Chemical Awareness Resource & Education for Families with Members in Rehab

“After my parents split up when I was young, I spent time at both my mother’s house and my father’s house,” says Reverend Paul Rasmussen, keynote speaker at the CARE (Chemical Awareness Resource & Education) breakfast held in downtown Dallas on Monday, November 4th. “My father would go out drinking, leaving me alone in his […]

Video: Burning Tree Alumni Golf Classic

The sun played peek-a-boo all afternoon, but nothing could darken the spirits at the 1st Annual Burning Tree Alumni Golf Classic held at The Golf Club of Dallas in Dallas Texas. The event raised money for the Burning Tree Alumni Program (BTAP). BTAP is made up of a committee of Burning Tree alumni, and money […]

Burning Tree Annual Reunion 2013

Burning Tree held their annual “Alumni Reunion” on Saturday, October 19, 2013. The 11th annual reunion went off without a hitch, or none the staff will admit to. Family, friends, alumni, staff, and current clients gathered in Kaufman, Texas to revisit old memories, twist a few truths, and catch up on how life has been […]

Diet Coke and Alcohol : BAC Overload?

For people still keeping their New Year’s resolution to lose weight, eat healthier, etc. some troubling news recently came down the pipe about diet sodas, more specifically, Diet Coke. Diet Coke contains no calories, but the added ingredient aspartame complicates Diet Coke as a healthy option for losing weight and eating healthier. Studies show that […]

Burning Tree’s Interview with Vince Carter About Addiction

The word addiction is paralyzing in its truest form. Ask anyone that has dealt, suffered, or loved someone with an addiction, you’ll know that addiction knows no bound. It doesn’t matter how much money you have, where you live, or how many people know your name. Most sports fans know Vince Carter as a high-flying […]

Burning Tree Sponsors GDCADA Event Featuring Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson

Burning Tree was proud to be a major sponsor of the Power of Prevention Breakfast benefiting The Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse, with former Dallas Cowboy Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson the keynote speaker this past week. A recent study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse indicates that nearly half of all U.S. […]

OxyContin: An Epidemic and the Winners in the War

The ongoing battle against abuse of pharmaceuticals is showing no signs of slowing down as 2011 comes to a close. The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that 20 percent of U.S. residents have used prescription drugs for non-medical reasons. At the forefront of this recreational drug use is OxyContin. According to the University of […]


OxyContin became a household name in the United States as abuse of this prescription drug surged. But a less recognized narcotic that’s considered twice as strong is growing in popularity among those who sell and consume prescription drugs for non-medical use. This painkiller is known as Opana, the brand name for oxymorphone. This article will […]

Rising Popularity of Kratom Abuse

The name Kratom may not sound familiar, but this drug’s rising popularity already has the attention of addiction specialists nationwide. Kratom is a medicinal plant that gets processed much like cannabis, and offers versatility in the ways it can be consumed. For example, the plant’s leaves or powder created from them can be smoked, put […]

What is Zohydro?

Zohydro is the name being used for a new type of pharmaceutical hydrocodone, not yet on the market.  Medical addiction experts say there will be ten times as much hydrocodone in Zohydro as there is in Vicodin, making Zohydro Abuse a very real possibility.  Four different pharmaceutical companies are currently testing Zohydro on patients.  One […]