Cocaine is an extremely potent and addicting drug. Many people become hooked on cocaine for the powerful high and energy rush it creates. While its appeal is strong, those who engage in long-term cocaine abuse can damage their body to the point of becoming life-threatening. The damage that cocaine has on the body can become irreversible and can lead to a lifetime of hospital visits, medical bills, and health complications.
The ongoing opioid crisis that is plaguing the nation effects every corner of the country. The devastating effects of this national emergency is especially being felt in Utah. Statistics show Utah has the 7th highest drug overdose rate in the country, with 6 Utahans dying weekly of opioid overdoses. Additionally, 80 percent of heroin users in Utah abused prescription painkillers. To address this epidemic, Sen. Mike Lee held an opioid
Drug addiction is a complex condition that requires professional help. When you are choosing a treatment facility to address your addiction, you trust that the programs and services offered will help you find lasting recovery. While many facilities provide top-notch services, a normal 30-day inpatient program may fall short in addressing your specific issues. Because of that fact, you may want to consider a long-term rehab program. What is Long-Term
In order to achieve long-term recovery, you need to uncover and resolve the underlying roots of your addiction. The abuse of drugs and alcohol is rooted in deep-seated trauma as well as negative behaviors and thoughts. To address those deeper issues, a wide variety of therapeutic interventions can be used. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most effective and popular therapies used in drug treatment facilities nationwide. What
For many who struggle with drug and alcohol abuse, the roots of their addiction run very deep. It is common for people who are addicted to substances to have an underlying (and often undiagnosed) mental disorder. One mental condition that is commonly found in those who struggle with drug addiction is bipolar disorder. For those who have bipolar disorder and a substance abuse problem, treatment becomes more difficult. The following
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
- 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.