Fentanyl in heroin is becoming an extremely popular trend that is killing thousands of people nationwide. Heroin has always been a “bad” drug, but fentanyl in heroin is a whole nother beast. Heroin has fundamentally changed over the years, and could even be replaced by deadly synthetic drugs in the near future. Heroin has, for the better part of a century, been considered a “hard drug.” When heroin was first
In the past decade, online pharmacies have gained extreme popularity due to their convenience and cheap prices. Many Americans face exorbitant health care costs, so anything they can save on prescription drugs is great. Unknowingly, many of these consumers are actually being ripped off when they think they are just getting a good online deal, putting them at significant risk. Unlike, say, a fake Rolex Watch sold on the internet,
Nobody ever intends to become addicted to heroin. Instead, it happens incidentally as a person recreationally uses the drug. In fact, most individuals who suffer from heroin addiction don’t even realize they’ve become addicted until they begin to experience withdrawal symptoms between doses. But as heroin addiction causes profound changes in a person, it can be quite difficult for loved ones to witness an individual’s deterioration as a result of
There are many different ways to overcome addiction. For instance, a number of people swear by support groups and twelve-step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous; however, support groups aren’t the best choice for everyone. In fact, even though every person’s needs are unique to him or her, most of the current evidence points to inpatient care being the most effective form of treatment, giving patients the best odds
It’s important to remember that, much like how the journey into active addiction is different for each person, the journey from addiction to recovery is likewise a unique path for every individual. Of course, there are certain aspects of recovery that are vital across the board; psychotherapy and group sessions are just two examples of recovery resources that often serve as the foundation of rehabilitation, whether you’re in inpatient care
Addiction is a deadly chronic disease that affects virtually every aspect of a person’s life. We tend to associate addiction with the physical and health effects that result from the disease; having a substance abuse problem is known to result in a dramatically weakened immune system, damage to various bodily systems and organs, and significant losses in overall health and well-being. But arguably the most significant effects of addiction are
There are many coping skills and tools I have learned while in recovery from addiction. Some of these I learned in rehab, some I learned in 12-step fellowships, and some I learned from fellow people in recovery. Some of these tools I come to find that even “normies” take advantage of. One these tools (and one of the most important) is meditation, which has been life-changing for me. Meditation is
With the national opioid crisis growing day by day, government officials are scrambling to find solutions. Overdose deaths are at an all-time-high, becoming one of the leading causes of death in the United States. The Justice Department has been suggesting to crack down on crime; going after drug manufacturers and doctors who fraudulent distribute opioid painkillers. Many people are insisting that this isn’t enough. Some are even insisting that the
Anger can be a very difficult emotion for those in recovery. Unmanaged anger can strain relationships, cause unhappiness, and even lead to relapse. Some people with severe anger problems used substances to self-medicate, so in sobriety, new coping skills must be learned to manage anger in a healthy way. Meditation, exercise, and talk therapy are all extremely effective at managing anger. Even stopping to take deep breaths and removing yourself
Getting a job in sobriety can sometimes be difficult. Knowing which jobs should be avoided may make you feel like your options are limited. Unfortunately, some jobs have been known to discriminate against people in recovery, especially in areas where recovery is extremely common. These should never be reasons to give up though, and there are certainly great jobs out there and people who would be happy to hire people
- Before coming to Pinnacle my life was hopeless as well as less meaningful. Here I was able to focus on core issues and learn how to manage. Pinnacle helped save my life. I am so grateful for the clinical staff and day and night staff. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.
- Food was great! I loved Natalie. She was a lifesaver literally. Loved the activities and felt they were a big part of seeing I could have sober fun. Staff was amazing, loved them all. Brad was very helpful to my recovery and talked me off the ledge several times. Joel helped me out a lot and was crucial to my recovery. Pinnacle is the best place ever. Pinnacle gave me hope again or at least a glimmer of it in the darkness of my life at the time I entered treatment. I felt very loved and welcomed by staff and clients and never once felt judged. I was scared of entering a rehab after a bad experience at my first treatment center. Upon arrival at Pinnacle that fear quickly melted away. If I had a friend or family member who needed treatment I would ONLY recommend Pinnacle.
- Pinnacle Recovery gave me another chance at life. A chance to create and find a better life for me, so that I could create and find the life I always wanted for myself. I owe my life to this program and the amazing people involved in it. Words cannot express how grateful I am and how blessed I feel to have been given this opportunity. Pinnacle allowed me the opportunity to become a better person and a better man. I've grown not only in recovery from my addiction, but I can confidently say that I left Pinnacle a better person and am continuing to grow each and every day. Change is inevitable, Growth is optional and that's exactly what pinnacle enabled me to do, grow.
- Words cannot express how grateful I am for all you have done for me. I really do owe my life to you. I was swallowed up in the depths of depression when I got to pinnacle. My will to live life was nonexistent. I did not have any hope for the future and you carried me out of the depths through self discovery. Thank you for being so understanding of my shortcomings. I sincerely apologize for breaking the rules and causing you additional stress and problems. You helped me learn from my mistakes and come to a better knowledge of my many addictions and gave me tools to cope with them. The harshest reality I've had to come to terms with is, the monstrous disease of addiction and mental illness will never leave me. It will be an ongoing battle to keep my sobriety and sanity and the work does not end when I leave the safety of the gates of Pinnacle. Thank you for giving me a firm stable foundation to build on and showing me I do not need to let it cripple me and that it is possible to have a happy and fulfilling life. I thank my heavenly father every night for the opportunity I had to come to Pinnacle. You are doing a marvelous work in this world and I appreciate your efforts.