By Wesley Gallagher So you’ve decided to quit drugs or alcohol. First off – congrats. This is a big step, and even the decision to stop is a huge leap in the right direction. So, now what? You’ll want to consider all of your options for how to quit and how to continue in your … Continue reading How to Quit Drugs Without Rehab
By Pat Matuszak Telehealth is an emerging field that allows patients to see a healthcare provider or attend a group therapy session from a remote location via their computer or mobile device. Instead of physically going to an office or meeting place, patients can talk with their group, counselor or doctor over a secure internet … Continue reading What Is Telehealth Addiction Treatment?
By Taylor Davis With more than 64,000 Americans dying from drug overdose in 2016 and 50,000 of those related to opioids,1 fighting the opioid crisis has become a top priority for the Trump administration. In October 2017, the president declared the crisis to be a public health emergency, and in March 2018 he shed some … Continue reading Would a “War on Drugs” Strategy Work?
In this episode of the Recovery Unscripted podcast, we hear from Peter Loeb, co-founder and CEO of Lionrock Recovery, which offers remote addiction treatment entirely through secure video conferencing via their website and a mobile app. Peter joined us at the Innovations in Recovery conference in San Diego to share the personal connection that inspired … Continue reading Recovery Unscripted Podcast: Turning Technology into a Lifeline
In this episode of the Recovery Unscripted podcast, we welcome Glennon Doyle, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Love Warrior and creator of the online community Momastery. In this open conversation, Glennon shares her views on the all-encompassing significance of sobriety in her life and how we can break through the social … Continue reading Recovery Unscripted Podcast: Becoming a Love Warrior
Opiates are part of the opioid class of drugs. While the terms opioid and opiate are now often used interchangeably, “opiates” has traditionally described drugs that are derived from opium poppies, while “opioids” are man-made or synthetic drugs. All of these substances are also known as “narcotic painkillers”. Some commonly prescribed opioids/opiates include hydrocodone, Oxycodone, … Continue reading How to Overcome Opiate Cravings
Rohypnol is the brand name of a high-impact sedative medication known as flunitrazepam. In many countries it is prescribed to induce deep sleep, but has never been approved for sale in the United States. Rohypnol is in a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines and is best known as the “date rape” drug. While some … Continue reading Mixing Rohypnol with Alcohol
The decision to seek treatment will save your life, but going to treatment takes time. Many people worry if their jobs will be in danger if they attend treatment, but clearly, treatment will save you infinite amounts of money compared to remaining addicted. Still, it may be some relief to know that some laws are … Continue reading Can My Employer Fire Me If I Go to Rehab?
Methadone is a medication that is often used during opioid detox to help ease withdrawal symptoms among people who are addicted to heroin and opioid/opiate drugs. It has become popular as a way to help people manage withdrawal symptoms, but it is still a narcotic pain reliever capable of causing addiction. This synthetic opiate stands … Continue reading How Long Does It Take to Get Addicted to Methadone?
By Wesley Gallagher Mental health is a complicated issue. Mental illness affects different people in different ways. It’s difficult to diagnose, and it often goes undiagnosed for far too long. The way we view mental health as a society has a lot to do with the success of treatment for it, so it’s important to … Continue reading How Do Gender Stereotypes Affect Mental Health?