Addiction & Relationships

25 02, 2019

Love, Sex and Relationships while in Recovery from Addiction

2019-03-14T23:02:15+00:00February 25th, 2019|0 Comments

“It wasn't so much about breaking free of him, as it was about breaking free of me.” ~ Grace W. Wroldson You’ve probably heard it time and time again. Addiction experts recommend that recovering addicts shouldn’t get into a new relationship at least one year into recovery. This is because a recovering addict may not [...]

19 11, 2018

Off the Deep End: Ryan Lochte Seeking Treatment for Alcoholism

2019-01-30T16:12:18+00:00November 19th, 2018|0 Comments

DISCLAIMER:  The incidents involving swimmer Ryan Lochte and alcohol are well-documented, and after the latest one, Lochte announced he was seeking treatment for his problematic drinking. Here, we use what we know about his personal situation to look at how it relates to the larger issue of Alcohol Use Disorder. It is our hope [...]

25 10, 2018

The Power of Naltrexone for Treating Addiction

2019-01-30T16:40:14+00:00October 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Naltrexone medication plays a powerful role in addiction treatment. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) originally approved the drug as a treatment for alcoholism. Over time, researchers have found that it can also be used to help addicts abstain from opiate drugs. Low dose naltrexone (LDN) may even help treat chronic behavior disorders, like [...]

1 10, 2018

Is Dilaudid Addictive? Dilaudid Abuse Can Stem From A Doctor’s Prescription

2019-01-30T16:47:54+00:00October 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Is Dilaudid Addictive? Dilaudid Abuse Can Stem From A Doctor's Prescription First, you should know what Dilaudid is. Dilaudid, also known as hydromorphone, is a strong prescription narcotic commonly used to treat pain to help with recovery from surgeries and rehabilitation. It is an opioid painkiller, which derives from the opium plant. This makes [...]

12 09, 2018

Naloxone Saved Demi Lovato from Overdose Death. What is it about the Drug that Saves Lives?

2019-01-30T16:58:07+00:00September 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Demi Lovato has talked openly about addictions she thought she’d overcome. Recently, she relapsed and overdosed on opioids. It was just last month that Lovato was rushed to the emergency room in an L.A. hospital. Paramedics that arrived at her home in Hollywood said she was given Narcan. This is the main name brand [...]