Real Stories of Recovery

In my last two blogs, I talked about the nature of addiction and the source of the addictive chemicals that are available today. Knowledge of the issue doesn’t count for much if we do not use that to see life change and restoration. It happens. Here are two life-changing stories. There is help, and there is hope.  

Things You Probably Didn’t Know the Bible Says About Addiction

While the Bible provides guidance on the destructive nature of certain behaviors, it also offers hope and the possibility of redemption and transformation through faith, repentance, and reliance on God. Many people find strength and support in their faith when dealing with addiction and strive to lead a life that aligns with biblical principles of self-control and holiness.

What to do about Addiction?

A typical dilemma is for parents or other loved ones who are fighting their children’s or other family member’s addictions without the proper training and background to really help.  Helping an addict financially may enable them to continue their habit.

Ohio Overdose Awareness Day in Gallia County

Every year, on the 31st of August, the state of Ohio comes together to observe Overdose Awareness Day. This sad event reminds us of the devastating consequences of substance abuse and addiction. It serves as a reminder of the immense toll they have taken on individuals, families, and communities in the state. Today is a day to honor those who died from an overdose. It is also a day to raise awareness about the opioid crisis. Additionally, it is a day to help those battling addiction through education and support.

Boredom and Addiction

Boredom and addiction are closely linked, and understanding this connection is crucial in addiction recovery. Boredom, defined as the state of being weary and restless through lack of interest, can have negative effects on mental health and lead to risky behaviors. The Sunshine Coast Health Centre shared some interesting insights about how boredom can affect …

Know Thy Enemy 

Substance abuse offers arguably the highest level of consequences. When a person’s judgement is impaired and when the chemical demands to be satisfied no matter what, there are often severe legal and social consequences. Most folks who realize they are at the end of their ropes and need treatment have suffered severe life impacts such as jail or prison time, losing their driver’s license, family fragmentation, and physical/mental health impacts.

The Rise of Vaping in Youth: Field of Hope 5K Event to Raise Awareness

Vaping Gaining Popularity Among Youth Vaping has gained significant popularity among our young people, with a growing number of high school students now vaping instead of smoking traditional cigarettes. This trend is due to targeted marketing by vaping companies who often use sweet and fruity flavors to appeal to young people. As a result, high …

Is It Possible to Come Back from Years of Alcohol Addiction?

The good news is that yes, it is possible. It is possible to recover from years of alcohol addiction with the right treatment and support. Recovery from alcohol addiction typically involves a combination of medical treatment, therapy, and lifestyle changes. Medical Treatment The first step in alcohol addiction recovery is usually the detoxification phase. Detoxing and …