Read any article about the continuing drug addiction and overdose public health crisis, and you may see a term that you’re not familiar with – “harm reduction”. And if substance abuse has touched your life or the life of someone you care about, you will want to become familiar with this controversial concept.
If you are a football fan, you are probably somewhat familiar with the story of NFL Hall of Famer Brett Favre and how he battled an addiction to Vicodin in 1996. Today, it is the stuff of sports legend—how he overcame his issues, won both the Most Valuable Player award and the Super Bowl,
Opioid Addiction Has Taken America By Storm And The Individual Addict Still Suffers 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. The problem is so devastating, President Donald Trump recently
Showtime’s new documentary, Eric Clapton’s “A Life in Twelve Bars,” is due out in February of 2018. The film discusses much of the historical impact Clapton has had on rock and blues music. There are many candid interviews from people with firsthand experience of Mr. Clapton’s influence and power, as can be found in
You May Not Love Russell Brand For His Comedy – But You Gotta Love The Guy For His Recovery Russell Brand isn’t for everybody. He’s an acquired taste. The 42-year-old British comic and movie star is quite controversial, making a name for himself with his outrageous stand-up comedy and notorious public antics. Starring in
Therapy known as MAT (medication-assistant treatment) receives a mixed bag of reviews. MATs are quite often used as part of the treatment plan for opioid, alcohol and substance abuse disorders. Some people have the opinion that you’re trading one addiction for another. Others believe that these medications can be helpful when used properly and
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
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.
It is no secret that addicts live lives that are very difficult on their bodies. The whirlwind that surrounds the finding, using, and getting more leaves very little room in the way of self-care. By the end, most of us are wracked with poor nutrition. We are dehydrated, chain-smoking messes that feel as though
Opioid addiction is on the rise. Methadone maintenance is also growing. Opioids are street drugs like heroin and painkillers like Vicodin and Percocet. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services says our country is having an opioid crisis. Methadone can be used to treat this addiction. But there are pros and cons to