Five Things to Look for in a Drug Rehab Facility

Four Misconceptions About Sex Addiction

The other day I sat down with Last Resort staff member Irving Najman to discuss Sex Addiction. Irving Najman is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. Sex Addiction is a problem that is becoming increasingly more common both as a dual addiction with substance abuse, as well…

Big Dreams

Almost since he was old enough to pick up a bat, Joby Riggs was being groomed for athletic greatness. By the age of 16 Joby was well on his way to fulfilling his lifelong dream of playing in the Major Leagues. In fact, his pitching instructor told him that the only question left was whether…

Four Signs of Recovery From Alcohol and Drugs

Four Signs of Recovery From Alcohol and Drugs   Let’s get one thing straight; recovery is about a lot more than just abstinence from alcohol and drugs. Don’t get me wrong; abstinence is great. But it is only the first prerequisite to entering a life of recovery. Recovery entails a restructuring of deeply held beliefs,…

“WHAT DO I DO!?”

After eight jail visits, four rehabs, one sober house attempt, IOP’s, hospitals, etc., I found myself crying, detoxing, sleep deprived, living out of my car, and unable to get high anymore; no longer capable of living the life I was living. There seemed no way out. Parked outside of my mom’s house at 1 o’clock…

Believe in The Product

Another day, another flight, another city, and another opportunity to spread the message of how The Last Resort is helping men struggling with addiction. Without a doubt, I am forever grateful to TLR for the opportunity to become the man I am today. From starting as a tech covering the 3pm-11pm shift, to Director of…

“Crack is Whack”

I was smoking crack by myself in a Motel 6 bathroom in St. Louis, my hometown.  I laughed to myself as I hit the pipe thinking of Whitney Houston saying, “Crack is whack!”  Crack was whack. This was the first time I tried it.  But crystal meth was my drug of no choice and I’d…

exercise to repair alcohol damage

Using Exercise to Repair Alcohol Damage in the Brain

As if there aren’t already an infinite number of reasons exercise can benefit your health, there’s now proof that it can help reduce memory deterioration in the brain caused by heavy alcohol exposure. A study published in September’s issue of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research journal discussed a study done by the University of Colorado…

One Proud Mom – Son’s Addiction

I cannot imagine what our family’s life would be like today if a friend had not insisted that I go to that Al-Anon meeting last fall.  I was sick and tired of talking and worrying about addiction, living with an addict, and didn’t want to be around pitiful loved ones of alcoholics.  In my usual…