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Methadone vs Suboxone vs Vivirol: Which is Right for You?

June 30, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Health and wellness, Sober Living, Sober living/treatment
Generally speaking, there are currently three types of medications that are U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved to combat opioid addiction: Methadone, Suboxone and Vivitrol. These medications come in different forms: pills, dissolvable films a...
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Six Ways to be Supportive of a Significant Other Who is in Recovery

June 26, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Family and Relationships, Health and wellness, Sober Living, Sober living/treatment
To support an addict in recovery means that friends, loved ones and family members must come together and develop a plan. Most important to the success is the attitude and support of an addict's spouse or significant other. The recovery can be a l...
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How to Say Goodbye to Toxic Friends While in Recovery

June 24, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Family and Relationships, Sobriety
The challenges of maintaining sobriety are hard enough without the burden of a toxic friends. Anything that reminds you of your past is a potential relapse trigger. Having toxic friends in your circle exposes you to powerful of relapse triggers. R...
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Opiates vs Opioids: Is There a Difference?

June 19, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, For Parents, Sober Living, Sober living/treatment
Although subtle, there are distinct differences between opioids and opiates. An opiate is a drug that is naturally derived from a flowering opium poppy plant. Some examples of opiates include morphine, heroin and codeine. So what is an opioid drug...
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How to Stage an Intervention That Works

June 14, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Family and Relationships, Health and wellness, Sober Living
Tips on How to Stage an Intervention Drug interventions can be powerful tools to help someone realize that action is needed to break the cycle of addiction. To pull it off effectively requires careful planning and participation from those closest to...
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The Benefits of Family Drug Counseling

June 12, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Family and Relationships, For Parents, Sober Living
When a person suffers from substance abuse and addiction, the actions of the addict place immense strain on personal relationships. Eventually, it starts to take a serious toll not only on the addict, but on family members, too.  While relationship ...
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Can You Get Addicted to Methadone?

June 7, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Health and wellness, Sober living/treatment
Methadone is a drug that is commonly given to people who are receiving treatment for heroin addiction. This process is controversial, as some claim that those who are prescribing methadone are simply swapping one addiction for another. But is methado...
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Understanding Addiction: The Nature vs. Nurture Debate

June 5, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Family and Relationships, Health and wellness, Sobriety
For decades, scientists have studied the link between genetics and addiction. They were searching for a simple answer to one question:  Is addiction genetic or not? This is often referred to as the "nurture vs nature" debate. The question seems simp...
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Five Things You Need to Know About Methadone and Methadone Clinics

May 24, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Sober Living
The research and statistics are irrefutable: methadone treatment is successful at improving almost every quality of life measurement for patients and creates safer, healthier conditions for families and communities. It is one of the many treatment op...
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