Chronic Pain Sufferers Overlooked in the Opioid Crisis

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Opioids have proven very useful for treatment of acute pain and are increasingly used for chronic pain patients. During the last 25 years, opioids have been a first choice prescription plan for chronic pain conditions of all kinds, for people of all ages and backgrounds. It hasn’t been until the last decade that doctors and specialists have recognized the correlation between opioid abuse and chronic pain sufferers. In the late nineties and even early 2000’s, it was stereotyped that those who struggled with drug addiction were not patients that were given these medications by a doctor, but “less than” members […]

How HIPAA Protects Those Going Into Treatment

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Dr. Seuss, also known as Theodor Geisel, was a children’s author who often wrote in rhyming couplets to convey his message. In a story named ‘The Lorax’ he writes about a character that annals the predicament of the environment in a manner that “speaks for the trees”. In a poetic rhythm confronting the Once-ler, the Lorax elaborates upon the environmental degradation of the planet and how change is obligatory for their future. In doing so, the Lorax stressly explains “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better-it’s not”. Now these are absolutely wise […]

Looking Into an Alcohol Detox

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“Looking into alcohol an detox”, a simple five worded sentence that has the power to evoke fear, anxiety, and/or guilt out of the bravest, unconcerned, and/or most shameless of beings. Any dismal emotion felt for that matter is typically because alcoholic thinking has gotten that person to the point of needing alcohol detox, that or somebody close to them is in desperate need. Or in some cases maybe it was something they’ve been through already and the memories remain intact and unpleasant. Either way, it something that most inflicted with alcoholic thinking have to endure at some point in their […]

Insurance Companies Stopping Coverage of Specific Opioid Prescriptions

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Human beings are complex, fascinating organisms. Basic human nature shows us that we are creatures of survival. We adapt to the times as the times are a changin, like Bobby Z sang. Yet like it or not, the world continues to spin at its own pace regardless of our adaption to it. To survive we have to learn defense and offense. We have to offend and defend. We must know the difference between fight and flight as we pick our battles throughout life wisely.    That all being said, what do we do when you can’t run and you can’t […]

Keeping Your Job: Medical Leave for Treatment

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Gazing into your crystal ball of the future, none of us will ever be able to truly foresee 100% accurately. Life just kind of happens like “that” sometimes. What we predict to be up will end up being down. Left is right and right is wrong. We’ll create these hopes, dreams, ambitions, intentions, determinations and aspirations full of imagination only for those best laid plans to be thwarted by what life has planned. In the same breath, we control our destiny and all the actions that transpire on our road to greatness. We have the power of choice. This confliction […]

Gift Of Life Scholarships!

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November, December and January Only! We will be offering 20 scholarships total. Deadlines for applications are as follows: November admission deadline is November 1, 2019 December admission deadline is December 1, 2019 January admission deadline is January 1, 2020   The Gift of Life program offers scholarships to those seeking treatment for addiction to drugs and/or alcohol, as well as those who additionally suffer from mental health conditions. Those who are awarded scholarships will be offered the opportunity to receive the treatment they need. Scholarships consists of a medical detox and 30 days of treatment. Scholarship winners will be responsible for […]

Are Healthcare Companies Adding to the Opioid Epidemic?

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Freedom’s only free if it’s free. Its 2018 and we live in a country declared free but apparently under siege. No, it’s not another nation that has attacked us but sabotage of our own doing. We have trodden down the chemical trails to a dead end that has taken its toll on the masses. Overdose is a household word these days…How did we not see this coming? Why did we ignore most of the signs over the last few decades? Why wasn’t there more prevention put into play? It’s a genocide of our own doing. I mean, how many times […]

Alcohol Rehab: A Simple Guide To Finding The Proper Facility

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Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment Centers for Alcohol and Drug Addiction If you are one of the many people addicted to either drugs or alcohol, chances are you are scared. You may feel like your life is falling to pieces around you and be afraid there is no hope for recovery. It is important to realize you are not alone. There are addiction treatment centers available to help you get your life back under control. These facilities have a lot of experience helping people with a substance abuse issue and they can help you. You may want to consider an inpatient […]

How Detox Programs Prepare You For Going To Treatment Afterwards

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If you found your way to this page, there’s good chance that you or someone you love is dealing with an addiction. By dealing with an addiction, we mean suffering from the effects of losing control of your life because of substance abuse. There is no upside to having an addiction to any substance. The cycle of addiction is like a house of cards. One good puff of wind is all it’s going to take to bring the walls of your life crashing down. Hopefully, something you read here will make you realize there is a path to freedom from […]

What To Do If A Family Member Refuses Alcohol Rehab

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Your family member has been on the road to alcohol addiction for much too long. It’s taken control. It’s come to the point that addiction is interfering with every aspect of your loved one’s life. His job is at risk because of poor work performance. His personal relationships are suffering. His ties with his family members are crumbling. He needs to get help. You know that alcohol rehab is the best solution. Professional help can give your loved one the support and resources needed to overcome this hurdle. There’s only one problem. Your family member refuses to go to treatment. […]