12-Step programming is viewed by many as the core of addiction recovery. Developed in 1935 by Bill Wilson, known through the program as Bill W., the 12-Steps came to be when Bill finally defeated his own bout with alcoholism. Upon overcoming this troublesome disease, Bill put together the 12-Steps as a guideline based on how he was able to achieve sobriety. By 1939, Bill had published the Big Book for
The Netflix original movie 6 Balloons, starring David Franco and Abbi Jacobson, offers audiences an insider’s look into addiction and how it impacts everyone who is touched by it. The premise of the film centers on a brother and sister who are extremely close to one another, despite the fact that the brother is addicted to heroin. Seth, played by actor David Franco, is a young man who is continuously
When an individual is addicted to drugs and/or alcohol, he or she is at risk for suffering several different consequences of their use. Many of those consequences can be psychological, meaning that the abuse of specific substances can lead to changes in the way the brain functions. As a result, an individual can begin struggling with everyday things such as cognition, motor skills, memory, and concentration. In some cases, drug-induced
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
[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