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21 11, 2017

Vivitrol—Your Best Chance to Recover from Opioid Addiction?

November 21st, 2017|0 Comments

During the ongoing opioid epidemic, Vivitrol may just be the addiction recovery drug that America needs. According to a new study published just this month in The Lancet, Vivitrol and Suboxone are equally effective at treating opioid dependence. This was the first American research to directly compare these two very different medications. The implication

17 11, 2017

Is Jail or Prison Ever a Good Thing for an Addict?

November 17th, 2017|0 Comments

It’s no secret that addiction leads down a dark path for most people, going so far as to land some in prison. Another hot-button topic that has made headlines in the past few years is prison overcrowding. There’s a very obvious link between the two. The US federal prisons are overcrowded to a dangerous

7 11, 2017

A Grief and Loss Handbook for Those in Recovery

November 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Death: A Sobering Experience All Dan could hear was the humming and beeping of the machines his father was hooked to. Machines breathing for him, cleaning the blood that his failing kidneys no longer could. He had recently made the decision that his father was past the point of no return. Soon the machines

5 11, 2017

18 Tips for Stopping (Tapering off) Suboxone Successfully

November 5th, 2017|1 Comment

Suboxone tapering is the process of getting off of Suboxone at a slow and comfortable rate. Initially, Suboxone is prescribed for opioid/opiate addicts to assist with withdrawals or to replace their opioid addiction.  Suboxone is sometimes used in the short-term during detox and sometimes longer for those who are at high risk for relapse.

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