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April 8, 2020
Is Marijuana a Psychoactive Drug?

The marijuana plant has a complicated history. The rift between federal and state law continues to widen as an increasing number of states legalize its use medicinally, recreationally, or both. Like many psychoactive substances, it has been sought out for its psychoactive effects; its ability to change the way a person feels. The term psychoactive […]

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March 20, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice

Dear Genesis Community, Like you, we are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that is affecting the entire nation and world. We want to assure you that we are taking all appropriate measures to keep our recovery community safe. These steps include: As always, our top priority is the health and wellbeing of our recovery […]

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March 4, 2020
AA: The Fourth Step Toward Recovery

“Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.” The 4th step can be a major obstacle in a program of recovery. You may have heard AA or NA members talk about doing the 1-2-3 shuffle. That’s a reference to cycling through the first three steps several times with different sponsors without ever getting to […]

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February 26, 2020
How Do Psychoactive Drugs Affect the Brain

In 2018, more than 19 million adults in America had a substance use disorder (SUD). More than 14 million struggled with alcohol use, 7.4 million struggled with drugs, and 2.5 million struggled with both drugs and alcohol. What Are Psychoactive Drugs? Alcohol and illicit drugs (like cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, prescription pain killers, etc.) are all […]

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February 6, 2020
Why Is Drug Abuse a Social Problem

When you think of drug abuse, what do you see? For many, the picture conjured in our minds is an individual drug user – odds are it’s a friend, family member, or co-worker. Sometimes, it’s even ourselves. It’s normal to think of addiction as a personal illness; one that does damage to the user and […]

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January 31, 2020
Does Alcohol Affect Muscle Recovery

The harmful effects of alcohol on someone's mental and physical health seem pretty obvious. From DUIs to liver failures to estranged family members, the dark-side of drinking is felt everywhere, by nearly everyone. That doesn't stop people from drinking, and the truth is the majority of drinkers will never experience adverse effects from alcohol. Or […]

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January 20, 2020
America – The Global Leader in Addiction

Addiction is a global problem. Over 3 million people die of alcohol related deaths each year. It’s estimated that 31 million people have a drug use disorder. 11 million of those are intravenous drug users. In 2015, 450,000 people died as a result of drug use. In 2016, 275 million people used drugs at least […]

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January 16, 2020
Required Reading For Addicts in Recovery

In living my daily life in recovery, I have three main guiding forces: working steps with my sponsor, going to meetings, and reading the literature. My sponsor walks me through the steps and I consider him my mentor. Meetings keep me connected with other addicts. I learn from the experience of others and get to […]

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January 7, 2020
Decriminalization of Drugs

In 2001, Portugal became the first country in the world to decriminalize the use and possession of personal amounts of all illegal drugs. Decriminalization is different than legalization. The drugs are still illegal but getting caught with a small amount for personal use won’t lead to arrest or jail time. Instead, a person will get […]

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December 31, 2019

Our goal is to offer treatment to anyone who comes to us wanting a new way of life, regardless of their ability to pay for treatment. We truly believe that when an individual is ready to change, we must be ready to act. By making a donation to Genesis Recovery, you are helping an individual receive […]

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