Opioid overdose deaths have declined slightly in the last few years, in part because of the availability of Naloxone. Commonly administered in emergency rooms or by first responders when an opioid overdose is suspected, Naloxone is a medication that can quickly reverse an opioid overdose by attaching to opioid receptors, reversing and blocking the effects of other opioids in the system.
Other rehabs that I’ve been to were 12 step-based. Sometimes 12 steps work for some people. And sometimes it doesn’t work for others. It helped me stay clean for a …
It is no mystery that many people turn to substances and alcohol as coping mechanisms. Symptoms of stress and anxiety are often treated by “self-medication” instead of counseling or therapy. Past or present traumatic experiences are well-known to create long-term stress, anxiety, and other related wellness disorders.
Remember what you know. Now is the most important time ever to not allow negative or fearful thinking to pull you back toward the rabbit-hole of addiction. Thoughts are not a reality unless you allow them the power to become a reality. Thoughts, in and of themselves, are harmless. It’s the action that can create harm and consequences.
The Veterans Administration calculated that in 2017, seventeen United States veterans chose to end their life each day that year. Those fatalities are of male and female veterans who served in active duty, an additional average of 2.5 veterans who never served in active duty also chose suicide every day.
Do you need help with substance abuse addiction, or do you know someone who does? Trying to navigate through and understand all the terminology surrounding addiction treatment can be confusing. It helps to understand some basics.
Dreams for the future are a wonderful part of life. Kids are full of dreams concerning things they are going to do, what they are going to be or where …
When someone mentions “Rehab” ask yourself: are you the frog in the pool that could use a hand? In the mornings, before the rush of the day begins and lunches …
Once again, Opioids are suspected for being at the heart of another great loss. New reports are coming in that Prince, who died last week in his home from undetermined causes, had opioid pain pills like Percocet in his home and on his person when he died.
In today’s society, alcohol or other substances (legal and illegal) are often used in social settings. Many people equate “partying” with using substances. Depending on the drug, sometimes it may be unclear as to whether the use is someone socializing or someone developing a problem.