How Suboxone Can Help in Recovery but Why You Shouldn’t Misuse It

2018-11-08T16:47:50+00:00October 5th, 2018|Addiction Information, Recovery|

Suboxone is highly recommended for addicts looking to recover from an opioid addiction. It has earned the nickname of "the box office drug". This is likely due to the fact that it's so popular that 1.55 billion US dollars worth of it was sold in 2013. This prescription medication dramatically reduces the severity of symptoms related to opiate addiction and withdrawal. The only negative aspect of Suboxone is that you can become addicted to it. [...]

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What is the Divine Feminine? How Can I Access It To Enhance My Recovery?

2018-09-30T03:11:56+00:00October 1st, 2018|Recovery|

What Is The Divine Feminine? Wonderful things are happening here on planet Earth – although, if you immerse yourself in the mainstream media, you might think otherwise. Indeed, it is a blessed time to be alive. There has never been a better time to be a sober woman! People all over the world are waking up and becoming enlightened to our global need for a shift in consciousness. Many have attributed this collective spiritual awakening [...]

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Stop Isolating! Science Shows Social Connections Are Vital To Your Recovery

2018-11-09T15:38:58+00:00September 20th, 2018|Recovery|

Social Connections Should Be An Integral Part of the Recovery Process When most women think about sustaining ongoing recovery, three things usually come to mind: The first and most obvious is the need to remain completely abstinent from drugs and alcohol. It goes without saying (but we’ll say it anyway!) that you cannot enjoy sobriety unless you are sober. Recovery from drug addiction and alcoholism starts with not putting mind-altering substances into your body. In [...]

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Lofexidine – The First FDA Approved Drug for Opioid Withdrawals

2018-11-08T17:56:47+00:00September 16th, 2018|Addiction Information, Recovery|

There's some fairly exciting news happening in the addiction recovery industry. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally approved a prescription medication for managing opioid withdrawal symptoms. This medication is known as lofexidine. Lofexidine is sold under the brand name Lucemyra. This non-opioid prescription medication is used specifically to treat opioid withdrawals. It can ease the severity of withdrawal symptoms although it may not completely prevent them. Currently, this treatment is only approved [...]

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Embracing Your Self-Worth – You Are More Than The Disease

2018-09-26T03:25:43+00:00September 10th, 2018|Addiction Information, Recovery|

Recovery Is The Beginning of An Ongoing Journey to Reclaim Your Self-Worth Pathetic. Loser. Thief. Liar. Worthless. Weak. Shameful. Bad. These are just a few of the many derogatory words we women hear about ourselves when we are struggling with an addiction. These labels come from misinformed family members, intolerant friends, and an unforgiving society. Those who are uneducated about the disease of addiction simply don’t know any better. They stigmatize addicted people. We forgive [...]

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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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Behavior Modification: How well Does this Therapeutic approach work for those seeking addiction recovery?

2018-03-15T04:06:02+00:00March 20th, 2018|Recovery|

Formerly known as behavior analysis, behavior modification is a kind of psychotherapy that can be used during addiction recovery. It compliments other therapies because it addresses certain aspects of addiction that other therapies don’t. Also known as behavior therapy, it helps to reduce or get rid of negative behaviors through conditioning techniques that help a person make positive changes. The behavior of abusing substances is often based on a coping mechanism. We feel anxious or [...]

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