Recovery from addiction is not easy and it involves a lot of support and care. While many people go to rehab centers in hope for assistance to gain recovery, failure to find a good recovery residence to offer support and care after the rehabilitation treatment could end inpatient relapse. Therefore, Veritas House provides recovery homes…


Addiction-recovery homes across Oklahoma are turning away people who are trying to escape opioid addiction by taking medications considered highly effective for recovery. Oxford House, one of the state’s largest networks of recovery homes for drug and alcohol addiction, is trying to convince more of its residences to accept applicants who are taking prescription drugs…


Opponents of a proposed drug and alcohol treatment facility near Mud Creek Baptist Church say they agree such a facility is needed. With zoning authorities denying a permit for the facility, supporters are left with two choices: appeal the decision to the courts, or find another location. The Henderson County Zoning Board of Adjustment on…


The first hint something was wrong came when Carole Lewis’ legs started swelling. Then, she was plagued by shortness of breath. Next, fatigue started to drag her down. This past summer, she could barely walk across the parking lot to her job and had to sleep sitting up. She knew she needed help. Lewis, 60,…


Taylor Smith fell in love with opioids at age 12. He remembers suffering a knee injury from playing football and vividly recalls the feeling his first hydrocodone prescription gave him. He craved more. The next 10 years of his life became nothing short of a nightmare. After three overdoses, 16 failed rehab programs and a…


In a growing crackdown on abuses in the addiction treatment industry, Huntington Beach and the Orange County District Attorney’s office are employing a novel legal approach in suing five sober living homes. The suits, filed this month in Orange County Superior Court, contend that each residence is operating as a substance abuse recovery or treatment…


Fort Lauderdale, Florida based Addiction Treatment Center Serenity Oaks Wellness offers goal-oriented, holistic addiction recovery programs that focus on providing medical and psychotherapeutic care for both addiction and underlying mental health issues. The Serenity Oaks Wellness Team recently welcomed Dr. Akiva Daum, a highly experienced healthcare professional who shares the same vision as the Serenity…


Chris Evans endured three heart surgeries before finding a successful recovery treatment for his addiction to opioid drugs and heroin. Now four years sober, Evans shared his story with a room of community members gathered at Cornerstone Church who serve as stakeholders in preventing the growth of opioid addiction in Sheridan. Evans’ addiction started with…


It is my professional opinion that a person does not just develop an addiction to drugs and or alcohol. In my professional experience, the addiction is a symptom to an underlying mental health condition. It seems that in our society identifying as an alcoholic or addict has less of a negative reaction than of an…


As Michigan’s opioid crisis deepens, treatment experts warn that proposed state regulatory changes could lead to widespread layoffs of substance abuse workers and even force some treatment centers to close. A public hearing is scheduled Wednesday (Oct. 17) in Lansing for comments on the proposed changes, with state officials saying new regulations are needed to…