Heroin Vaccination

Kansas City Recovery

In the midst of the endless conversation of the opioid epidemic, it’s nice to see some news about possible solutions. I appreciate the approach of this drug because it sounds like it will inhibit some of the brain hijacking that happens with addiction. In very simple terms, addiction, as it progresses, causes changes to the structure and behavior of the … Read More

Spring Clean Your Sobriety

Maybe you’ve been sober for years, or maybe a few months. Do you ever get the feeling it’s time for some Spring Cleaning in your sobriety? It’s time to spruce things up, dust out the cob webs, and give yourself a recovery adjustment. How do you do that? It’s easy. I believe I have to do something on a daily … Read More

Addiction: When Should You Get Help?

It’s a new year, and oftentimes we find ourselves contemplating change when the new year begins. New year, new you. Many people who struggle with addiction think about quitting regularly. Most of us know when we have a real problem, and most of us know the only solution is to stop. Unfortunately, knowing all of that does not make us … Read More

12 Steps and Anonymous

Kansas City Recovery 12 step Programs

Sometimes people are confused about how ‘anonymous’ we are in 12 step programs. It can be confusing for people when they are new, and for people who are not members themselves. Also, be aware that you will get different thoughts and opinions from different people.  None are right or wrong, good or bad- they are how we interpret things as … Read More

Outpatient Rehab Inpatient Rehab

Kansas City Recovery Outpatient Rehab

One of the most common questions I get is “Are there any alcohol rehabs or drug rehabs near me?” The answer is yes. First, let’s talk about the terminology and the different options available to you so you are more clear on what exactly you need. Outpatient Treatment Outpatient drug rehab or alcohol rehab is a regimented program where you … Read More

Exercise as Treatment for Depression, Anxiety, and Addiction

Kansas City Recovery Addiction Treatment

Exercise as a treatment method for depression, anxiety, and addiction makes sense. We hear it everyday… exercise more… you’ll feel better… you’ll live longer… But I’m not sure many people know that exercise is a proven solution for many of our daily woes. Research has proven time and time again that exercise is more successful than any anti-depressant or anti-anxiety … Read More

Addiction Help Kansas City

Once you get to the point you know help is needed, even more confusion sets in as you try to figure out the next step. I believe one of the greatest hurdles for many people is deciding which direction they are supposed to go in finding the proper help. What service do you need, what kind of professional, and what … Read More

90 Meetings in 90 Days

Many people feel overwhelmed when they show up at a 12 step meeting and hear the first recommendation is to attend 90 meetings in 90 days. A meeting every day, for 90 days. For many, the first thought that crosses their mind is how busy they are and how there is no way they can go to a meeting everyday. … Read More

Am I An Alcoholic?

There is a lot of information out there to help someone identify if they are an alcoholic or addict. And many of the criteria fit me perfectly, but some do not. I wanted to take a minute to go through some of the things I thought about in my own journey that brought me to understand that my drinking was … Read More