Can You Get Your Brain Back? Repairing the Damage After Addiction

We used to think of the brain as something solid, fully formed, unable to be changed. If a hole was poked, if something was bent- it would stay like that forever. Drugs and alcohol had warnings of permanent brain damage, and although damage is inevitable with addiction, we are learning now that it may be …

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Chronic Pain Sufferers Overlooked in the Opioid Crisis

Opioids have proven very useful for treatment of acute pain and are increasingly used for chronic pain patients. During the last 25 years, opioids have been a first choice prescription plan for chronic pain conditions of all kinds, for people of all ages and backgrounds. It hasn’t been until the last decade that doctors and …

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Hollywood’s Role in Shaming Addiction: Chevy Chase and Substance Abuse Stigma

Most people, especially those who have never personally suffered or known someone who has suffered from addiction, have a painted picture in their head of what an addict looks like. Even though we statistically know  that there is a massive percentage of Americans who are part of the opioid epidemic (hence the word- epidemic), we …

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Dealing with Fear in Sobriety

It’s easy to see that we exist in a world where every individual our there is unique in their own methodology. We are all alike yet so different. Genetically parallel but still dissimilar. This causes much confusion and misunderstanding as we travel down the road of life. However, it also causes so much joy and …

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Tiger Woods: Conquering Golf and Alcoholic Thinking

When it comes to certain sports, there are specific greats in the game that we all think of. Whether they are/aren’t your favorites, these are individuals that are just well known players highlighted for their accomplishments throughout their careers. Take for example, for many, basketball rings with the name Jordan or James in the background. …

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Can You Detox From Opiates At Home?

“What is home? My favorite definition is “a safe place,” a place where one is free from attack, a place where one experiences secure relationships and affirmation. It’s a place where people share and understand each other. Its relationships are nurturing. The people in it do not need to be perfect; instead, they need to …

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How HIPAA Protects Those Going Into Treatment

Dr. Seuss, also known as Theodor Geisel, was a children’s author who often wrote in rhyming couplets to convey his message. In a story named ‘The Lorax’ he writes about a character that annals the predicament of the environment in a manner that “speaks for the trees”. In a poetic rhythm confronting the Once-ler, the …

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China Bans All Types of Fentanyl

Life is such a mystery with so many purportedly unanswered questions. Some of those mysteries may always remain despite the amount of research underwent. Take for instance, why did Lee Harvey Oswald ever shoot JFK? We may never understand that one. Or why do people eat Applejacks if they don’t taste like apples? Or was …

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Preventative Fingerprint Drug Testing

Paper currency specifically is something we trade, negotiate, buy, and sell with it. It’s used in almost every aspect of life since everything comes with a price. There’s a form of it that can be found in nearly every first world country. Differing from region to region, the different types of papers bills usually have …

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Recovery Clothing Brands

Andre 3000, a snazzy dresser with a funky vibe, once sang “Ain’t nobody dope as me, I’m just so fresh and so fresh and so clean”. He was talking of course about his style and attire. Generally most people in our world follow some sort of fashionable trend or another at some or another. Some …

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