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…


A Limerick woman who was sexually assaulted and raped as a child, is to launch a new “12-step” support group programme for abuse survivors. Leona O’Callaghan has revealed her traumatic abuse and has bravely waived her anonymity, to help other victims find a path to survival. The mother of three will hold the inaugural meeting…


The Opioid Center of Support, a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to fighting the opioid crisis, today launched a free online resource to help the 14.2 million people in the U.S. coping with opioid misuse. [1] Developed with leading medical experts on substance misuse and addiction, the Opioid Center of Support’s platform organizes the most trusted…


California Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign into law a bill that would expand the state’s Medicaid program to reimburse certain healthcare providers who use telehealth to deliver substance abuse counseling. AB 2861 mandates that certified providers under the state’s Medi-Cal program “shall receive reimbursement for individual counseling services provided through telehealth, as defined…


A sober living home in Lewiston, New York faced questions from multiple groups at a town forum after it was discovered that it had been operating in a residential neighborhood for a little under a year. More than 30 people attended a Lewiston community board meeting last week to discuss the house. Oxford House, a…


The addiction to Crystal Methamphetamine, also known as crank, ice and glass, is at an all time high. People of every age and in every walk of life, from children to adults, are experiencing the high that comes with the use of this dangerous drug. Unfortunately, they must also experience the horror of the side…


A long corridor is filled with boxes, paperwork, unopened mail, clothes to be donated, you name it, and the hallway has it. It’s been years since the passageway has been clear. Doing a semi-twist and turn to get from one end to the other is part of the daily routine. Actually, in truth, the external…


A long corridor is filled with boxes, paperwork, unopened mail, clothes to be donated, you name it, and the hallway has it. It’s been years since the passageway has been clear. Doing a semi-twist and turn to get from one end to the other is part of the daily routine. Actually, in truth, the external…


The effects of cocaine are pleasurable, but they rarely last long. Cocaine ranks among the most addictive drugs in the world. The chance of psychological dependence is extremely high, and users can become addicted in as little as two weeks. The first step to overcoming addiction is detox–clearing the drug out of your system in…


According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “six million Americans age 12 and older have abused cocaine, and 1.5 million have abused ‘crack’ at least once in the year prior to the survey.” In order to help those whose lives are being adversely affected, one must be able to recognize the signs of use…