Alcohol Abuse and Suicide: A Deadly Relationship

Alcohol and suicide are more intertwined than you probably thought. An alcoholic is 120 times more likely to commit suicide than a non-alcoholic. Drinking is involved in a quarter of all suicides, and one third of those who kill themselves use alcohol prior to the act. So, among the 43,000 Americans who end their own… Read More

Nov 21

Press Release

Help Reduce Suicide Rates Coronado, California November 10, 2017: The Coronado Bridge has been called the deadliest bridge in America. Nearly 400 people have committed suicide by jumping off this bridge. Unfortunately, this is the fate of many people who suffer with mental health and substance abuse issues. Many of our Veterans have found the… Read More

Nov 12

Apex Rehab: Only Facility in San Diego with Joint Commission Accreditation

Apex Rehab is located on Camino del Rio in gorgeous San Diego, California. Apex recently received accreditation for behavioral health from the Joint Commission, which is “America’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care,” according to their website. This makes Apex Rehab the first and only current rehabilitation facility with accreditation from… Read More

Oct 16

How to Prepare for Rehab | Getting Started

The first step in preparing yourself for recovery is to take a deep breath and recognize that you have made a healthy decision for your future.  Now that you’ve come this far, here are the next steps you should take before entering recovery. The most important thing to remember when preparing for rehab is to… Read More

Oct 02

San Diego Scientist Receives Grant for Addiction Medicine

Heroin. Cocaine. Meth. Nicotine. These drugs have more in common than you may know. Yes, they’re all dangerous, all addictive, and all far too prevalent in American society. But did you know they all basically work the same way? Someone who did know that, and acted on it, is Nicholas Cosford, a professor with the… Read More

Sep 26

Trump, the Opioid Crisis, and the Current Status of America

The opioid epidemic is far from over. The entire nation is being ravaged every single day by drug addiction, but especially by heroin and prescription pill addictions. The number of American deaths from drug overdoses continues to increase, and has been rising since 1999, back when Bill Clinton still had two years as our president…. Read More

Sep 11

Fentanyl: Not Worth the Risk

Have you ever heard someone say, “It’s almost a relief to find just heroin or just cocaine or just crack.”? Have you ever heard a police officer say how relieved they are they only found any of those three drugs during a drug bust? The above quote comes from East Liverpool, Ohio Police Officer, Chris… Read More

Sep 04

Addiction, The Threat That Needs to be Taken More Seriously

As a country we have seen a long period of growth and prosperity. The advances we have made in both technology and medicine have helped not only increase longevity of life, but also quality. As a result, we saw a decrease in deaths around the United States for many years; but as of late, the… Read More

Aug 19

The Impact of Addiction on the Family

Have you ever heard someone say about you and a sibling, parent or child that you act in similar ways? Have your mannerisms ever been compared to a member of the family to which you are close and have been for years? Stephen Curry is an NBA star despite the absence of the daunting height… Read More

Aug 05

Staying Sober on Summer Days

Summer fun usually means long days, relaxing with friends and family. For a lot of people, relaxing on the beach, garden parties, pool parties and barbecues often involve ice cold alcoholic beverages. For those “on the wagon” the equation of fun and good times with alcohol can be uncomfortable to say the least. For many… Read More

Jul 21

Binge Drinking: Who said the older you get the less you drank?

Alcohol plays a very big role in our society. Almost everyone you encounter drinks or has drank in their lifetime. It is common to see this activity in young adults at college or later in their twenties. However, studies have shown lately that people are drinking more and more as they get older. Not only… Read More

Jul 07

Alaskan Gov’t Shutdown Crisis Barely Averted

In order for the federal government to continue funding each state throughout the country, legislation must be passed first. This writer claims no extensive knowledge of politics, but basically it seems to go like this… By the end of each fiscal year, something called an appropriations bill must be made into law. This bill is… Read More

Jul 01