Addiction & Relationships

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 [...]

9 09, 2018

14 Tips for Keeping Sober in Wine Mom Culture

2019-01-30T16:59:26+00:00September 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Hangable wall art that reads, “OMG I SO NEED A GLASS OF WINE OR I’M GOING TO SELL MY KIDS.” Wine glasses engraved with Mommy Juice and Motherhood Survival Kit. Hand-crafted bottle labels marked Goodbye Baby Weight, Public Temper Tantrum, and Baby Slept Through The Night. This is wine mom culture – a growing [...]

6 09, 2018

I’ve Relapsed…Now What?

2019-01-30T17:01:10+00:00September 6th, 2018|0 Comments

“A chat with the Grim Reaper should be enough to scare away any thought of relapse. Wish it were that easy, but not even days conversing with Death can disintegrate the claws of addiction.” ~ Ellen Hopkins, Traffick I’ve Relapsed…Now What? For anyone attempting to regain their sobriety, one of the most dangerous sayings [...]