It does for thousands of men, women, teenagers, and even children, all over the world.
Addiction has become more and more common here in the States and in other countries.
That’s the bad news.
The good news is that treatment facilities and programs are also becoming more common.
Even better news is that Recovery Resource Center has gathered together the ultimate information to move you forward in your recovery.
We can help and we want to help.
Really? Are any of these part of your regular, every day, routine?
Are you still saying that you can give up anytime you want?
Addiction is sneaky, it doesn’t usually hit you over the head to get your attention. By the time you realize you have a problem, addiction has got a firm grip on you.
But I Only Use on Weekends. If I Do Use During the Week, I Can Still Function at Work the Next Day.
So, which is it? Do you only use on weekends, or do you use at least once during the week as well? And what about that day you called in sick last month?
Any statement that starts with “But” is just an excuse. The problem is, the excuses just don’t ring true anymore. Not even to you.
Addiction isn’t a picky creature, it’s an equal opportunity employer. It doesn’t care if you’re a mother, a firefighter, a doctor, a businessman, a teenager, or a senior.
It doesn’t care if you live in a mansion, on the streets, or in public housing. And it really doesn’t care if you use it because it was prescribed to you or not. All it cares about is that it’s got you well and truly in its clutches.
I Know I Shouldn’t Use, But It Doesn’t Really Do Any Harm
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there were more than 64,000 deaths from drug overdoses in 2016. These were mostly due to synthetic opioids and fentanyl. These are just the overdoses that we know about.
And that’s just overdoses, it doesn’t include deaths from accidents, drug-related illnesses, or childhood neglect. It doesn’t include the incidents of depression, psychosis, or the cost to our criminal justice system.
What about alcohol? The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism tells us that in 2015, 15.1 million adults (18 years and older) had a diagnosis of Alcohol Use Disorder. And you can guarantee that there are a whole lot more people out there suffering from it. We just don’t know about them yet.
An increase in alcohol abuse and dependence often comes with an increase in domestic violence. How many people have ended up in the emergency room after their partner’s evening of drinking? And a good, old-fashioned bar fight isn’t actually that much fun when people get stabbed or permanently injured.
We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein
At the Recovery Resource Center, we know how hard it is to kick that habit. And we know it’s particularly hard on your own. Sometimes, it’s unachievable. That’s why we’re here and why we created this site.
With the right resources, the right information, and the right treatment, you can get clean and stay clean. Drug addiction, alcohol addiction, even food and sex addiction, are all just different faces of the same beast. However, they each bring a different set of problems, and they need different treatments.
The professional team at the Recovery Resource Center have gathered together all the information you need to begin, continue, and sustain your recovery.
On our pages, you’ll find information about treatment facilities. Where they are, who they help, and how to access them. We’ll tell you about which treatment programs are best for which addictions.
In our forums, you’ll read success stories from people who’ve overcome their addictions. You can join the discussions, ask for help, and celebrate your successes. You don’t have to do this alone.
We’ve got the latest news about treatment, the latest scientific and medical discoveries, and which celebrities are currently struggling with addiction and which have beaten it.
In the next section on this page, you’ll find a more in-depth version of the menu at the top of the Recovery Resource Center’s home page. It will help you find your way around the site and will direct you straight to the information you want right now. Including the information you don’t know that you want yet.
Got sober, lived long, and prospered – Leonard Nimoy
You know it’s time. This is not the life you want anymore, it’s not who you want to be anymore. And it doesn’t have to be.
We can help. We don’t judge. We just help.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for, get in touch. If we don’t have the answer here, we will find it for you. What have you got to lose? Apart from your addiction?