The successful completion of drug treatment is a major milestone. If you have completed drug treatment, you should celebrate this great accomplishment. You have been in the hard work to overcome your addiction, and you have created a new healthier and sober you. While you may be excited to hit the ground running and resume your normal life, you should consider some sort of outpatient support such as sober living.
The current drug overdose epidemic that is plaguing America has brought addiction front and center to everyone. Of the 64,000 drug overdose deaths that occurred in the United States in 2016, nearly two-thirds were due to heroin and prescription painkillers. Opiates and opioids have been a main topic of conversation for lawmakers, health professionals, and citizens alike. While these drugs are often have been mentioned interchangeably in name and are
Are you struggling with an addiction to alcohol? While the signs may be present that you have a problem, you may be in denial that you have a problem altogether. While alcohol is seen as a socially acceptable substance, it is one of the most dangerous substances in existence. Ignoring the signs and symptoms of alcohol abuse can lead to serious physical and psychological issues. If you are alcohol abuse
Choosing to enter drug treatment to address your addiction is a major life decision. Since your goal in treatment is to achieve life-long recovery, your treatment plan must be multi-faceted. A strong tool that can help you achieve that goal is undergoing group therapy. With the help of your peers who are also in recovery, you can uncover and address the roots of your addiction. Additionally, the help and support
Methamphetamine is an extremely powerful and addictive drug. Many users become hooked after their first use. For those who want to come off meth, they may be extremely hesitant to do so. The withdrawal symptoms associated with meth can be extremely painful and uncomfortable to ensure. If you are looking to quit meth for good, you must understand the withdrawal process. Armed with knowledge and professional help, you can overcome
Heroin is an extremely powerful opiate drug that often hooks users after the first hit. Highly addictive, obtaining and using the drug becomes a top priority in a user’s daily life. If you are addicted to heroin, you may find yourself a literal fight between life and death. Right now, it is important to make the decision to seek the experienced professional help found in heroin rehab facility. While a
Xanax is a powerful anti-anxiety medication that belongs to the benzodiazepine family of drugs. It is a powerful short-acting central nervous system depressant that prescribed for those suffering from anxiety and panic disorders. While effective when used in the short-term, Xanax is highly addictive and can easily be abused. For those abusing Xanax, the process of quitting can be difficult and painful. If you are looking to quit Xanax for
For those who suffer from substance abuse, there is often an underlying cause at its root. It is quite common for addicts to have a specific co-occurring mental disorder. According to statistics from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), nearly 8 million people in the U.S. experience co-occurring disorders. Of those people, 4.1 million are men. While common, more than 50 percent of with a co-occurring disorder did not
No matter where you live in the United States, the country’s ongoing opioid crisis is not showing signs of decline. In fact, many state legislators are coming together to find ways to combat this major health crisis. Recently, state legislators in Utah came together for a panel discussion to find ways to overcome the opioid epidemic in Utah. Held at the University of Utah at the Hinckley Institute of Politics
In the world of early sobriety, we are often bombarded with terms like cravings and triggers and relapse. On the one hand, it seems like these things will follow us around for the rest of our lives, and on the other, we are told that they are fleeting and can be easily overcome. So which is it? Are we going to have cravings for the rest of our lives or
- 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.