If you want to quit and do it without further damaging your health, you'll need some professional medical help. Yes, you'll still need family support, and yes, you'll still need to change your lifestyle and various hobbies, perhaps some friends too. Yes, even after you are over the withdrawal symptoms and done with rehab, you'll still need to join a local AA group and stick with it.Continue Reading
Tips for Staying Clean After Opioid Detox
Detoxification is difficult, if not done correctly relapse becomes all too common. It's especially difficult with opioid addiction. Did you know that three out of four people relapse within a month after detoxification? Now mind you many of these folks were flying solo with a home detox plan. Some were working with an outpatient program. Seldom did relapses occur after finishing a medically monitored rehab center treatment utilizing a custom-tailored plan set to their situation and lifestyle. So, the statistics are not all that surprising (cite below).Continue Reading
After Opioid Addiction Recovery
Nutrition is a necessary component of any safe opioid treatment program. It is also extremely important to prevent a relapse. A better diet will keep you energized (cite: 1,2). A better diet will help you stay in a positive mood. So, you ask; what should I be eating? Well, the best thing you could do is go to Google and search for; 'Super Foods'. Then, fill your refrigerator with ONLY Super Foods.Continue Reading
Opioid Addiction and Personalized Treatment Programs
Getting over an opioid addiction isn't easy, of course, nothing good in life ever is. And, those who have recovered all agree on one thing; life without opioids is much better, aka; good. Why is opioid dependency so hard to get over? It's simple. It's because of how the opioids interact with your brain and body which can easily lead to dependency.Continue Reading
Factors to Consider When Developing a Personalized Opioid Dependency Treatment Program
To properly assess an individual with opioid dependency it's important to know how they became addicted. Was it through pharmaceutical drugs containing Fentanyl? Did their prescription run out, so they went to the street to get ahold of illegal drugs to suffice during excruciating and tormenting times of withdrawal? How much did they take and how long did they take it? What else did they take?Continue Reading
The Challenges of Opioid Detox
Opioid detox is not something you want to try alone. Often, when a prescription for pain killers ends, someone who has become dependent on opioids to function can't get what their body needs. The withdrawal symptoms can be overbearing. As the body screams for more it summons the brain to go find some more, at any cost.Continue Reading
Severe Alcohol Withdrawal
Severe alcohol symptoms start within just a few hours after you stop drinking and withdrawal peaks in about 72-hours. It can be a living hell. The cravings are unbearable. The body and mind are so dependent on alcohol that you cease to function correctly without putting more alcohol into the system. You can experience a high fever and uncontrollable negative thoughts, but that's not all, as it quickly becomes a very dangerous and serious health issue.Continue Reading
What It Means to Have Hope
When you feel good, how do you describe yourself? When is the last time you felt there was a bright future for yourself, and perhaps your career? What does it feel like to feel a sense of hope? The word hope is interesting in that it can have two very opposite meanings, depending upon how it is used. If a person is feeling optimistic, then it can be stated the person is feeling hopeful. But if that same person has decided there is little control of their life, or events which affect the outcomes of their life, then you could describe this person as feeling hopeless.Continue Reading
Anxiety Disorder and COVID-19
The human mind is powerful! There are millions of Americans who suffer from some type of mental illness. The COVID-19 Pandemic is making life very hard on those individuals who suffer from mental illness. There are all types of medically recognized forms of mental illness. This article will only focus on anxiety disorder.
6 Myths About Narcotics Anonymous You Probably Believe
Narcotics Anonymous is a worldwide support program from people who struggle with alcohol and drug addiction. It was founded in 1953 and employs a Twelve Stop Model similar to its sister program, Alcoholics Anonymous. They have over 61,000 meetings in 129 countries across the globe. It has helped tens of thousands of people get and stay clean. In other words, they're not a passing fad.
4 Reasons to Try SMART Recovery If 12 Step Meetings Aren't Your Thing
Today we are highlighting treatment resources for substance abuse and addictions. While the general public may be aware of Twelve Step groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), there are other alternatives. SMART Recovery® is one such organization that is gaining popularity.