If you’ve been in the rooms before or you’ve watched movies that depict a character that struggles with addiction, you may have heard the phrase “hit rock bottom.” It usually describes someone who reaches their lowest point before going to rehab or getting help for their addiction. Unfortunately, this phrase is very misleading. It assumes that treatment is only successful if a person loses everything and has reached the very end of their rope. But this isn’t true at all.
Edited on October 7th, 2020 If it only takes 21 days to break a habit, then you would think kicking your drug or alcohol habit would be easier. In truth, the whole “kick your habit in 21 days” mantra is actually very misleading and when you apply it to substance use disorders, it can do […]
Chronic misuse of prescription painkillers can lead to opioid use disorder, a chronic, life-changing condition that can’t be overcome with mere willpower. It affects 2 million Americans and continues to wreak havoc on our nation, killing more than 130 people every day.1 These staggering statistics may leave you wondering, “How do you kick a painkiller […]