Our nation faces an addiction epidemic. Fortunately, our understanding of the causes and consequences of addiction is improving, and there are more advanced and accessible treatment methods than ever before. Regardless of the avenue for recovery, the first hurdle for those with chemical addictions is detoxification: the process of the body ridding itself of the [...] Read More
Anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental illness in the United States. They affect more than 40 million adults across the nation. Children and teens suffer from these disorders, too, although it’s hard to determine the exact number. Whether due to fast-paced lifestyles or higher levels of stress, anxiety disorders have sharply increased [...] Read More
Withdrawal may be the most frightening part of drug addiction. Some heroin and opiate addicts resist getting help because they’re afraid of the withdrawal symptoms that would come if they try to quit. While it is not a pleasant experience, withdrawal is a necessary part of addiction recovery. Knowing what to expect from the process [...] Read More
Addiction recovery requires a series of steps of lifestyle renovation that require both dedication and determination. Anxiety, however, can take each or any of the necessary steps of lifestyle change and add onto them an enormous emotional burden. The range of worries that ensues can make one’s progress in recovery seem impossible, regardless of how [...] Read More
Contributor: Ryan Moffat, B.S. in Bible and Theology from Multnomah University. Pastor of Vast Church. I have had the unfortunate experience of being involved as a “mandatory reporter” a few times in my life, as I’ve seen kids neglected or abused by a parent (or both parents) due to drug and alcohol abuse. It is [...] Read More
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