Category Archive for "Find Safety & Comfort"

Fentanyl – A killer high

What is fentanyl?Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid pain reliever that is used by doctors to treat severe pain. According to CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), “It is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine.” There are two…
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How Kindness Can Be Helpful In Drug Addiction Treatment Leading to Sobriety

Random Acts of Kindness Week (RAKW) was celebrated from February 12 to February 18, 2017. This is a week-long celebration that is observed worldwide. It inspires people to act selflessly to cheer up or assist an individual through acts of…
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Addiction as a Family Disease

When addiction is present in a family, it is not the addict alone who is effected. As a matter of fact, aside from health concerns, the addict may be less effected by their addiction than the other members of their…
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Community Service in Recovery Treatment

So why do some Recovery Centers always seem to be helping others, with getting involved in their communities? Because volunteer work reduces stress, promotes community, makes people feel better about themselves…Giving back provides people with a positive outlook that they…
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Overcoming Shame In Addiction

The Origin of Shame Growing up in a small town how could you be anything but a good girl? She went to church with her parents from the time she was born, she was a good student in school and…
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Mindfulness in Addiction

An Addict’s Focus Why do people become addicts in the first place? They, addicts, report many reasons, some of which may seem logical and others not, but there is always some underlying cause. While in the pursuit of recovery, past…
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Co-Dependency

Personality Change “Codependency can be described as putting a thermometer in someone else’s mouth to take your temperature.” For the most part, an individual’s personality is set by the time they are six or seven years old, according to studies….
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What is Addiction Treatment?

Addiction can be defined as a chronic brain disease that leads to dysfunction in the reward, motivation, memory, and related cognitive processes. Addiction follows a cycle of relapse and remission, characterized by distinct changes in behavior, mood, and psychological distress….
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Methadone Detox

The Good News Anyone looking for a high wants to feel the euphoria, no matter how temporary, associated with drugs and alcohol. It’s a way to minimize the pressures of everyday life while finding a few moments of peace and…
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Opiate Withdrawal and Detox Opiate addiction is a worldwide disease of epidemic proportion. It affects people of every nation, ethnicity, culture, and socioeconomic status. Recently, the American Society of Addiction Medicine released its annual report that listed some staggering statistics, illustrating the pervasiveness of opiate addiction:

Opiate Withdrawal and Detox

Opiate addiction is a worldwide disease of epidemic proportion. It affects people of every nation, ethnicity, culture, and socioeconomic status. Recently, the American Society of Addiction Medicine released its annual report that listed some staggering statistics, illustrating the pervasiveness of…
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