8 10, 2021

The Disturbing Connection Between Vaping And Opioids

By |2021-10-14T07:36:45-05:00October 8th, 2021|Addiction|Comments Off on The Disturbing Connection Between Vaping And Opioids

The Disturbing Connection Between Vaping And Opioids Remember the old PSAs in the 90s and early 2000s that warned of cigarettes, alcohol, and marijuana being “gateway drugs” for harder substances like heroin and cocaine? Designed to scare people straight, these PSA were focused on getting young people to put down cigarettes. And the PSAs worked! [...]

1 10, 2021

Does Meditation Actually Help In Opioid Recovery?

By |2021-10-14T05:14:33-05:00October 1st, 2021|Questions|Comments Off on Does Meditation Actually Help In Opioid Recovery?

Does Meditation Actually Help In Opioid Recovery? With life more stressful than ever as the world kicks back into high gear, many people are turning to meditation to find a release from the stresses of everyday life. Unfortunately, today’s meditation landscape can often feel stressful. With dozens of apps promoting the health benefits of their [...]

22 09, 2021

How To Prepare For Your First Visit With An Addiction Counselor

By |2021-10-14T07:13:28-05:00September 22nd, 2021|Addiction|Comments Off on How To Prepare For Your First Visit With An Addiction Counselor

How To Prepare For Your First Visit With An Addiction Counselor As part of your treatment recovering from opioid dependency, many treatment programs will offer the services of an addiction counselor. These counselors are licensed mental health professionals who have specific experience dealing with dependency and substance use disorder. While these resources are an essential [...]

15 09, 2021

CDC Finally Shares How Covid-19 Affected Overdose Deaths

By |2021-10-14T07:13:33-05:00September 15th, 2021|Addiction|Comments Off on CDC Finally Shares How Covid-19 Affected Overdose Deaths

CDC Finally Shares How COVID-19 Affected Overdose Deaths Recently, the Centers for Disease Control shared its estimate for the overdose death toll that occurred in 2020. This past year was full of unprecedented hardship, from lockdowns, massive unemployment, dangerous working conditions, and the existential threat of the virus. It’s no wonder that 2020 is also [...]

8 09, 2021

5 Ways To Combat Substance Use Stigma

By |2021-10-14T06:19:39-05:00September 8th, 2021|Addiction, Questions|Comments Off on 5 Ways To Combat Substance Use Stigma

5 Ways To Combat Substance Use Stigma As people become more aware of how deeply substance use disorder or SUDs has impacted the United States, the average person who wants to help can feel like they have no idea where to start. Aside from donating to organizations that help educate and inform, it can be [...]

1 09, 2021

The Origin Of Fentanyl

By |2021-09-01T11:40:27-05:00September 1st, 2021|Addiction, Questions|Comments Off on The Origin Of Fentanyl

The opioid pain reliever known as Fentanyl has changed the face of the opioid crisis dramatically quickly. According to the CDC, 2019 accounted for approximately 36,000 people who died of synthetic opioid overdose. This number has spiked dramatically, with the same report indicating that there were 12x more synthetic opioid deaths in 2019 than in [...]

15 08, 2021

This Dangerous Myth About Fentanyl Just Went Viral

By |2021-10-15T09:27:21-05:00August 15th, 2021|Addiction, Questions|Comments Off on This Dangerous Myth About Fentanyl Just Went Viral

This Dangerous Myth About Fentanyl Just Went Viral A recent video from the San Diego Police Department has gone viral on a variety of platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and boasts 3.4 million views on Youtube. The video is comprised of mostly bodycam footage of a July 3rd incident. It is intercut with interviews [...]

8 08, 2021

5 Reasons You Can Trust Suboxone To Manage Opioid Dependence

By |2021-10-14T07:58:11-05:00August 8th, 2021|Addiction, Questions|Comments Off on 5 Reasons You Can Trust Suboxone To Manage Opioid Dependence

5 Reasons You Can Trust Suboxone To Manage Opioid Dependence Medication Assisted Treatments have a bit of a bad rap in the traditional recovery community. Many meeting-based support groups discourage the use of any type of substance. Instead, they rely on sheer willpower and community support to manage opioid dependence. After all, how could taking [...]

1 08, 2021

How To Manage Chronic Pain Without Opioids

By |2021-09-01T11:28:01-05:00August 1st, 2021|Addiction, Questions|Comments Off on How To Manage Chronic Pain Without Opioids

For many sufferers of chronic pain, extended pain management using opioids may seem like the only option for treatment. After all, opioids are the only pain management drug with a high enough potency to provide adequate relief. However, as more and more information becomes available about how easy it is to develop an opioid use [...]

1 07, 2021

The Dangerous Trend In Pediatric Opioid Prescriptions

By |2021-09-01T11:17:59-05:00July 1st, 2021|Addiction, Questions|Comments Off on The Dangerous Trend In Pediatric Opioid Prescriptions

As the medical community becomes increasingly aware that doctors have over-prescribing opioids for pain management in adults in recent history, the scope has widened to also indicate that the same practice has occurred in pediatric care. A new study reported by the University of Michigan Health Lab and Pediatrics has brought to light several disturbing [...]