The status of opioids is evolving as the DEA and other government offices recognize the epidemic crisis facing America. Kratom Recently, Kratom, an herb possessing opioid properties and offering relief from depression, pain, and anxiety, made its way onto the DEA hit list. Now, citizens and regulators engage in a battle over whether this centuries-old…Details
Heroin is a killer. It tears its victims apart, eating them away. America is in the midst of a heroin and opioids epidemic, and it’s leaving a wake of casualties. The Heroin and The Opioids Epidemic We think addiction is not in our home, neighborhood, or town. The heroin and the opioid epidemic is affecting…Details
By Anonymous My brother-in-law is a heroin addict. Unbeknownst to many, he suffered from a 20-year pain pill addiction before falling prey to the black tar. I’m not here to tell you about his downward spiral. Addicts’ families know the plummeting hole that consumes their loved ones. What I am here to tell you about…Details
Born into a happy cohesive family in 1993, my childhood was quite normal. I grew up in a loving, yet competitively natured environment. By the time I was in high school, I was heavily immersed in competitive sports and the musical arts. They were my main focus. My older sister was a senior when I…Details
I would describe Acqua Recovery to a friend as a really great treatment center in an absolutely beautiful setting. The staff is caring, the program seems to be truly set up for our benefit. Overall the rules that are in place seem to be there for recovery and what we are taught is varied and…Details
I have a story of ups and downs. The middle of the road exists or rather doesn’t exist in this childish mind, unless, of course, it involves taking the dare to lie in the middle of the road. Head to toe streamlined body tight spotting headlights waiting for tires to pass inches close to my demise. Thrilling right? It’s all fun and games.…Details
I’m sitting halfway to the top of a mountain east of Heber, hiking with my peers from Acqua. I’m very out of shape, which is why I’m only halfway up due to my relapse almost five years ago. My name is *****, and I’m an alcoholic. I started using and drinking at an early age…Details
Mindful Monday LIVESTREAM video with Recovery Techs, Taylor and Spencer. We talk about personal struggles and what to do when we face them. Some of the first steps are accepting where you are at, being honest with yourself, and reaching out for support.
I arrived at Acqua on Feb 13, 2017, a broken person filled with anxiety, depression, and fear. I was suicidal and was struggling with wanting to live. My life circumstances had become extremely unmanageable, and I suffered from shame and guilt. Today I sit atop a mountain range on a resident hike four weeks after…Details
Acqua Recovery kept me moving physically, spiritually, and mentally. It brought me diversity of thought and greater personal interaction. The facility is very conducive to healing. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to be a part of it. It was EXCELLENT!!! I will miss the compassion felt from staff. Gordon A.