance abuse is the idea that relapse signals that they have failed […]

Overcome Addiction Stigma for a Successful Recovery

May 16, 2014

There are many problems that accompany substance abuse, least among them the physical toll that alcohol or drug use takes on the […]

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