How Naloxone Works in Treating Opioid Addiction

How Naloxone Works in Treating Opioid Addiction The United States suffered 70,630 overdose deaths in 2019, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. But many, if not all, of those suffering from an opioid overdose, can be saved by the administration of naloxone as soon as an overdose is recognized or even suspected.  EMTs, […]

What to Know About Mental Health, Addiction and Medication

As of 2018, the National Institute on Drug Abuse reported that nearly 40% of adults suffering from addiction were also diagnosed with an additional mental illness. This is often called a “comorbidity” or “co-occurring” disorder. Medications used to treat some mental health problems can be harmful to addiction recovery. Sometimes, the medications themselves are classified […]

Addiction is a Disease: Destigmatizing the Term “Addict”

Someone dies from a drug overdose every 7.5 minutes in the United States, according to the latest figures from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA). This is nearly a 100% increase since 2010. These deaths mean orphaned children, childless parents, and crushed spouses. By understanding and destigmatizing addiction, those numbers can be reduced. When […]

What is Sublocade and how does it help treat opioid addiction?

In 2020, 10 people died of an opioid overdose every hour, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Getting individuals who are addicted to opioids treated for their disease is critical to saving lives all over the country. However, this can be difficult when people are trying to juggle work, childcare, school, […]

Medication-Assisted Treatment Pathways For Opioid Addiction

Medication-assisted treatment pathways for opioid addiction. In the United States, nearly 1 in 3 patients who are prescribed opioids reportedly misuse them. These drugs are highly addictive and potentially harmful, and the opioid epidemic in America has tragically and distressingly spun out of control. Every day, more than 128 individuals die from an opioid overdose, […]

How to Talk About Addiction to Your Family and Friends

How to talk about addiction to your family and friends. When you come to terms with your addiction and decide to seek treatment, you probably want to talk to your family and friends about your plans. Understandably, you might feel anxious when you think about talking to your loved ones about your alcohol or opioid […]

6 New Year’s Resolutions on the Road to Recovery

The dawning of a new year is a time for reflection, but it’s also a time for new beginnings. Whatever has gone before can be left behind in the past. Your future is what you make it. And while it’s only natural to reflect on times before sobriety, looking forward to a positive recovery is […]

Happy New Year: 5 Proactive Relapse Prevention Ideas

  Happy New Year: 5 Proactive Relapse Prevention Ideas The 2023 holiday season is coming to a close. You made it through the Christmas holiday with your sobriety intact, and that’s something to celebrate. Just one more holiday milestone to navigate: New Year’s. New Year’s Eve 2023 is set to be one of the biggest […]

Why Are the Holidays So Stressful for People in Recovery?

  The holidays are supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. For those of us in recovery, however, the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day can be a time of increased anxiety, temptation, and potential backsliding. The holiday season has a unique ability to bring out the best and the worst […]

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