Why community involvement is important to addiction recovery

We are always searching for connection and belonging in the world around us. It is a natural desire to be part of something larger than ourselves; to be included and around others who understand and support us.   While active addiction might strip us of these meaningful connections, finding community is critical when it comes to addiction treatment and there are numerous ways to identify and build community during your recovery.   Building sober relationships Navigating any major life-altering situation…

How do I stay sober during the holidays?

The holiday season is considered a time to celebrate and gather with friends and family. For those who are in recovery from alcohol or drug addiction, however, the stress, anxiety, and pressure of “the most wonderful time of the year” can put a strain on your sobriety. What do you do when that Christmas or New Year’s Eve party you were invited to has an open bar or someone offers you a drink? What happens when those visits with…

Substance use among youth is a problem we must tackle

Between Oct. 23 and Oct. 31, schools and communities across the country took part in events celebrating Red Ribbon Week. This national campaign, which launched in the 1980s, promotes drug-free communities with initiatives targeting school-age youth. But is it really important to continue pushing substance abuse education when it comes to children? The answer is…

Christian Rehab

Churches play important role in Christian rehab

Successful recovery from substance use disorder cannot be accomplished alone. It takes support, compassion, understanding and love. While this support can come from peers, mentors, and experts trained to address the unique needs of addiction treatment, a relationship with God is another crucial factor in successful addiction recovery care. Faith-based recovery combines clinical treatment therapies…

What caused my loved one’s addiction?

If you ask two people how they ended up in active addiction, you are likely to receive two different answers. What causes addiction? The truth is, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. Genetics, home life, peer pressure, traumatic experiences and mental health conditions can all influence the development of an addiction. Oftentimes it is a combination…

Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Versailles, KY

The Best Weapon in the Fight Against Heroin Addiction

Kentucky remains in the midst of a gripping heroin epidemic. Heroin addiction devastates families in crippling ways. The crisis is so serious that legislators recently implemented Senate Bill 192 referred to as “The Heroin Bill” per the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy which imposes harsher legal consequences on those importing heroin with the intent…