The Book of Life – Sobriety Version

Of course, nobody actually receives a book of life when they are children, but most children have no problem making the right decisions. I believe that we are all born with the ability to recognize what is right and wrong, but the ultimate decision is up to the individual. As we grow up and suffer negative consequences for making the wrong decisions, we often learn from our mistakes.

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Ibogaine: An Alternative to Beating Addiction

Can Ibogaine help with substance abuse? Addiction is a rising crisis in our society and one that has hit every ethnicity and socio-economic class without prejudice. Drug overdose is no longer something that happens in darkened alleys or dilapidated houses. The pain of addiction is hitting middle-class society harder than ever. Addiction changes the brain … Continue reading Ibogaine: An Alternative to Beating Addiction

Sweet Melissa: Ignorance Is Not Bliss

Addiction Memoirs The best part of addiction recovery has been connecting with other people who can relate to my story. For the most part, my sobriety fellowship is found at meetings. However, I also love listening to sobriety podcasts, browsing through blogs (I guess that's kind of obvious) and reading memoirs. Reading someone's story about … Continue reading Sweet Melissa: Ignorance Is Not Bliss

Addiction Treatment Success Rates For Outpatient and Residential Patients

Getting the help needed to treat a drug or alcohol addiction is the first step to take in the quest to manage this chronic, relapsing disease.  The importance of enlisting the help of professionals in the field of addiction and recovery is key, as treating addiction successfully requires this high level of expertise.  An addict … Continue reading Addiction Treatment Success Rates For Outpatient and Residential Patients

Steps to Getting Help with Heroin Withdrawal

In a succession of revelations through which the heroin addict eventually becomes disenchanted with the using lifestyle, he or she decides it is finally time to quit.   Self-disgust for the destruction that heroin addiction has wrought in their life and the lives of loved ones is one key motivator for getting clean, as well as … Continue reading Steps to Getting Help with Heroin Withdrawal

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7 Most Realistic Movies On Addiction

Drug addiction and alcoholism is a major part of American culture. As the gatekeepers of our culture Hollywood has taken notice and over the years created numerous movies centered on the topics of addiction and alcoholism. Some have played exclusively on addiction stereotypes, barely scratching the surface of this complex issue, while others have dived … Continue reading 7 Most Realistic Movies On Addiction

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Methadone Maintenance Treatment ….

Is Methadone Treatment right for you? I have no idea — that is for a doctor or treatment center to decide. The good news is that if you are addicted to Heroin (Opioids) you have options, to get clean and sober. This is the last article of a three-part series about Medication Assisted Treatment for … Continue reading Methadone Maintenance Treatment ….

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Wondering what Suboxone® is?

Suboxone® is a medication that is used to treat addiction. Background Prescription opioid pain medications such as Oxycontin and Vicodin are very addictive. These drugs can have effects similar to heroin ... especially when taken in large doses or taken other than prescribed. Not everyone who uses opioids gets addicted. But it is difficult to … Continue reading Wondering what Suboxone® is?

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Who is using Heroin?

During the evening I answer  "calls" on our website. It's a chat service and the topics can be on subjects like drug addiction, alcoholism and mental illness. During the last two weeks, about 7 out of 10 inquiries are as follows: "I have a 20 (something) year old son or daughter - addicted to heroin - what … Continue reading Who is using Heroin?