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Drug Overdoses in Pittsburgh, PA

October 9th, 2019

Pittsburgh has been especially hit hard by the opioid addiction epidemic in the area. Interstate drug trafficking is a big problem that accounts for many of the drug overdoses in the city.

Does Helping Others Strengthen Your Recovery?

October 7th, 2019

Reducing time spent isolating, regularly meeting with a supportive group of peers, and - most of all - helping others, helps reduce the chances of relapse by nearly 50 percent.

Should I Go to NA or AA Meetings?

October 4th, 2019

When an addict has the desire and willingness to get sober for the first time, they probably wonder which twelve-step program is better, Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous?

How Seasonal Affective Disorder Encourages Drug Abuse

October 2nd, 2019

Seasonal affective disorder is more common than you may think. Experiencing this type of depression is dangerous as it can cause or worsen addiction if you're already facing this problem.

Benefits of Practicing Yoga in Recovery

September 30th, 2019

With mindfulness, living in the present moment, and spirituality in mind, yoga has proven to be an extremely beneficial tool for those beginning on the path to recovery.

Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

September 27th, 2019

If you suffer from both bipolar disorder and substance abuse, then a dual diagnosis treatment program is recommended to achieve lasting recovery from both conditions.

Do Your Genes Play a Role in Becoming an Addict?

September 25th, 2019

Do genes play a role in becoming an addict? If you have addicts in your family, there may be a genetic predisposition for substance abuse. Find out in our article about genes and addiction.

September is National Recovery Month

September 20th, 2019

This observance celebrates the millions of Americans who are in recovery from mental and substance use disorders, reminding us that treatment is effective and that people can and do recover.

Overcoming the Fear of Addiction Treatment

September 18th, 2019

The fears that addicts have about going to treatment include fear of withdrawal symptoms, loss of friends or relationships, fear of change, fear of rejection, fear of how to handle life without the use of substances.

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