Fentanyl Withdrawal Symptoms

Fentanyl Withdrawal Symptoms

Fentanyl is one of the most powerful opioids. With a potency that’s 100 times stronger than morphine, fentanyl use comes with a strong risk of addiction and overdose. Taking fentanyl for surgery or severe pain under a doctor’s orders is the safest way to use it. But whether you use fentanyl recreationally or therapeutically, you […]

The Benefits of Transitioning to Recovery Through Sober Living

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It is easy to think that leaving a drug or alcohol treatment facility is the end of the journey, and many people outside the addiction community still believe that is the case. It’s only the beginning of the journey.  For those struggling to maintain their newfound sobriety, walking through the exit door of the treatment […]

How Do You Get Acceptance in Recovery?

“And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation- some fact of my life- unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be […]

Dissociative Disorders and Substance Abuse

The experience of dissociation, which refers to unintentional mental distancing from memories, feelings, or sense of self, is extremely common.  Most people have experienced some form of dissociation at some time in their lives, possibly after a traumatic incident or even just while daydreaming.  When dissociation continues for days or weeks, however, it can be […]

6 Common Misconceptions About Addiction Recovery

With the opioid crisis getting worse every year, there has been increasing media coverage of addiction and treatment. The treatment landscape has also changed a lot, with ever increasing modalities, centers, and more government programs at every level designed to help people recover from addiction. There’s also new research. For decades, we actually knew very […]

Common Beliefs About Recovery – And Why They’re False

“If you’re sober, you’re boring.” “I’m just not meant to be in recovery. I’m meant to stay addicted for the rest of my life.” “If you relapse, you’re a failure.” “I’m in too much pain to get better. My life is supposed to be like this.” It’s amazing the lies that we tell ourselves – […]

Chronic Relapse: What is it and How Families Should Treat It

Chronic relapse occurs when an alcoholic or addict has partially recovered, but then constantly falls back into his or her addiction.

What is Chronic Relapse? Relapse occurs when an alcoholic or addict has partially recovered — usually from a 30 to a 90-day treatment program — but then falls back into his or her addiction. Almost all chronic relapsers need long-term treatment that will help them transition back into society. (Read “The Good, The Bad, The […]

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