Quitting Meth and What to Expect

An addiction to methamphetamine is by far one of the most destructive of all chemical dependencies and can be one of the most grueling battles of your life when trying to quit. There is certainly no managing a meth addiction.  It either consumes you entirely, putting you through some of the most disturbing physical deteriorations,…

How does Vicodin affect your body long term?

Vicodin is the most commonly prescribed brand name of the opiate pain reliever hydrocodone, mixed with acetaminophen.  It’s strong pain relieving effects have been a favorite for recreational drug abuse since the mid 1980s, however it’s also responsible for some pretty damaging long term effects. So How Does Vicodin Affect Your Body Long Term? One…

What is Opium?

It gets mentioned a lot when talking about addiction because it’s the main ingredient in heroin and most painkillers.  Opiates are some of the most notorious drugs in the realm of addiction and cause nearly 30,000 deaths per year. Street names for opium include Buddha, Chillum, Easing Powder, Emerald City, Chinese Molasses, Aunti Emma, Midnight…

Faith in Recovery

As a spiritually-centered recovery center, we understand that the most crucial component of long term success in addiction recovery is faith. This does not necessarily mean religion, though the many religions of the world are centered on faith. Faith by itself, however, means believing in yourself and in something larger than yourself.  As the many…

what to look for in a recovery program

What to look for in a recovery program

After finally admitting to your addiction, you’re ready to find a place that can help.  This is not something to delay, since your health and sometimes your life hang in the balance. When looking for a drug recovery and addiction treatment facility, keep in mind these key factors to make sure you attend the recovery…

concept of honor among men

What is Honor?

For most people, the concept of honor is one of those archaic concepts that conjures images of hoity-toity Englishmen from the 18th Century slapping one another in the face with a white glove and declaring duels.  We’re a far cry from the old days of culturally-validated honor systems but honor still plays an important role…

Finding Strength

There’s nothing worse for a man’s pride and sense of self than the feeling of weakness.  Weakness is deplorable in almost every culture and there are a whole range of psychological battles we endure when we feel weak and helpless.  It’s not a good feeling and ruins our self-confidence and presence of mind.  Substance addiction…