Monthly Archives: April 2015

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200 Years of Drug Use in America!

We often think of substance abuse and drug addiction as something that really got going in the 1960s and continued to the present day. But drug addiction has been around for a long, long time. Check out this cool study by recovery.org where they track the use of substance abuse and addiction related words across […]

By |April 20th, 2015|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on 200 Years of Drug Use in America!

Phelps & Manziel—Pro Athletes in Rehab

It’s easy to think, “I can hold my liquor,” or “I’m just a recreational user.” As a drug and alcohol treatment center, all of our clients in recovery will admit to this kind of attitude at some point in their drinking or using history. The thing is, every one of them had to move through […]

By |April 17th, 2015|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Phelps & Manziel—Pro Athletes in Rehab

Alcoholic to Run the Boston Marathon

With our own Rick Visser heading to Massachusetts this week to watch his daughter Kayla run in the amazing Boston Marathon, I thought the story of another marathoner, Dianne Majeroni, would be a great addition to our blog.

Dianne is a recovering alcoholic who has replaced her destructive addiction with a new addiction—RUNNING! But as she […]

By |April 15th, 2015|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Alcoholic to Run the Boston Marathon

Nurse Jackie—TV’s Most Honest Addict

It all started in 2009 when “Nurse Jackie” made its TV debut. It’s been touted as one of TV’s most honest depictions of addiction. Well, it’s heading into its final season—12 more episodes and that’s it. It’s a shame because its home to some of the most honest and real addiction dialogue on TV. Here’s […]

By |April 13th, 2015|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Nurse Jackie—TV’s Most Honest Addict

The Path from Painkiller to Heroin

There’s a heroin addiction crisis here in Ogden, in Utah and across the U.S.! Ever wonder how it all got started? Author Sam Quinones has just published his new book, Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic. Sam documents how the prescription painkiller epidemic has helped spawn skyrocketing heroin addiction. As he says in […]

By |April 10th, 2015|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on The Path from Painkiller to Heroin