“American Horror Story” star Cheyenne Jackson is on cloud nine in his latest social media post as he celebrates five years of sobriety. Jackson achieved the milestone despite the hardships and rough times he faced during the transition. “Over this time I’ve experienced more highs and lows than I sometimes
“I needed help, I was going down in flames. I would have died the following week, had I not made that decision. So, I made the phone call,” said Jose, talking about his decision to enroll into a drug abuse rehab. The program at Sovereign Health changed his perspective about
In the times when dedicated efforts are being made to curb the soaring rate of the opioid crisis in the United States, it is shocking to note that many nursing facilities are frequently turning away patients undergoing addiction disorder treatment for opioid abuse from accessing the provisions of after-care program.
This is the story of Dustin, a young man who was dependent on both alcohol and opiates for a long time. His parents had absolutely no idea about his condition as they used to stay in Hawaii, far away from Dustin. They were shattered when they learnt about his addiction.
Stigma is a public health issue that discriminates, isolates and humiliates people, and violates their human rights. The set of assumptions and preconceptions rather than facts is strongly associated with addiction and mental disorders. It rather perpetuates a set of negative beliefs among few people or the community against those
National Impaired Driving Prevention Month: Drunk driving incidents took a tumble in 2017, says poll
An annual public opinion survey of over 5,000 American drivers aged 21 or older, conducted recently by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF), indicated that the number of drunk driving incidents came down in 2017 compared to 2016. In 2016, the survey had reported the highest rates of drunk driving.
Taking a decision to quit the dreadful world of addiction and spending the rest of the life in sobriety is an act of immense bravado. It takes a lot of hard work and determination to return to the mainstream world and survive at personal, professional and social fronts, without depending
When Maria’s 20-year-old daughter Monica arrived for the Christmas holidays, she looked weak and thin. She skipped meals, did lot of physical exercise and avoided confrontations with the family members. Every time Maria cooked her favorite dishes, Monica would cringe at the site of food and avoid even tasting it.
Getting a grip over one’s addiction can be a life-transforming decision for a person addicted to alcohol or any other substance. With recovery, one gets a second lease of life, but one must be cautious because there is always a chance of relapse. Starting the life all over again can
Ron Heirs was born in Memphis in 1955. He had a cleft palate by birth, which was corrected through a surgery; however, he was left with a nasal defect for which he was bullied in school. As he started growing up, he got notorious for inviting problems and eventually was