15 07, 2018

Cold Medicine and Cough Syrup Addiction and Abuse Resource Guide

July 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Cold medicines sold over the counter (OTC) are largely considered to be safe. Those who are sick can take these medications without causing harm to their body. When taken like the instructions suggest, the dosage is safe.  When used correctly, OTC cold medicines are effective in the management of cold or flu symptoms. Prescription

28 06, 2017

Four Differences: Substance Abuse vs. Addiction

June 28th, 2017|0 Comments

“We know that you use substances to alter your mood, to cover up your sadness, to ease your heartbreak, to lighten your stress load, to blur your painful memories, to escape your hurtful reality, or to make your unbearable days or nights bearable.” ~ Chris Prentiss, The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure There is often confusion

26 12, 2016

An Open Letter to Society from a Recovering Alcoholic

December 26th, 2016|2 Comments

 Societal Pressures that Contribute to Addiction Dear Society, You suck. Honestly, people say they don’t know what they would do without other people, but I do. I would thrive. I wouldn’t have to worry about social pressures, about perceptions, or about attitudes. Since you clearly thought genetic susceptibility to addiction and mental disorders weren’t bad

28 09, 2016

Ashwood Recovery is Now Accredited by The Joint Commission

September 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Ashwood Recovery is Proud to Announce Our Accreditation with The Joint Commission! Offering high-quality and ethical services to our clients is of the utmost importance at Ashwood Recovery, which is why we are proud to announce that we are officially accredited by The Joint Commission. Why is Being an Accredited Addiction Center so Important? Becoming

26 09, 2015

2015 Drug Trends

September 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Unfortunately, the culture of drug abuse and addiction is constantly in motion – here in Boise, Idaho, elsewhere in the United States, and everywhere in the world. The way and the frequency that people use their drug of choice evolves and new and ever-more-dangerous substances are introduced into society. Substance abuse is a very real

7 08, 2015

Letter From the Founder: Celebrating 6 Years!

August 7th, 2015|0 Comments

Happy August Everyone, I have wanted to start a monthly post regarding addiction and recovery for several years.  Having written articles for other sources, I enjoy being able to share my experience with those seeking information about addiction.  August is a meaningful month for to start the Ashwood Recovery article.  Ashwood is celebrating 6 years

4 05, 2015

Step 4: The Truth Behind Taking a Moral Inventory of Yourself

May 4th, 2015|0 Comments

Step 4: The Truth Behind Taking a Moral Inventory of Yourself You’ve taken a big step in deciding to pursue treatment for your alcohol or drug addiction. You understand the importance of working through the 12 Step Program, and even though it’s hard, you’re doing the work. Finally, you’ve reached Step 4, and it’s the

24 04, 2015

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Purple Drank

April 24th, 2015|0 Comments

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Purple Drank You may have been hearing stories about a new drink that’s become quite popular with teens and young adults. It made its debut in music videos and is promoted by several famous rap artists, but there’s nothing good to be said about it at all. In

23 02, 2015

Is Outpatient Treatment Enough?

February 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Did you know that you can fully recover from your addiction with Intensive Outpatient Programs? With Intensive Outpatient Programs, you may not have to take time away from your job or your schooling to get the help you need. Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) can work for you if you do not need a medically supervised

12 02, 2015

How Beliefs Influence Addiction

February 12th, 2015|0 Comments

How much power does a belief have over our behavior?  Can what you are believing actually influence whether or not you will become an addict? When we are young, we begin to form beliefs based on the world as we see it.  Our culture helps us in deciding what is acceptable or unacceptable, important or

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