It’s no secret that a good night’s sleep is an essential component of good health.1 Plus, it just makes you feel better, sharper, not to mention a whole lot more pleasant to be around. But for those who find the proverbial eight hours a little more elusive, it can be tempting to take a sleep … Continue reading How Rohypnol Affects Your Sleep
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?
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 always keep the … Continue reading How Do Gender Stereotypes Affect Mental Health?
By Martha McLaughlin Suicide isn’t an easy topic. It’s not a subject that’s brought up at parties, at the dinner table or even between friends. This discussion is usually avoided, so you may feel like you’re the only one having thoughts of suicide. But you’re not alone. In fact, a U.S. study determined that 3.7 … Continue reading Understanding Suicidal Thoughts: A Practical Guide to Getting Help
By Kathryn Millán, MA, LPC/MHSP The opioid crisis in America continues to be a serious public health issue. The good news is that doctors are finally beginning to slow opioid prescriptions, especially for people with minor injuries or outpatient surgeries. Opioid use in the news has spread awareness, and many people are writing and calling … Continue reading Opioid Prescription Rates Are Slowing Down, but Overdoses Are Not