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Can Benzodiazepines Kill You?

Can Benzodiazepines Kill You?

There is a common belief that if a medical doctor prescribes a medication to someone, then it must be safe to use. Although this statement is generally true, doctors cannot exactly predict what side effects take place in each specific individual, (since everyone’s...

We Walk for HOPE 5K

We Walk for HOPE 5K

The 3rd Annual We Walk for HOPE 5k is happening May 16, 2020!! --Please Register Below -- If you want to be part of providing HOPE to those in need year round, you can donate to the Garrett Webber Memorial Scholarship below: Please click here:  We Walk For Hope 5K

Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

A common misconception associated with medication assisted treatment (MAT) is the idea that it only substitutes one drug for another and is not a cure for opioid addiction. For example, buprenorphine, naltrexone, and methadone are three medications used to treat...

Drug Rehab – What To Expect

Drug Rehab – What To Expect

Genesis Recovery knows that families and their loved ones have a lot of unanswered questions about substance abuse treatment centers and what to expect. Most likely, if a person or loved one is assessing treatment centers, there is a substance abuse problem that is...

Life After Drug Rehab

Life After Drug Rehab

Recovery is not a 30, 60, or 90-day program. Recovery is a journey that lasts a lifetime. It is a common school of thought that once someone has completed their time at a treatment program that they are fully prepared for the “real world”. This is a misconception that...

Urge Surfing

Urge Surfing

Ride Out Your Urges to Use By Michael Clement Some of the beautiful things I love most about surfing is making the most of the moment, living in the moment, and embracing the experience. Riding a wave is something that is very special to those that practice the art of...

INCARCERATION VS TREATMENT

INCARCERATION VS TREATMENT

I remember my first day of sobriety. Cold, shaking in a cell on a concrete bed with a vinyl covered mattress and an itchy blanket. I remember my first week. Defiant and manipulative in complete denial. I remember my first month. Frantically awaiting my readiness...

5 Stages of Bruce Tuckman’s Theory

5 Stages of Bruce Tuckman’s Theory

Here at Genesis Recovery, groups are a pivotal part of growth and change within an individual and as a community. For my first blog post I would like to explain the five stages of Bruce Tuckman's theory which are categorized by various traits ranging from the...

More than Addiction…

More than Addiction…

The problem is sin. If you made it past the first sentence congratulations. Rest assured that this will not be a sermon. The clinical staff at Genesis Recovery would like to share with you some of the life lessons we have learned in our more than 50 years of sobriety...