Do You Abuse Opiates? The Opioid Side Effects You Should Know

If you have abused or are currently abusing opiates, you're not alone. In fact, opioid use in the United States is an epidemic and was a top contributor to the life expectancy of Americans dropping in both 2015 and 2016. Unfortunately, overdose isn't the only harsh reality associated with opiate abuse. There are many side [...]

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What Are the Risks of Underage Drinking?

For some parents, the thought of their child drinking is preposterous. However, it turns out that young people aged 12 to 20 drink 11% of the alcohol consumed in the country. Adolescents often have to deal with peer pressure and feel they need to drink to fit in. If allowed to get out of control, [...]

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Substance Abuse in the Workplace: Why It’s Never a Good Idea

Is your addiction affecting your job? You're not alone. Thousands of addicts consider themselves "functioning addicts". Meaning, they go to work intoxicated or high. You may be considering doing this or have already started. It's not too late to change your behavior. Substance abuse in the workplace is problematic for several reasons. Keep reading to [...]

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Sam Choura

Residential Therapist

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Alcohol Use Disorder

According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, moderate drinking is up to 1 drink per day for women and up to 2 drinks per day for men. SAMHSA defines heavy drinking as drinking 5 or more drinks on the same occasion on each of 5 or more days in the past 30 days. When one [...]

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Amy Ewii

Overnight Staff

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Drugs and Driving

When one uses illicit drugs or misuses prescription drugs behind the wheel, driving can be unsafe just as drunk driving is unsafe. Drugged driving puts all who share the road at risk, including the driver and any passengers. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), in 2016, 11.8 million people [...]

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Abel Bibilari, MS

Chef Abel was born in Grenada, and later moved to the United States where he attended high school in Tennessee. He then attended the University of Tennessee and studied food technology. He first realized that he wanted to become a chef after working at Houston's restaurant, and his favorite cuisine to cook is seafood. In [...]

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Substance Abuse in the Military

According to the 2008 Department of Defense Survey of Health Related Behaviors among Active Duty Military Personnel, 2.3 percent of military personnel were past-month users of an illicit drug, compared with 12 percent of civilians. A policy of zero tolerance for drug use among DoD personnel was instituted in 1982. However, in spite of the [...]

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Barry McNinch

Director of Admissions and Clinical Outreach Barry brings to Sagebrush 7 years of treatment experience working with substance abuse treatment (in both development and outreach). Barry obtained his undergraduate degree in Psychology from East Carolina University and he is currently working toward his LPC. As a child Barry always had a drive to help others [...]

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