Maybe you were hurt on the job. Maybe you had a sports injury. Your doctor prescribed a painkiller (an opioid), and you followed directions – took it every day, as prescribed. Even though your pain quit after just a few days, you dutifully took those pills for the full 30… Read More
Every child has a right to a have a parent that will help them teach responsibility, skills to survive in this hectic world, and a peaceful place to live. These are just the basics. The reality is not every child gets to enjoy these important parts of life. When a… Read More
Overcoming an opioid addiction isn’t easy and usually, a professional opioid addiction help program would be necessary for successful recovery. However, programs vary and you can’t just enter any program and expect an easy road to opioid addiction recovery.
The program should be an MAT (medication-assisted treatment) program and incorporate… Read More
There is a war going on within the United States and this war is not one that is easy to win. It is the war on drugs and it has been going on for years. The problem with this war is that it is like fighting a number of wars… Read More
Loving someone with an opioid addiction is one of the hardest and most emotionally draining things to do. whether or not your partner has come to terms with their issue, there are constant struggles, and being supportive can be difficult. Getting help outside of… Read More
Enabling. There is such a thin line between helping and enabling drug addicts when you love and care about someone with an opioid addiction. Where does one stop and the other begin? The alcoholic or addict has great difficulty admitting that they have an addiction problem. This is also … Read More
In 2018 our country is seeing the most alarmingly high numbers regarding drug abuse and overdoses that it has ever faced. Drug abuse does not affect a single group of people nor is it defined by social or financial status, age, gender, etc. It has truly become an epidemic of… Read More
Opioid Addiction and The Growing Middle Aged
It is no secret that opioid addiction in the middle-aged population is growing.
Often when you think of drug addiction, it brings up visions of a shadowy life with illegal drug dealers and late night clandestine meetings. Surprisingly, that is not the reality.… Read More
Loving An Addict Is Hard
When you love an addict it is incredibly difficult. You want to provide them with the help they need but often you are not sure what you can do to help.
The first step to take is to be sure this person really is addicted… Read More
Many people use “addiction” and “abuse” interchangeably, however, they both mean something quite different. Someone can abuse opioids or other drugs and alcohol but not be addicted. Still confused? Let’s look at it a little closer.
Abuse is Not Addiction
Abusing opioids or other drugs and alcohol means that you’re … Read More