Friday, August 12, 2011

Back to School

Back to school—a time filled with both dread and excitement. A time for old friends, new friends, different experiences and situations which may bring new peer pressures that aren’t always positive. While some parents may believe their child is immune to such things, in reality they are mistaken. With fall traditions such as school dances, football games, and back to school parties right around the corner, now is one of the most crucial times to address the many dangers that can come from alcohol and drug abuse. For some under the radar shocking statistics and a heart wrenching story to help guide you and your teen in the right direction for the new school year, click here.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Extended Dangers of Alcohol and Drug Addiction

Alcohol and drug addiction bring health problems as it is, but have you ever considered all the extended dangers in suffering from the disease of addiction? Alcohol and drug addiction play a pertinent role within the family of an addict, not to mention the neurological effects of alcohol and drugs on the human brain drastically alter the decision making process of an addict causing the individual to make dangerous decisions they may not have made not under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Needless to say, addictive drugs have no boundaries on the deterioration of the human body, often causing death. The added dangers in poor decision making while under the influence only heightens our concerns on substance abuse.

For a real-life harrowing account of what the controlling disease of addiction can lead to click here.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Marijuana Plea Rejected

We could sit here and list numerous celebrities that have gotten caught with drugs or driving under the influence of alcohol. As a matter of fact, you could probably come up with at least 5 off the top of your head right now. Celebrities that have gotten caught doing something illegal yet faced little to no repercussions; caught for offenses any “average Joe” could and probably would get in big trouble over… but we aren’t going to do that.

One judge from West Texas has decided to do something different— take a stand towards celebrities that feel as though they don’t deserve the same consequences for their reckless acts involving alcohol and drug abuse. Find out what celebrity faced marijuana possession charges the way they should have.
Click here for the full story.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Josh Hamilton’s Testament to Drug Addiction Recovery

Shocked, saddened, distraught. These are all emotions going through Major League pitcher Josh Hamilton’s mind after a devastating accident took place during a recent game. A fan, Shannon Stone, fell to his death while attempting to catch a baseball tossed towards him by Hamilton. And yet, making sense of this horrible tragedy is not the only demon Hamilton has had to deal with. Earlier in his career, after suffering a car crash which left him on the bench, Hamilton suffered from alcohol and drug addiction. It took hitting rock bottom for Hamilton to work his way towards alcohol and drug addiction recovery and back to the Major League. In an inspirational comeback, Hamilton made it back into the majors and even won the 2010 American League MVP award.

See how he did it here, and Let Josh Hamilton’s courageous story be an testament to falling into alcohol and drug addiction but finding the strength to rise above it and follow your dreams.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Deadliest Day of the Year

Alcohol abuse has become a major part of holidays, as more and more people are binge drinking around the holidays such as 4th of July, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, etc. As a matter of fact, the 4th of July is statistically the deadliest day of the year from alcohol abuse and the poor decisions associated with being under the influence.

While the day is supposed to be filled with happiness and celebration, there is a frightening statistic that lurks in the shadow. Between 2000 and 2009, more people lost their lives in motor vehicle accidents on July 4th than any other day of the year and 40 percent of July 4th fatalities involved a driver with a blood alcohol content over the legal limit of 0.08 or higher.

Yet it’s not just the drinking and driving that we have to worry about. Hospital emergency room visits involving underage drinking for males double during the holiday weekend.

Find the full story at and find out how to stay safe on this dangerous holiday.

As you go about celebrating this weekend try to stay aware of the possible dangers that could end in tragedy and don’t forget to have a blast! Happy 4th of July everyone!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Poppies Are More Than a Pretty Flower

How can something so beautiful be so deadly? While visually beautiful, poppy fields hold a more sinister side as one of the largest factors in producing the lethal drug—Heroin, a growing epidemic amongst today’s youth.

It’s no secret that we are currently in a recession and because of that fewer jobs are available for everyone as well as teenagers. Fewer jobs equal less money which leads today’s younger generation searching for new ways to get a cheap high; and that’s where heroin comes in. Mexican drug traffickers have since expanded their reach throughout the United States, covering the Midwest and Atlantic Seaboard in addition to their already heavy presence in California and Texas making the lethal and addictive drug more accessible.

Heroin’s appeal has also changed. What was once considered an “inner-city” drug is now a drug that can be snorted or smoked, and is appealing to suburban and even rural high school youth. Heroin is the new prescription pain reliever. Those pills often cost upwards of 50 to 80 dollars a tablet, while at around 15 dollars a hit, heroin is considerably cheaper; therefore leading to an upwards rise in heroin usage and addiction among teens.

Find more shocking statistics about the rise in Heroin abuse here

Thursday, June 23, 2011

More than Just a Revamp

A complete renovation and improvement..

Technology is always changing. Alcohol and drug abuse trends are always changing. Alcohol and drug rehab treatment programs need to keep up with those trends, and thus, are always changing...

What must a quality drug rehab and alcohol treatment center do to keep up with the dynamic world we live in, full of billions of people and millions of web surfers?—Answer questions, provide quality and up to date information, constantly update, utilize interactive mediums like social media, photos, videos, chat systems, search engines, etc.

We have done exactly that! Recognized the changes and updated our website to accommodate people of all demographics.

We've implemented a user friendly interface, including a search bar so users can find the exact information they are seeking much faster than before. We have linked our home website to our social world where people have a sense of ownership and connection with each other and with us. We have provided multiple ways to contact us directly in case our website doesn’t answer all the questions you may have, or to give you options in seeking the alcohol and drug addiction treatment you need for yourself or a loved one.

Find out what our past clients are saying about us with dozens of testimonials and Google Places reviews. Keep up with our blogs and subscribe to the RSS feed to get them sent straight to you. Or stop by to find resources like Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon Family Groups in one easy-to-find location.

After weeks of brainstorming, developing, designing, and applying, the new "" has arrived and we are excited to share this valuable source with you! Please take a look and tell us what you think—it’s a source for you, so we want your feedback.