A Badge Is No Shield From Addiction: Michael’s Story

The word “addict” conjures different images for different people. But few of us would picture an officer of the law. In fact, police officers and similar professions marked by stress and anxiety (firefighting, EMS, etc.) are at high risk for addiction and substance...

Going Into Rehab Doesn’t Have To Mean Going Away

We’re always hearing about the rich and famous going into rehab. You might envision some lavish, gated property with lots of water features and palm trees, and certainly, those exist. But for most people committed to recovery, the key decision isn’t which place has...

An apology from providers to those we “help”…..

A letter to the family or person seeking treatment…….again   Let me start by saying, I am really sorry this is happening. I don’t say it out of pity as I spent some years in my own active addiction and in addiction treatment.  I just know how it feels and I’m...

Congratulations Solomiya Dezhnyuk on winning the KFOAO Scholarship!

True North Recovery Services created the Kristina Flores Overcoming All Odds Scholarship to encourage young people to continue their education despite overwhelming challenges they must face along the way. It was named after Kristina Flores, who tragically passed at...

How To Stay Sober

Getting clean and sober is one of the hardest things anyone suffering from addiction can accomplish. Going through a good treatment program can help you with your long-term sobriety, but what about the real life events that happen? How do you stay sober during these...

What Can I Do When I Work For An Unethical Treatment Center?

Thanks to social media, ethics is making a comeback in the addiction treatment field.  One doesn’t have to look far to find an industry Facebook group or an article on Linkedin that is exposing the greed and justification driven lack of ethics that has infiltrated our...

2016 San Diego RX Drug Abuse Report Card [infographic]

San Diego County’s Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force creates a Report Card every year to review data points concerning prescription drug abuse in San Diego County, and to discuss how this data and other factors may be affecting public health and safety. In the 2016...

24 Celebrities Who Are Celebrating Their Sobriety

There are many celebrities who are in recovery that you might not know about. They’ve been through the struggle and have come out on the other side victorious. They show us that recovery is possible. Because when one person has done it, it gives us hope that we...

6 Tips for Staying Clean and Sober With Trauma

Substance use disorders and trauma many times go hand in hand. When treating substance dependence, it’s very important to address and treat any past trauma to fully heal. Without treating the trauma, many people are not able to remain in recovery. Sometimes treatment...