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Drug Detox

Does Morphine Make Pain Worse?

Morphine is often a go-to prescription for pain management, especially for people who struggle with chronic pain. In the United States, that’s no small number: About 100 million Americans are living with chronic pain, according to The American Academy of Pain Medicine. Additionally, the FDA reports that about 23 million prescriptions were given for long-acting … Continue reading Does Morphine Make Pain Worse?

March 29, 2013

Addiction Recovery

Can Traditional Native American Sweat Lodges Help Treat Drug Addiction?

Many studies and considerable anecdotal evidence support the theory that cultural and spiritual connections can assist individuals as they move through the drug recovery process. Addicts seeking alternatives to the typical counseling and 12-Step model of drug treatment are now employing spiritual concepts, both ancient and modern. Native American sweat lodges are one tradition that … Continue reading Can Traditional Native American Sweat Lodges Help Treat Drug Addiction?

November 2, 2012

Addiction Recovery

What to Eat During Recovery: Regaining Energy and Health Through Nutrition

Enough can’t be said about the importance of good nutrition to an effective and long-term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Like a good night’s sleep, eating the right foods in the right amounts can set the tone for your entire day, allowing you to let the little things go and handle the big things without … Continue reading What to Eat During Recovery: Regaining Energy and Health Through Nutrition

June 8, 2011

Drug Detox

3 Types of Heroin Detox

Methadone maintenance is considered the gold standard in heroin addiction treatment.[1] That is, most heroin addicts opt to take methadone on an outpatient basis when they are ready to stop using heroin. As part of their program, they must follow the federal guidelines[2] for the drug that requires them to show up in person at … Continue reading 3 Types of Heroin Detox

January 13, 2011

Drug Abuse

Drug Addiction and Marriage

There are few things that can harm a marriage as thoroughly as a drug addiction. Certainly, many people who struggle with substance use manage to save their relationships and sometimes even grow stronger through their recovery. But many marriages do not survive the damage addiction inflicts. Consider a few ways that an untreated drug addiction … Continue reading Drug Addiction and Marriage

September 17, 2010