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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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