Jun 13, 2019

Working Through Relapse as a Woman

After completing a treatment program, the hardest part is living sober and not falling back into old destructive patterns. Each day is a...
May 17, 2019

How Addiction Affects the Brain

Even though we can legally drink at age 21, our brains continue to grow well into our mid-twenties. For weeks to months after ceasing...
May 8, 2019

Signs That You May Be Heading Toward a Relapse

While relapse is one of the stages of change in addiction, it does not mean that it must happen to you. It is typically not an event that...
Apr 24, 2019

Bipolar and Substance Use Disorders

Approximately 50% of individuals who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness have been found to also engage in substance use....
Apr 18, 2019

Impulsivity, ADHD and Substance Use Disorders

Today, ADHD and ADD are becoming prevalent diagnoses for children. Through research, one can find concrete correlations between attention...
Apr 17, 2019

The Link Between Trauma and Substance Abuse

One of the main correlations between substance abuse and mental health difficulties is underlying trauma. In fact, 80% of women in...
Jan 29, 2019

How a Pot Addict Found Recovery at 19

Tanner didn’t mean to end up at Discovery Place. He didn’t really even mean to get sober. Following an impromptu family intervention...
Dec 19, 2018

Their Son Died of a Heroin Overdose. They Want Your Loved One’s Story to End Differently.

In Joey Gootee’s last post on Instagram he is smiling peacefully. Lips pressed together, just the corners of his mouth turn slightly up....