Recovery

Liver Repair: How to Physically Heal from Alcohol Abuse

June 5th, 2019|

Liver Repair: How to Physically Heal from Alcohol Abuse Depending on what stage you are in your alcoholism, you may have caused serious damage to your liver. You have heard the expression, “What’s done is done.” This is not always the case with your liver. Since this is one of the only regenerative organs by nature, it’s actually possible to physically restore it to the state it was in before problem drinking began. Can the Liver Repair Itself After Years of Drinking? The liver is your body’s only regenerative organ. You are probably aware

11 Benefits of Quitting Alcohol (Or Not Drinking At All)

June 4th, 2019|

Drinking alcohol is fun for a few years until the constant hangovers take hold. The benefits of quitting FAR outweigh the benefits of drinking. Quitting alcohol can feel impossible. It’s especially difficult for those who are addicted to it. Oftentimes, alcoholics feel as if, for them, there is no life without booze. Despite all of the negative side effects it has on their life, they continue to drink. Unfortunately, too many people are stuck in the prison of alcoholism. As the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism tells us, more than 15 million

Klonopin High: The Ins and Outs of This Dangerous Addiction

June 3rd, 2019|

Klonopin High: The Ins and Outs of This Dangerous Addiction Klonopin is one of the most dangerous and difficult drugs to be addicted to. And doctors are prescribing thousands of pills daily. What drugs do you think of when you consider the most brutal addictions? Painkillers? Heroin? Meth? Crack? All of the above are vicious addictions to live with. However, addicts continue to fall victim to a wider variety of pharmaceuticals than before. When taken in excess, different psychiatric medications produce significant highs in the user. Adderall is a common example of a psychiatric

The Serenity Prayer and the Meaning of TRUE Acceptance

May 23rd, 2019|

"God, grant me the Serenity to Accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ~ theologian Reinhold Niebuhr Recovery and 12-Step Fellowship meetings around the world often begin in the same way – with the assembled group reciting the Serenity Prayer together. Early on in rehab, newly-sober addicts and alcoholics are taught to recite this prayer whenever they feel overwhelmed or tempted. But what do these words – serenity, acceptance, courage, and wisdom really MEAN? Let's take a closer look at each. Serenity Refers

Subutex: This Opioid Replacement Therapy is Highly Effective As a Treatment For Opioid Addiction

May 17th, 2019|

Subutex: This Opioid Replacement Therapy is Highly Effective As a Treatment For Opioid Addiction By now, most Americans know that opioid addiction is ravaging the country. Millions of Americans are addicted to opiates like heroin, Morphine, and Codeine, and synthetic opioids like Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, and Fentanyl. Opioid Addiction Has Taken America By Storm And The Individual Addict Still Suffers The problem is so devastating, President Donald Trump recently declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency. Since then, the federal government has promised to allocated millions of dollars to solving the problem. In

18 Tips for Stopping (Tapering off) Suboxone Successfully

May 13th, 2019|

Suboxone tapering is the process of getting off of Suboxone at a slow and comfortable rate. 18 Tips for Stopping (Tapering off) Suboxone Successfully 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.  Many people in recovery want to eventually taper off of Suboxone so they are no longer dependent on it (as it’s an opioid itself). There is a misconception about Suboxone though and

Sinner or Saint: Long-Term Effects of Suboxone Use

May 11th, 2019|

The question surrounding suboxone is a simple one: Is it a good idea to treat opioid addiction with another opioid? Sinner or Saint: Long-Term Effects of Suboxone Use Opioid abuse is well-known as a scourge across the country by those addicted to them, as well as police, doctors, rehab facilities, and even the federal government. It’s a public health emergency that kills tens of thousands of people each year, and appears to only be getting worse. Of course, because opioid abuse has become such a major problem, there is, obviously, a number of counter-strategies

Introducing Northpoint Washington: Our Inpatient Addiction Treatment Facility in Edmonds, Washington

April 8th, 2019|

Ashwood Recovery is proud to announce the grand opening of Northpoint Washington on April 26, 2019. This is our new inpatient addiction treatment facility that’s opening in Edmonds, Washington. This new location will provide us with an opportunity to offer more intense addiction treatment care to Washington state residents. Drug and alcohol addiction rates are on the rise in America. Washington is one of the states that are heavily impacted. More addiction treatment centers and resources are needed to combat this issue and put a stop to this crisis. Northpoint is happy to do

The Ultimate Guide to Romantic Relationships After Addiction

February 25th, 2019|

Sex, love, and dating are already complicated enough. Of course, things only get more complicated when addiction is added to the mix. Active addiction will destroy a romantic relationship every time. But a healthy, loving relationship with a recovering addict is possible. And if you’re a recovering addict yourself, don’t despair. By following the right precautions, you can successfully navigate the world of dating and find a thriving, supportive relationship. In this article, we’ll discuss tips for single people in recovery who are ready to date, the significant others of recovering addicts, and the

Why Don’t ERs Offer Addiction Treatment?

January 23rd, 2019|

“Research shows that people who have had an overdose are more likely to have another. Emergency department education and post-overdose protocols, including providing naloxone and linking people to treatment, are critical needs.” ~ Dr. Alana Vivolo-Kantor, Ph.D., Behavioral Scientist, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control In 2017, over 72,000 Americans died because of fatal drug overdoses. And for every death, there are estimated to be at least 30 overdoses where the victims survived.  Importantly, when you factor in other health problems such as infections, disease, injuries, and self-harm resulting from substance abuse, it