Know the Facts: Dependence vs. Addiction

Drug addiction doesn’t happen all at once. Medicines used to treat pain or other medical conditions are highly addictive, and people can become dependent while totally unaware that there’s a problem. Once dependent, the likelihood of drug abuse grows. And if left unchecked, abuse easily becomes addiction. Treatment programs like those here at Calvary Healing…

Addiction Recovery for the Faithful

Addiction does not discriminate, nor does it play favorites. It happens among the rich and poor, the educated and uneducated, and among atheists and Christians. But for people of faith, whose lives are built upon their belief in and devotion to God, addiction is especially troubling. Why? Because when Scripture teaches that “…with God, all…

Marijuana Composition, Stats, and Addiction

The most commonly abused illicit drug in the United States is marijuana. Statistics from as far back as 2007 indicated that 14 million Americans over the age of 12 used marijuana at least once a month. In 2006, marijuana abuse was responsible for 16% of admissions to treatment facilities in the United States. It has…

Does a Tough Economy Increase Relapse Chances?

Have you heard? These are tough economic times. Have you heard it enough? You would have to have lived on a deserted island for the last year to have avoided the news. Even then you would have to wonder if news would reach you through a message in a bottle. “We’re sorry, your rescue has…