Self-care vs Selfishness

Recovery is full of paradoxes. By admitting powerlessness we become empowered, we find freedom by surrendering, and if we want to keep what we have we must give it away. Another such paradox is the “selfishness versus self-care” dilemma we are faced with upon starting our journey of recovery. In our addiction we are so…

Acceptance

“For years I was sure the worst thing that could happen to a nice guy like me would be that I would turn out to be an alcoholic. Today I find it’s the best thing that has ever happened to me. Today I find it’s the best thing that has ever happened to me. This…

We Will Not Regret The Past

It’s a pretty safe bet to say that no one tries to get sober on a winning streak. As addicts and alcoholics, pain is a strong motivator for change. That pain can be much more than simple physical pain. The mental and emotional despair that many alcoholics and addicts feel after being so beaten down…

New Opioid Not Addictive or Deadly In Primates

With an epidemic ravaging the country by killing 40 Americans everyday, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released new guidelines directing doctors to simply refrain from prescribing opioids. But if a new drug and study gains ground the health agency might make a change in their guidelines. The Proceedings of the National Academy…

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CARF ACCREDITATION

Breaking News! We are thrilled to announce that The Last Resort Recovery Center is officially CARF accredited! We just found out today that our team has earned this distinguishing achievement for a full three-year term! What does this mean? “CARF International accreditation is a public seal of trust and commitment to quality based on internationally…

236 Heroin Overdoses In 3 Weeks

The Akron Beacon Journal reports on the current OD toll in the city, and the escalation of the problem, tied by authorities to the influx of a powerful elephant sedative in the heroin chain: “From January to June, Akron paramedics responded to about 320 drug overdose calls. In the three weeks between July 5 and…