Articles in Category: Breaking News

Is There Such A Thing As A 'Recovered Alcoholic'?

on Tuesday, 07 October 2014.

In the recovery community, it is very common to refer to a person who is sober as "recovering," regardless of how long they have been sober for. Some people, both in the recovery community and outside of it, may wonder whether this is an appropriate term, since it may seem in the instance of a person who has not had alcohol for a very long time that they are no longer recovering but recovered. 

This has led many people to pose the question of whether there exists a person who is actually a recovered alcoholic.


Parental Influence On Alcohol Use And Abuse In The Household

on Tuesday, 07 October 2014.

There are many factors that may impact the likelihood that a teen will suffer from alcoholism. Environmental factors, such as the company a child keeps at school, as well as genetic factors, such as how predisposed the child is to alcoholism, will all play a large role in determining whether a teen will become addicted to alcohol.

Why Emotional Sobriety Plays Such A Large Role In Recovery

on Tuesday, 07 October 2014.

Getting healthy and sober means truly changing the way in which you think and behave. Of course, one of the biggest components to sobriety is abstaining from controlled substances, but it is also highly important that a recovering addict work to achieve what is called emotional sobriety. Maintaining emotional sobriety is an integral part of being healthy and drug and alcohol free. Here are a few reasons why emotional sobriety is such an important part of recovery.

Surgery and Pain Medication Use in Recovery

on Wednesday, 08 October 2014.

Opioid pain relievers have a very high potential for abuse, and can be very dangerous if taken beyond recommended doses, or for purposes other then their intended use. However, they can also be extremely useful in controlling otherwise unbearable pain, and allowing someone with chronic pain or recovering from extensive surgery to function

Painkiller Opana Quickly Rising In Use Around The Nation

on Wednesday, 08 October 2014.

Prescription drug use has, for the past several years, been the nation's fastest growing and most dangerous drug epidemic. As deaths and hospitalizations continue to be on the rise in almost every state, legislatures and hospitals are working together to try to find ways to reduce the number of addictions and overdoses due to these dangerous drugs.