1 06, 2021

How To Handle The Vaccinated Summer As A Recovering Opioid Addict

By |2021-05-27T21:39:31-05:00June 1st, 2021|Addiction, Questions|Comments Off on How To Handle The Vaccinated Summer As A Recovering Opioid Addict

As Alabama has announced that anyone over the age of 16 is now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, the end of the pandemic seems like it’s in sight and will be here by summer. Though bars and restaurants have been open at full capacity for some time, with the arrival of vaccinations there is [...]

25 05, 2021

What Is An Addictive Personality?

By |2021-05-27T21:40:21-05:00May 25th, 2021|Addiction, Questions|Comments Off on What Is An Addictive Personality?

We’ve all heard it before, from a friend talking about a new show they just binged all in one sitting, or a family member talking about a snack food they can’t stop eating. It serves as almost a justification for binge behavior, “I couldn’t stop myself because I have an addictive personality.” For some, it [...]

18 05, 2021

Why You Need To Put Naloxone In Your First Aid Kit

By |2021-05-27T21:40:12-05:00May 18th, 2021|Addiction, Questions|Comments Off on Why You Need To Put Naloxone In Your First Aid Kit

Naloxone, more commonly known by the name brand Narcan, is an opioid antagonist that saves lives every day. But, why do you need to put Nalaxone in your first aid kit? Because it works to rapidly reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. This gives a person having an overdose reaction to remain stable until [...]

11 05, 2021

How To Prepare For Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

By |2021-05-27T21:39:58-05:00May 11th, 2021|Addiction, Questions|Comments Off on How To Prepare For Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

As with any addictive substance, over time opioids cause your body to become desensitized to their effects. This desensitization causes you to need to consume more and more opioids to achieve the same feeling. This cycle of abuse can lead to stronger, more damaging drug use and potential overdose, among other effects. Stopping your opioid [...]

4 05, 2021

What You Need To Know About Heroin

By |2021-05-27T21:39:51-05:00May 4th, 2021|Addiction, Questions|Comments Off on What You Need To Know About Heroin

Of all the illegal drugs, Heroin probably has the most fear-inducing reputation. For good reason too, the Centers for Disease Control reported that in 2018, over 15,000 people died from a Heroin overdose, that’s over 40 people every single day. As a highly addictive drug, Heroin demands that users take more and more to achieve [...]

27 04, 2021

Why You Should Attend An Addiction Support Group

By |2021-05-27T21:39:43-05:00April 27th, 2021|Addiction, Questions|Comments Off on Why You Should Attend An Addiction Support Group

We’re all familiar with the scenes of alcohol and drug addiction support groups in movies and TV. Typically, these meetings are portrayed as some sad meeting, full of glum individuals, sharing the saddest stories you’ve ever heard. Not exactly the way that anyone would want to spend an evening. But what if the truth of [...]

20 04, 2021

What’s The Difference Between Oxycodone And Hydrocodone?

By |2021-05-27T21:39:16-05:00April 20th, 2021|Addiction, Questions|Comments Off on What’s The Difference Between Oxycodone And Hydrocodone?

Often when a doctor prescribes strong painkillers like Oxycodone and Hydrocodone it can be met with some confusion, fear, and often misinformation due to various sources of internet information. These drugs perform in similar ways but each one has some benefits in performance over the other. Here’s what to know if your doctor prescribes you [...]

13 04, 2021

Can You Take A Drug Test While On Suboxone?

By |2021-05-27T21:39:03-05:00April 13th, 2021|Addiction, Questions|Comments Off on Can You Take A Drug Test While On Suboxone?

Drug tests can be full of anxiety. You get sequestered into a tiny room, watched at just about every turning, wondering did I drink enough water? What if I drank too much water? If I pass this drug test will I get the job? With anxieties already running so high, you can’t help but wonder, [...]

6 04, 2021

End Heroin BHAM Walk

By |2021-04-06T16:14:02-05:00April 6th, 2021|Events|Comments Off on End Heroin BHAM Walk

ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE? Every year the END HEROIN BHAM Walk brings thousands of people together in an effort to spread awareness about the drug epidemic in Alabama, and create a sense of solidarity for those struggling through it. This solidarity is just one way to reduce the stigma around substance use disorder (SUD) and [...]

24 03, 2021

How To Help A Parent Who Is Addicted To Opioids

By |2021-05-27T21:40:45-05:00March 24th, 2021|Addiction, Questions|Comments Off on How To Help A Parent Who Is Addicted To Opioids

Most of the available resources for opioid addiction are focused on helping parents with their children. However, there is not much available when it comes to children who need to help their parents. So, how do you help a parent who is addicted to opioids? As a child, you might not feel you have the [...]