Brochure Request

News and Blog

no sleep insomnia ambien

The Search for Sleep — and the Benefits and Hazards of Ambien

Brochure Request The Search for Sleep — and the Benefits and Hazards of Ambien July 28, 2022 Insomnia can be brutal, but what about Ambien? If you can’t get to sleep, you can’t recharge. And if you can’t recharge, you can’t function well during the day. And if you can’t function well during the day, everything can start to unravel. You become ineffective at work, school, and/or home. You forget important obligations. You can barely drag yourself from activity to activity. And then when you fall into bed, you still can’t sleep. So the cycle repeats and worsens. Then it

Read More »
woman pouring cough medicine into a measuring cup - codeine

Be Careful with Codeine to Avoid Serious Consequences

Brochure Request Be Careful with Codeine to Avoid Serious Consequences July 28, 2022 Think back to the last time you had a persistent cough. Maybe you tried to ignore it for a couple of days. But soon enough, that cough may have been disrupting your sleep as well as making your days fairly miserable. So you headed off to see your doctor. Having a Cough Can Be Miserable, But So Can a Codeine Addiction There’s a reasonable chance that your doctor prescribed codeine to help suppress your cough.  Now imagine that it is your child who has the persistent cough.

Read More »
cropped shot of man in white button down shirt using both hands to separate wooden figures - toxic people concept

Drugs Are Toxic—And Some People Are, Too

Brochure Request Drugs Are Toxic—And Some People Are, Too June 24, 2022 When you have been in the grips of a substance use disorder, you understand the ways in which drugs or alcohol can be toxic—to your physical health, your mental health, and to your ability to function in the world. Life Lessons On Toxicity That is important knowledge to have, and you are unlikely to forget it, having learned it the hard way. But in the early days of your sobriety, you may find that you have another important lesson to learn. That lesson is this: For a person

Read More »

No Meaningless Exercise: A Commitment to Fitness Supports Your Recovery

Brochure Request No Meaningless Exercise: A Commitment to Fitness Supports Your Recovery October 13, 2021 It is easy to find reasons not to get regular exercise. After all, we’re all really busy, right? We have responsibilities at work or school. We have people who are relying on us to do this or that or the other. We hardly allow ourselves any down time—and when we do, we want to curl up with a book or watch our favorite movie or catch the game (wouldn’t it be great if sports counted as exercise for the viewer as well as the participants?).

Read More »

Benzos Can Be a Solution to Anxiety. They Can Also Lead To New Problems

Brochure Request Benzos Can Be a Solution to Anxiety. They Can Also Lead to New Problems. September 27, 2021 Imagine These Scenarios Imagine you have to take a big test tomorrow—maybe a test that will determine whether or not you can attend the college of your choice. Imagine you have a job interview tomorrow—maybe an interview that will determine whether you will advance in your career or stay stuck where you are. Imagine you have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow—maybe an appointment that will determine whether your current illness is something serious. The odds are pretty good that in any of

Read More »

A Focus on Eating Right Can Provide a Boost to Your Health and Recovery

Brochure Request A Focus on Eating Right Can Provide a Boost to Your Health and Recovery September 20, 2021 Your Diet Affects Your Sobriety It is easy to think of recovery from a substance use disorder in terms of what not to put in your body. It might seem that as long as you do not put drugs or alcohol in your body, you are doing everything right and all is well. But as it would turn out, what you do put into your body can be extremely important in terms of helping you keep the drugs and alcohol out

Read More »