Monthly Archives: September 2017

27 09, 2017

Harm Reduction Trends: Trading Cannabis for Opioids

2017-10-04T03:41:59+00:00 September 27th, 2017|0 Comments

As an abstinence based program, we know how addictive opioids can be. We also believe that truly recovering from addiction means abstaining from all drugs. With that said, cannabis replacing opioids as a pain treatment may be the lesser of two evils. If you feel you can benefit from taking cannabis for your pain [...]

23 09, 2017

How I Dropped My Two Best Friends: Shame and Guilt

2017-09-26T04:39:58+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Shame is the feeling we get when we feel as though we’re not wanted. We feel worthless and rejected. Guilt is the belief that we have done something bad. In the spectrum of emotions, shame and guilt sit side by side to fear. Fear is a powerful emotion that causes one to feel like [...]

21 09, 2017

How Should We Handle the Opioid Epidemic in America?

2017-09-27T00:49:37+00:00 September 21st, 2017|0 Comments

“The opiate epidemic has essentially wiped out an entire generation of health advances…” ~ Eli Saslow, What Kind of a Childhood Is That? The opioid epidemic in America is not just continuing—it is ESCALATING. According to a recent article in the New York Times, it is estimated that between 59,000 and 65,000 Americans died [...]

17 09, 2017

Everything You Need to Know About Clonidine

2018-11-13T17:30:06+00:00 September 17th, 2017|6 Comments

Clonidine is an antihypertensive that has a wide variety of other applications in the medical field today. It’s seen by some physicians as an effective alternative to many other medications that may carry with them a handful of nasty side effects or a high risk of addiction. But just because clonidine isn’t as habit [...]

15 09, 2017

11 Factors of Relapse Prevention You’ll Learn in Rehab

2018-02-19T22:06:34+00:00 September 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Knowing the best means of relapse prevention is one of the greatest indicators of eventual recovery. And while it’s certainly possible to avoid addiction relapse on your own, doing so with the help of a rehabilitation center is proven to be far more effective. There are a wide variety of factors that affect relapsing [...]

13 09, 2017

Hooked on Heroin: How People Have Successfully Conquered One of the Toughest Addictions

2017-09-26T03:11:28+00:00 September 13th, 2017|0 Comments

With all of the media stories about how prescription painkiller abuse is driving the ongoing opioid epidemic, it is easy to forget about another deadly opiate – heroin. Whether it is called “junk”, “horse”, “smack”, or even misspelled as “heron”, or “heroine”, the drug is killing thousands of Americans every year. And while the [...]

11 09, 2017

How to Safely Manage Benzo Withdrawal Symptoms

2018-11-13T17:20:06+00:00 September 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Benzodiazepine withdrawal carries with it some of the most unbearable symptoms of any known drug. Along with the almost endless list of physical and mental symptoms is the fact that many abusers end up feeling the grueling effects for weeks, months and even years. Plus, withdrawing improperly from benzos actually can lead to death. [...]