Celebrating Recovery Month!

September is National Recovery Month. This national observance (which American Society of Addiction Medicine is a proud planning partner of) was developed to educate the public that recovery from mental and/or substance use disorder is possible.  Over 23 million Americans are currently in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. The theme for this…

Support Group: Have You Heard Of SMART Recovery?

SMART Recovery is a self-empowering addiction recovery support group. The participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups. SMART Recovery helps people recover from all types of addiction and addictive behaviors, including: drug abuse, drug addiction, substance abuse, alcohol…

Some people have a higher risk of becoming addicts

There is such a misconception out in the world today that addicts are young blacks or homeless people.  But the truth may surprise you.  I just read a really interesting article called “Drug Addiction, Unmasked: The Types Of People Most Likely To Get Addicted And Why” which explains how many people of different ages, backgrounds,…