Sobriety

Faith serves as foothold in climb out of addiction

Faith serves as foothold in climb out of addiction

At age 16 Christopher Dykes walked away from the church without looking back. As he launched out into independence, he also launched into experimentation with illegal substances. Dykes said that for nearly 17 years he tried to fill the void of loneliness with everything from alcohol to marijuana to cocaine. Read the full article in […]

Addiction relapse looms during holiday season

Addiction relapse looms during holiday season

For those who have recovered from addiction to drugs and alcohol, the holidays can be a stressful time rather than a celebration of joy. Between guilt, holiday stress, family pressure and all the difficulties that come along with the season, relapse is more common during his period said Twelve Oaks Recovery Center Community Resource Liaison […]

Drugs are no joke

Drugs are no joke

It can happen to any family, any race, any socio-economic level – no one is immune. Drug addiction destroys lives. “Just SAY NO!” “This is your brain on drugs…” Efforts have been made for decades to educate the public about the downfalls of using and abusing mind-altering substances.  These slogans, while well-meaning, may not say […]