2020 Goals for Recovery

Here we are, new year, new decade, new you!  The gyms get packed again and we begin our conquest to fit into our high school clothing.  The wasteful spending of cash subsides to belt tightening and planning for retirement, right??  Well, what about those of us whose primary goal is to maintain our sobriety from […]

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Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

Opiate addiction is a rapidly growing problem within the United States. With this becoming a more significant issue, many people are experiencing opioid withdrawal symptoms at a more rapid rate. People who have trouble dealing with this may become more volatile, and it is essential to know what to do if you or a loved […]

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Avoiding DUI’s for the Holiday

What is driving under the influence?  According to the CDC, driving under the influence is when someone with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or higher gets behind the wheel. When the state considers a person or driver impaired, it means that operating heavy machinery or driving is against the law. One in three traffic deaths are caused […]

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What are the Signs of Alcoholism?

At least two perspectives can be address when discussion the signs of alcoholism, also known as Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD).   According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism (NIHAA), AUD is a chronic relapsing brain disease characterized by compulsive alcohol use, loss of control over alcohol intake, and a negative emotional state when […]

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The Gift of Self-Care During the Holidays

Taking a moment to evaluate yourself and your lifestyle is a common thing during the holidays. Especially with the new year coming up, expectations are high as friends and family ask, “What is your new year resolution?” or “Are you changing anything after Christmas?”  Remember You are Not Alone Never think that you are the […]

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Opioid Use During the Holidays

For those who are struggling with an active opioid use disorder, the holidays can be an extremely stressful time. Opioids are strong painkillers that can cause a lapse in judgment and extreme grogginess, which can cause an individual to skip out on the holiday season altogether. Individuals who are actively using opioids may not remember […]

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Recovery During the Holidays

There is no holiday party so vital that you should risk your sobriety. Contrary to popular belief, the holidays do not have to revolve around alcohol, and no matter where you are in your recovery journey, honoring your recovery during the holiday season should be your priority. The holidays might remind you of past trauma, […]

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Tips for Recovery During the Holidays

The holidays can be a stressful time of year for anyone and can be even more stressful if you are in recovery. Addiction is more pronounced during the holiday season, and when one individual is struggling with a substance use disorder, the entire family unit is affected. Family gatherings, hectic preparations, holiday shopping, financial stress, […]

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Opioids in America

How does opioids addiction start? It starts off as a single pill. A young patient is in pain after having a simple wisdom tooth extraction, and a parent supplies them with their opioid prescription. The intention is to ease their child’s discomfort. Still, if they forget to tell their child the medical instructions and some […]

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Non-Opioid Pain Medications

Pain, whether it is chronic, acute, breakthrough, referred, nerve pain, soft tissue pain, bone pain or phantom pain can be unbearable for many individuals. Physical pain can result in missed work and school and can take a toll on one’s social and home life. Physical pain, especially chronic pain is also highly linked to depression […]

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