How Meditation Can Help With Addiction When you're recovering from addiction maximizing your recovery tool kit is always a good idea. If one tool isn't working for you, then having access to other outlets can be a lifesaver.
We need better responses to drug misuse and the Opioid Epidemic - Drug Courts are part of the solution!
Writing, next to action, is the most powerful thing you can do to bring life to your thoughts. When you put pen to paper or strike the keys and watch the words fill the screen you are breathing life into your ideas.
When talking about addiction it’s important to understand the difference between psychological and physical dependency. The more you understand how these two different addictions operate within the body, the better you’ll be able to understand what you or your loved one is going through.
Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous both recommend finding a sponsor to guide you through the recovery process. Finding the right sponsor is important. Here are some tips to help you find the best match.
OxyContin (oxycodone hydrochloride) is a long-acting opiate prescribed for moderate to severe pain when pain relief is needed for an extended time. There is a risk of drug interactions, overdoses, and dependency when taking this medication.
Joe was in his early 20s when he first took prescription opioids. He got in a serious car accident, landing him in the hospital, where doctors prescribed him OxyContin and morphine. His injuries took some time to heal, but his addiction to the pills stayed with him for years to come.
Chris first experimented with prescription opioids as a teen, when he discovered a bottle of pills in his mom’s medicine cabinet. He continued to experiment and use throughout his teens. So years later, when Chris got hurt on the job while working as a plumber’s apprentice, his doctor wrote him a prescription for opioids—the drug he had experimented with as a teen.
When Amy was 14, a knee injury on the soccer field put her in the hospital and resulted in a prescription for Vicodin. Over the next five years, she endured several surgeries on that knee and received a flood of opioid prescriptions.
Your addiction can be mild, moderate or severe. No matter your diagnosis, getting treatment is important for recovery.