• Preventing Suicide in Those Addicted to Drugs and Alcohol
    September 14, 2018
    Did you know that this month is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month? Suicide claims more than 41,000 American lives each year, so now is as good of a time as any to learn the signs of suicidal thoughts in your loved ones and to reach out to them if...
  • Men’s Only Rehab: Building Brotherhood in Recovery from Addiction
    September 13, 2018
    Reflections Recovery’s addiction treatment program for men has an added benefit – that many other addiction treatment programs – do not have; guests of our program build bonds between each other in their recovery, and form a brotherhood that lasts well beyond treatment and into long term recovery and...
  • Work Separation Anxiety and Not Receiving Addiction Treatment for Fear of Missing Work
    September 5, 2018
    Ask yourself this, “Do I fear calling in sick or taking vacation time? Do I worry that my tasks will pile up and fall behind while I’m gone? Or that others will try to do them and mess them up? Or that my boss will get impatient or look...
  • Parents Should Know the Signs of Stimulant Drug Addiction and Withdrawal
    August 27, 2018
    If there is any lesson we should take away from the opioid epidemic, it is that prevention is the strongest tool in fighting substance abuse and addiction. While treatment is the best way to address existing addictions, prevention and education can help ensure treatment is not needed. States are...
  • How Long Do Alcohol Cravings Last During Alcohol Addiction Recovery?
    August 19, 2018
    Those that are recovering from alcohol use disorders, especially those trying to quit alcohol on your own, often have a lot of questions about the alcohol withdrawal symptoms that occur when first stopping alcohol use. First of all, it is important to know and understand the symptoms of alcohol...
  • Arizona Prescription Drug and Heroin Addiction: Treating the Opioid Epidemic in 2018
    August 16, 2018
    With Arizona’s signing of the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act, came some new statistics and insights into just how prescription opioid abuse and addiction has affected Arizona. 812 Arizonans died of a suspected opioid overdose in just 6 months (between June 2017 and January 2018). 5,202 Arizonans suffered a suspected...
  • New Mexico Substance Abuse, Addiction Statistics and Addiction Treatment Options
    August 12, 2018
    As substance abuse trends change across the country, so do the substance abuse and addiction trends in the state of New Mexico. Drug abuse and alcoholism rates in New Mexico been higher than the National average for at least the past 35 years. However, with the nationwide rise in...
  • What Families Need to Know About Painkiller Withdrawal
    August 8, 2018
    Why Painkiller Addiction is So Dangerous Prevent Prescription Opioid Abuse in Your Home According to a study on “Association of Household Opioid Availability and Prescription Opioid Initiation Among Household Members,” dangerously addictive prescription painkillers prescribed to one person in the family can easily wind up in the hands of...
  • Yoga for Back Pain and Chronic Pain Management
    August 3, 2018
    Yoga is well-known for its meditative qualities and is highly encouraged for those who wish to improve their flexibility and balance. However, the less obvious benefits associated with yoga are plentiful; for example, it may be used to treat bad posture as well as reduce symptoms of anxiety or...
  • Relapse Prevention for Alcohol Abuse: Tips for Staying Sober
    July 31, 2018
    Alcohol treatment centers are the oldest consistent forms of addiction treatment programs. People have been struggling with addiction to alcohol since we started manufacturing alcoholic drinks thousands of years ago. In all that time, alcohol relapse has remained a problem, with alcohol relapse rates averaging anywhere from 30-80%. Relapse...