While there are numerous mind-altering substances known to be addictive and highly damaging to the body, methamphetamine — also known colloquially as crystal meth — is often cited as one of the most dangerous of all. It’s a substance that’s considered far more addictive than even opioids, and it results in profound damage to and deterioration of the body. In an effort to highlight the damaging effects of crystal meth
The benefits of outpatient treatment Even though recovery represents a process rather than a task to be checked off your to-do list, the journey can vary from one person to the next. In other words, a form of treatment that helps one individual achieve long-lasting sobriety might not be the right fit for everyone. There are several different types of addiction treatment, and each is effective for people with specific
In a world addicted to speed, it’s easy to mesh all of life’s moments into this justified blur of doing what it takes to get by. Some with more rational motives than others, but nonetheless a rush to nowhere where you must run twice as fast just to stay in place. As Brooks Hatlen once wrote, “the world went and got itself in a big damn hurry”. Unfortunately, not all
As the day begins and we sip our morning coffee, we think. We think about all the war and famine in other countries. We think about our family lives and close interpersonal relationships. We think about the funny John Belushi video we watched the other night while laying in bed. All of these things cross our minds, or maybe just mine, but these are usually some of the easier things
Disease and disorder often have a sneaky way of showing up in life. Sometimes they show up all of the sudden, while other times sickness’ gradually show themselves- it just depends. One way or another though, many wake up one day and find themselves having to become accustomed to such unpleasantry. So some of us just scratch our heads and think to ourselves, “Of all the surprises life could send
Addiction runs so many aspects of our world. From white collar to blue collar, man to woman, or adult to child – there is no escaping this disease. This disease is the reason why so many winds up in trouble with the law- becoming incarcerated, on probation, or obtaining charges on a personal record that follow for life. This disease is also the reason so many winds up on the other
Living in a world with so much uncertainty, all creatures of this planet must pick and choose their battles wisely. How we prioritize what’s important to us is individualized but it all stems from a hope of some sort. Hope is what drives the introverted caterpillar to transform out its cocoon. It’s what excitedly rushes the dog to the door as you walk in with 13 bags of groceries trying
America: The land of the free and the home of the brave. A nation founded on Democracy, Rights, Liberty, Equality, and Opportunity. All of which reportedly are part of the foundations of this booming first world power. Since the United States’ inception in the 1700s, nobody has declared us to be less than. Sure the country’s gone thru some tough times- and still is. We are constantly on the brink
Addiction is a monstrous disease that appears ever so stealthily, wrecking everything good that’s been amassed in life. It’s not just some overnight occurrence that people are able to willpower their way out of. It is a disease that builds its foundation of misery over a period of time. For most this takes years and years. It hides in plain sight, convincing addicts that everything is okay as they will
As most of us know, alcohol is a fermented beverage that has been around for thousands upon thousands of years. We can find it at any corner store and can obtain it in many forms. United States laws mandate it so that the legal age to purchase alcohol is 21, but of course, age never stops a true alcoholic. Nothing will prevent us from wrapping our lips around a bottle
[Shelly Sprague] did an amazing job with [Seth Binzer] and he’s here and alive because of you, frankly. And that’s the truth. You took the punches and I appreciate it.
Dr. Drew Pinsky
Shelly the Shark, she always has the answers to everything. I want to thank you for being so tough on me
Former Ultimate Fighting Champion Ricco Rodriguez
It’s truly been a miraculous journey for me and I remember how hopeless I felt during my early days of recovery at PRC. Bless you for all you do.
I am doing great, still sober. My wife now trusts me with my kids even alone…Life is much better today for me. I took a new role at my job that I absolutely love! I am grateful for PRC and the tools shown to me.
I learned more during last nights Family Program in the 1 hour and 45 minutes than I did in the 30 hours I spent at another Centers Family Program. If I knew then, what I know now we would have been at PRC first