Opioid overdose killed almost as many people in the United States in 2015 as car crashes did. Misuse and addiction to opioids has become a national public-health crisis. Every day, 91 Americans die from an opioid overdose, including heroin and prescription opioids.
Opioid addiction can affect anyone, at any age. Even people who have legitimate prescriptions for serious health conditions.
The uncertainty continues over the fate of the Affordable Care Act and for individuals struggling with substance abuse, it’s important to act now to get treatment.
But it’s also important for you to know that regardless of the future of the health insurance benefits, we are here to work with you wherever you’re at, insurance coverage or not.
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” -Henry David Thoreau
As we celebrate mothers, fathers and new graduates this time of year, we are also celebrating the importance of families. We may not always see eye to eye with our family members, but we know we can count on them during the pivotal points in our lives.
Are you ready to do something new and different? Whatever dreams and aspirations you have in life, they’re easier to conquer with the encouragement and support from your family.
“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.” — Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Spring is the time when many of us yearn to declutter our homes, organize and start fresh. After the doldrums of winter, especially here in the Pacific Northwest, a little spring-cleaning seems good for the body and the soul.
For the recovering addict, this is a perfect time to renew your energy and spend a little time decluttering your life. Just like spring-cleaning your house, this process can help you prioritize, get rid of what you don’t need in your life — and focus on what matters.
Many of us living in the Puget Sound area get a little restless this time of year. The rain becomes tiresome, especially if spring is late.
For those struggling with addiction, this can be an especially tough season. The dark, cold, rainy days can trigger a form of depression called seasonally affective disorder, or SAD — and turning to your substance of choice may seem like an easy fix.
“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.
Spring is a special season, as things that have been dormant and hidden for months are rising from their slumber. It’s a time of new growth and renewal.
Just like nature, we, humans, go through our own cycles. Sometimes we feel stuck while other times we’re full of despair. It feels impossible to see beyond the gloom and the darkness when we’re facing challenges.