Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label: What Does This Mean for You?

If you haven’t already noticed, you will likely start to see some significant changes to how your food is packaged and sold. Rolling out Obama-era policies, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring food makers to implement a new Nutrition Facts label, which will include the following information and updates [1]: Increasing the type…

Building Strength & Resilience Through Facing & Dealing With Life’s Problems

Resilient qualities are not only what we’re born with but also the strengths that we build through encountering life’s challenges and developing the personal and interpersonal skills to meet them. It is one of life’s paradoxes that the worst circumstances can bring the best out of us. According to the Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) studies…

5 Signs You May Have An Addiction Problem — Even If It Doesn’t Feel Like It

Addiction comes in many forms. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Addiction looms over more people than you might realize. In 2016, the US surgeon general determined that one in seven Americans will face substance addiction— meaning they will become addicted to using a substance at some point in their lives. That statistic doesn’t account for those who…

The Role of Community in a Treatment Setting

Nothing is more important in life than the connections we make with others. In recovery, having a tribe of people you can count on when things are both good and bad, is imperative for all ages. For young adults, developmentally it is still their peers who have the strongest influence on them. This makes the…

Know with Claudia Black – Why you need to have addiction?

Alcohol addiction or alcoholism is defined as the obsessive and unmanageable use of alcohol regardless of its negative impact on a person’s life. Individuals suffering from alcoholism frequently drink to excess, leaving their bodies dependent on the substance and making their lives unmanageable. As prolonged drug use continues, it can develop into treatment for drug…

How do I say NO to holiday drinking?

Holidays…It’s like music to ears, but are they actually good for us? A holiday is an excuse to abuse drinking. Holidays are not supposed to be enjoyed by drinking. There are several activities to enjoy vacation and alcohol intake is certainly not one of them. Alcohol could easily become addiction if not taken care. Following…

Eliminate Your Fears and Doubts about Drug Addiction

Have you ever had any kind of addiction, say drug addiction or alcohol or smoking habit? Ever thought how badly it could affect you and your family. You must think initially it seems cool but slowly and gradually it has dominated your daily routine. Habits and addictions should be something that you should be proud…

Free Flight!

We are grateful every day for the opportunity to change lives and give hope those struggling with trauma, addiction, or mental health issues. As a token of our gratitude, we are offering to cover airfare for individuals admitting to inpatient treatment at any of our inpatient programs: The Meadows – For people struggling with emotional…

Becoming Fearless with the Help of Al-Anon

By the Mother of a Past Claudia Black – Young Adult Drug Treatment PatientAs my daughter does her recovery work from drug and alcohol addiction and anxiety, I too work my recovery through Al-Anon. I won’t go into details of how my daughter and I both came to this point because I’m guessing many of…

Marijuana Addiction is No Joke

Can a person really become addicted to marijuana?You never hear of any dying from daily pot use. You certainly don’t hear about it in the same way you hear about deaths and other tragedies caused by alcohol and other “harder” drugs. And, there are some serious medical conditions for which marijuana is now believed to…