Evergreen at NorthPoint Blog 2017-11-13T00:05:58+00:00

8 Signs You Might be Physically Addicted to a Substance

By | November 7th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

As important as it is to seek treatment for addiction, you might not even realize that you’ve developed one. An unrecognized addiction is impossible to treat and will only get worse over time. This is why it’s so necessary to recognize when you’ve developed a problem. What Is Addiction? First [...]

Overview: The Best ORTs (Opioid Replacement Therapies)

By | November 5th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

When it comes to recovering from opioid addiction, faster isn’t always better— which is exactly why opioid replacement therapy (ORT) can work so well. Opioids can take a serious toll on the body, especially with strong cravings that cause intense withdrawal symptoms. In fact, many people addicted to opioids are reluctant to seek treatment [...]

The Power of Connection to Heal Addiction and How it Ties Into the 12 Steps

By | November 4th, 2017|Tags: , , |

As important is it is to support people facing addiction, many people don’t understand why they should be sympathizing with people who abuse drugs or alcohol. All too often people with addiction issues are labeled “addicts”, “users” or worse. They’re treated like outsiders, and are often told that there’s something wrong with them on [...]

Up by 540%: The Sad Reality of the Fentanyl Death Toll in 2017

By | November 2nd, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Fentanyl has been around since 1960, but recent overdose statistics have made it more newsworthy than ever. Its potent strength makes it incredibly dangerous and, according to recent statistics, extremely deadly. In 2016, more than 50,000 Americans died from overdoses— 9,580 of which were caused by synthetic opioids like fentanyl. That’s a massive jump [...]

CVS Makes Move to Help Opioid Epidemic: Limiting Some Prescriptions to a 7-day Supply

By | November 1st, 2017|Tags: , , , |

CVS is Making a World of Difference to Fight Opioid Addiction CVS – the pharmacy giant with more than 9,700 retail locations across the United States –considers itself to be in a unique position. As a major opioid distributor, the company’s leadership believes it has the power to make a positive difference in the [...]

Who is Most At Risk to Abuse Opioids and Why?

By | October 23rd, 2017|Tags: , , , |

It may not be a natural disaster, but it is a disaster: the United States is facing an opioid epidemic like no other. Over the past couple of decades, both opioid abuse and opioid overdoses have risen dramatically. This leaves us to ask two crucial questions: Who is most at risk to abuse opioids [...]

5 Little Known Techniques People Have Used to Successfully Quit Smoking

By | October 21st, 2017|Tags: , , |

The question for the ages: how to stop smoking? Quitting smoking is just like treating any other form of addiction: it is completely up to you. If you are serious about finding ways to quit smoking, then this list of unique approaches is sure to be helpful to you. If you don’t think you [...]

Step 8 & 9 Work: Making Amends and Meaning It

By | October 19th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Working Steps 8 & 9 – The Amends Process of Recovery Step 8: “We made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.” Step 9: “We made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.” Earnestly [...]

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