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Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, April 29th

Sunrise Detox encourages you to take advantage of Drug Take Back Day, to properly dispose of unused and unneeded prescription medications at drop-off locations throughout the Atlanta, GA region.

National Prevention Week 2017

National Prevention Week in May is a great opportunity to plan a charitable run, walk, or outdoor spring event while helping raise awareness and prevent addiction!

Georgia Recovery Awareness Day 2017

Join the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse for Addiction Recovery Awareness Day 2017 at the Georga State Capitol Building for a positive recovery message.

About AddictionAwareness

The Addiction Awareness blog highlights the differences between substance use, abuse, and addiction. We offer helpful information about care and assistance available to those seeking help with alcoholism or drug addiction.

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Depression and The Weather - a great reminder!

We are celebrating Recovery Month with stories of success in treatment and recovery.

Marijuana Legalization : Fortune or MisFortune?

Are we prepared to legalize marijuana in this country?

10 Years of Growth of Drug Overdose Rates in America

We know drug use is up and deaths from drug overdose are up, but these colorful charts show us a decade of growth in all census segments of the US.

Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, April 29th

Sunrise Detox encourages you to take advantage of Drug Take Back Day, to properly dispose of unused and unneeded prescription medications at drop-off locations throughout the Atlanta, GA region.

Disposing of old or unused medications is a great way to help to prevent abuse in your community, and Drug Take Back Day comes just once per year!

National Prevention Week 2017

National Prevention Week in May is a great opportunity to plan a charitable run, walk, or outdoor spring event while helping raise awareness and prevent addiction!

National Prevention Week is held each year during the third week of May, near the start of summer. In 2017, NPWeek is scheduled for May 14-20. 

Georgia Recovery Awareness Day 2017

Join the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse for Addiction Recovery Awareness Day 2017 at the Georga State Capitol Building for a positive recovery message.
Thursday, January 12th, is Georgia's "Addiction Recovery Awareness Day". Join us to help proclaim a message of Hope, and continued support for a Georgia full of communities that care, help, and support those who seek to get treatment and stay well following addiction.

How did Buckhead get its Name?

How did Buckhead get it's name? We think we've figured it out.
We were wondering how the Buckhead region of metro Atlanta got it's name. While looking at some maps, it dawned on us...OF COURSE! You have to see this...

Sunrise Detox at Twin Lakes Recovery Center Open House

Sunrise Detox Alpharetta welcomes Twin Lakes Recovery Center into the Georgia treatment community. Congratulations for a fun and successful Open House event!

Sunrise Detox attended the opening of Twin Lakes Recovery Center in Monroe, Georgia. More treatment options for residents!

Recovery Month : Alpharetta-JohnsCreek Community Health Day

September is National Recovery Month when we celebrate recovery. Just outside the perimeter, the Alpharetta-JohnsCreek Community Health Day provided a great opportunity to celebrate!

Recovery and healthy lifestyles go hand in hand, so of course we joined the first annual Alpharetta-JohnsCreek Community Health Day to celebrate recovery during National Recovery Month 2016.

Depression and The Weather - a great reminder!

We are celebrating Recovery Month with stories of success in treatment and recovery.

Celbrating Recovery Month at Sunrise Detox. A writer suffering depression sought out help from Stephen Fry, a well known writer who had also suffered serious depression. We love his answer!"

Orlando Detox Center : Job Fair Nov 30-Dec3

Job Fair in Orlando, Florida for a new Sunrise Detox Center opening February 2016
Sunrise Detox Orlando is scheduled to open in February of 2016, with 40 beds. A dedicated Job Fair is happening now, November 30 - December 3 in Orlando.

White House Announces More Drug & Heroin Abuse Efforts

President Obama re-confirms link between prescription opiates and heroin, and calls (again) for more resources for drug treatment and education.
On Wednesday, October 21st, President Obama announced concern about opiate & heroin addiction, and additional measures to help combat prescription drug and heroin abuse. Announced at a drug abuse forum in Charleston, West Virginia, these new efforts cover a broad range of government and private-sector initiatives.

Marijuana Legalization : Fortune or MisFortune?

Are we prepared to legalize marijuana in this country?
There is a lot of money in legal marijuana, but are we trading our long term health for short term profits?

Georgia High School Prescription Abuse Video Contest

Georgia high school students are encouraged to participate in the 2nd annual prescription drug awareness video contest, "We're Not Gonna Take It".
Georgia high school students challenged to create a 30 second video promoting healthy lifestyles and the perils of prescription drug abuse.

Georgia Attorney General Supports Drug Take-Back Day

Last year's event removed almost 6,000 lbs of unwanted drugs from homes in Georgia. See our clever graphic "Georgia Drug Take Back Day Totals 2014"
“I encourage the citizens of Georgia to take advantage of this event.” said Attorney General Sam Olens in support for Georgia's participation in the 10th National DEA prescription drug take-back event.

10 Years of Growth of Drug Overdose Rates in America

We know drug use is up and deaths from drug overdose are up, but these colorful charts show us a decade of growth in all census segments of the US.
Overdose deaths per 100,000 people have been reported for the decade between 2000 and 2010, showing deaths from drug abuse is up across the board, with painkiller abuse leading the list, and heroin rising fast in somes states.

Drug Take-Back Day 2015 : September 26

Last year's Georgia Drug Take Back Day removed almost 6,000 lbs of unwanted drugs from homes in Georgia. If you haven't seen a pile of Diet Coke weighing that much, you must see our clever graphic "Georgia Drug Take Back Day Totals 2014"
The 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back will take place at sites across the country on September 26, 2015. In a statement at the announcement of the event, Rosenberg said, "“Prescription drug abuse is a huge problem and this is a great opportunity for folks around the country to help reduce the threat. Please clean out your medicine cabinet and...

AA International Convention Atlanta 2015 Blog

The 2015 AA International Convention was held in Atlanta, and was a great success.

One International visitor reports back on her attendance at the 2015 AA International Convention, held earlier this month in Atlanta.

Change....the Law of Life

While change can be terrifying, it also strengthens us.
If change is to be expected, is there reliable, daily, "change" in our lives? Yes...

Have the Courage to Say No to Temptation

Think you already know all about temptation?

Can we learn to recognize temptation for what it is, and remind ourselves to do the right thing always.

Today's Menu, with Positivity & Personality

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs? Nope... but how about Caesar Salad and Gourmet Pizza with a side of hopeful positivity?
Marck's daily "what's on the menu" whiteboard is a favorite among the community inside Sunrise Detox Alpharetta. This time ...

Sunrise Detox Job Fair in Cherry Hill, NJ: June 3rd - June 5th

Looking for a career position in behavioral health or clinical operations? Job Fair June 3-5 in Cherry Hill, NJ
Sunrise Detox continues it's national expansion with the opening of a new inpatient medical detox center in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, this summer. We are now hiring into over 30 career positions. This job fair is an ooportunity to  ...

Our Choices Determine Our Future

The choices we make determine our future, not the conditions forcing us to make choices.

A Dream Doesn't Become Reality Through Magic

If we really want our dreams to come true we need to be willing to work for them.
Achieving our dreams can take hard work and determination, but many dreams are possible.

Moving Out of our Comfort Zones... Doesn't have to be Uncomfortable

Growth can be uncomfortable, but is often worth every minute of experience. How do you move forward out of a bad situation?

Please follow us on Twitter @SunriseDetoxGA

Sunrise Detox Alpharetta is represented on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SunriseDetoxGA
As we get established in Alpharetta, Georgia, we would love to see our friends and supporters follow us on Twitter! We have a goal of reaching 1,000 local followers... can you help?

Georgia AA 62nd Prepaid Convention in October

The Georgia Alcoholics Anonymous' 62nd prepaid convention is scheduled for October 16th to 18th, 2015 in Columbus, GA.
The Georgia Prepaid Convention in Columbus, GA Oct. 16 - 18, 2015 promises to be great fun for everyone while educating and encouraging attendees.

AA Annual Meeting 2015 Atlanta

Over 60,000 people are expected at the Alcoholics Anonymous International Convention in Atlanta, which in 2015 is also an 80th Birthday celebration.

Taking Responsibility

Another inspirational quote, this time on the importance of taking responsibility.
Responsibility is the popular subject in recovery meetings, and an important subject in substance abuse treatment.

Rob Lowe Celebrates 25 Years Sober

Rob Lowe celebrates 25 years of living sober... and he's still making movies. Do you remember the Atlanta scandal?
Actor Rob Lowe is celebrating 25 years of living sober, after he recognized he had a problem with alcoholism and sought treatment. But did you know he started his recovery in Atlanta?

Sunrise Detox and The EAPA Regional Conference

Sunrise Detox supports the 28th Annual Employee Assistance Professionals Association's regional conference is taking place May 5th to 8th, 2015 at the Phoenix West Orange Beach Condominium complex in Orange Beach, AL
Sunrise Detox participation in the 28th Annual Employee Assistance Professionals Association's regional conference is taking place May 5th to 8th, 2015 at the Phoenix West Orange Beach Condominium complex in Orange Beach, AL

Are You A Prisoner of Your Past?

Our past is not our future. The choices we make today will determine that.
It is the choices I make today that determine my future, not my past.

Until You Stop Breathing...

Inspirational quotes build hope, and remind us of lost perspectives.
No matter how bad things may seem, there's this simple truth. And it's inspirational.

A Dream is just a Dream. Unless...

It's so easy to dream, and we should dream. But we should also make some dreams come true.
Dreams are important, and dreams can come true. But most dreams require work, and a dream without a plan is not a very promising dream.

H.O.W. do I Move Forward in Recovery?

Honest, Open, and Willing is HOW you make progress in recovery!
Recovery is like a 3-step dance. You can do this if you just remember these three steps.

Focus on Progress Rather Than Perfection

When it all seems like too much, we benefit from a little change in perspective -- or focus.
Sometimes we need a reminder: as long as we concentrate on making each day the best day we can, perhaps with a plan, the future will take care of itself.

We all Stumble...

We are often our own worst critics... but don't need to be.
If life is like a dance, how can we expect to make every move perfectly? We're human. We stumble.

Are you your own Worst Enemy?

Khalil Gibran was very smart, and sometimes rather witty, too.

Too much pride or ego or conceit is not the same as learning to accept and eventually love yourself for who you are.

Your Courage is Waiting Inside of You

Is courage only available to a chosen few or is it available to all of us?

John Wayne taught me to believe "I have the ability to be courageous. All I need do is keep moving forward, even when I'm most afraid."

Women Who Walk the Walk

Sunrise Detox particpates in the local Atlanta area "Women Who Walk the Walk" event, aimed at helping to support women's self esteem and helping to build positive women's community within the business community in Atlanta.
Sunrise Detox Alpharetta's Community Relations Representative Laura Riedlinger joined about 100 other business women of the greater Atlanta area today for the most recent Women Who Walk the Walk event.

Sober St. Patrick's Day 2015

Sober St. Patricks Day 2015 is being held on Tuesday, March 17th from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. Featuring Irish music, green tea and sweets, join us for a conversation about youth sobriety by 2006 Miss USA Tara Conner. Moderated by Sharon Collins, host of GPB's Georgia Outdoors!
Sober St. Patricks Day 2015 is being held on Tuesday, March 17th from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. Featuring Irish music, green tea and sweets, join us for a conversation about youth sobriety by 2006 Miss USA Tara Conner. Moderated by Sharon Collins, host of GPB's Georgia Outdoors!

"Shepherd's Men" to run 911 Miles for Veterans with TBI/PTSD

Many veterans return with TBI and PTSD, but many others suffer undiagnosed problems that can lead to alcoholism, drug abuse and addiction.
A group of military and veterans will run 911 miles, from New York City to Atlanta, to raise awareness (and donations) for veterans returning home with traumatic brain injuries and PTSD. The run...

Georgia is Surrounded!

Interesting CDC data shows Georgia is surrounded by the highest prescription painkiller use in the country. We know addiction follows the same pattern.
The State of Georgia is literally surrounded by painkiller addiction. Recent CDC data show Georgia bordered by the Top 10 states in the US, by count of prescriptions written for opiate and opioid painkillers. We know what this means about addiction...

Final stages to Opening in Early February

Following our wonderful Open House & Networking Event of January 14, the construction crews have packed up and the finishing touches completed. The Alpharetta, GA treatment center should be open within the first few weeks of February.
The construction crews have packed up and the finishing touches completed. The staff of the new Alpharetta, Georgia detox center is hard at work preparing for opening. We are filling drawers and cabinets with supplies, installing batteries in remote controls, and ...

Motorcycle Riding for Stress : Better than Booze!

What do motorcycles have to do with alcoholism and recovery? You might immediately think of boozing, beer-slugging biker gangs from the old movies, or rowdy biker antics at Daytona Beach or Sturgis. But motorcycling is really about stress management, and living a full life.
Without the alcohol, how can we have any fun? That's a common complaint heard from individuals trying to understand alcohol dependency. It is also common among those in early recovery from addiction. With counseling and rehab, comes a new understanding of how to life a rich, full life without alcohol.