Drug & Alcohol Addiction

10 Tips for Staying Positive During Drug Addiction Recovery

Change is hard – there are no two ways around it. No matter what change you are making, you are bound to hit the occasional road bump. Why? Because with positive change comes personal growth, and growing pains are a normal and expected part of […]

Dual Diagnosis Addiction Treatment

Up until the mid-1990s, mental illness and substance abuse were treated separately. Those suffering from mental health issues were frequently instructed to “sober up” if they had simultaneously been using chemical substances. Those with substance use disorders were told that they could receive the necessary […]

The Best Non-Narcotic and Non-Addictive Treatments for Pain

Pain is a common and unpleasant sensation that we will all experience at some point during our lives – in fact, most of us will experience some degree of pain somewhat regularly. Pain can vary in severity, from stubbing a toe to childbirth – from […]

What are the Long Term Effects of Adderall & Methamphetamine?

What is Adderall?

Adderall is a prescription stimulant, most commonly used to treat the symptoms of attention-related disorders. Adderall works by increasing the levels of norepinephrine and dopamine throughout the central nervous system. Dopamine creates feelings of euphoria and well-being when it is released by the […]

How to Tell If Your Family Member Is Abusing Alcohol

Alcoholism is a serious, life-threatening disease that currently affects around 15 million American adults. One of the most difficult parts of alcoholism is watching someone you love suffer at the hands of it, while you stand on the sidelines feeling helpless and alone. The truth […]

Important Opiates Addiction Facts and Statistics

Opiate is a term used to describe any drug that was originally derived from opium, a naturally occurring narcotic. The term opioid covers all kinds of opiates – both synthetic and naturally occurring – that bind with opioid receptors within the brain. These receptors delegate […]

Professional Sports Sober Athlete Highlight – Baseball Star Celebrity CC Sabathia

Guardian Recovery Network logo added to image. Image originally posted to Flickr by Chris Ptacek with license CC by 2.0

In Nov. 2016, New York Yankees starting pitcher […]

How to Follow Through on a Resolution to Stay Sober

The New Year has officially begun, and seeing as it’s still very early in the year, people are probably quickly and seriously striding towards self-betterment. The resolution lists have been created, and we’ve all shifted into high gear. We’re working out, eating healthier, drinking more […]

Holiday Relapse Prevention Planning – Staying Sober for the Holidays!

Overcoming Addiction During the Holidays

The holiday season is a time of merriment, family, and above all else – booze-fueled social events. Whether it be Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years, alcohol is almost always present (unless you’re attending a sober event, of course). […]

Former NY Jet Erik Coleman Speaks About Addiction Recovery Advocacy & The Guardian Recovery Network

Erik Coleman, former New York Jet, had his sights set on broadcasting long before his current job in broadcast journalism.

Coleman, the Jets’ free safety and former 5th round pick from the 2004 NFL draft, says one of the things […]

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