Why IOP Is a Good Choice For Moms and Women Who Work

2018-06-12T03:48:32+00:00June 25th, 2018|Drug Rehabilitation, Recovery|

Inpatient Rehab Is Not Your Only Option For Addiction Treatment Many women who struggle with an addiction to drugs or alcohol don’t get the help they need because they simply cannot check themselves into an inpatient facility for a month or more. Life won’t allow it. While addiction can wreak havoc on a woman’s life; she still may have a family to raise, a job to keep, or aging parents to take care of. Inpatient [...]

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Hooked on Opioids: How My Pain Medication Led Me to Heroin Addiction

2018-06-12T03:41:46+00:00June 20th, 2018|Addiction Information, Recovery|

An Introduction To An Addict Recovering From Opioid Addiction My name is Sally and I am a recovering addict. I used to be addicted to opioid painkillers and heroin. Today, I have two years, three months, and eight days clean. I count every single day I have clean because I truly believe that every day I don’t get high is a victory.    I spent 10 years of my life high – like, every single [...]

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Is Methadone a Thing of the Past?

2018-07-06T03:28:41+00:00June 15th, 2018|Recovery|

What Is Methadone? Methadone (also sold under the name “Dolophine”) is a powerful opioid drug that is used to treat extreme pain. More commonly, this highly regulated prescription medication is administered to those who have an addiction to heroin or narcotic painkillers like Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Fentanyl, or Morphine.   Methadone is an addictive and potent medication that works on opioid receptors sites in the brain. When used to treat addiction, it is administered daily at [...]

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Five Things I Adore About Being a Sober Woman, Wife, Mom, Daughter and Friend

2018-06-10T03:18:30+00:00June 10th, 2018|Alcoholism, Drug Rehabilitation, Recovery|

I’m April – A Recovering Addict, Wife, Mom, Daughter, And Friend Hi, my name is April and I am a recovering alcoholic and addict. On July 7, 2018, I will have seven years of sobriety – thanks be to my Higher Power, whom I choose to call “God.” I am truly grateful to be sober today. I have an amazing life and the people who love me tell me I am an amazing woman. I [...]

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Three Highly Addictive Pain Relievers: How to Manage Dependence and Illness at the Same Time

2018-06-07T05:32:51+00:00June 5th, 2018|Addiction Information|

Treating Illness With Narcotic Painkillers Can Lead to Dependence When you are struggling with an illness or trying to manage chronic pain, your body screams for relief. Many people find this relief in narcotic painkillers – and rightfully so. After all, this is why doctors prescribe drugs like Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, and Fentanyl – for the relief of pain. Nevertheless, opioid addiction is a very real condition that often results from long-term use of pain medication. It [...]

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