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How Do I Help a Loved One with Painkiller Addiction?

When a loved one struggles with addiction to painkillers, it is hard to watch them slowly disintegrate and fall apart. There may be anxiety and fear along with anger and sadness about just wishing they could become sober and clean. Perhaps they are defensive about not needing help with addiction right now. Painkiller addiction isRead More

Give Yourself a Break (No, Really): Here’s Why

Whenever people are experiencing a setback or challenge, it helps to take a step back and figure out what is happening to get better perspective. When you are right in the middle of something, perhaps a difficult situation at work, dealing with triggers in recovery, or some other issues, it is hard to gain properRead More

How Do I Cope with Change in Addiction Recovery?

Change is defined differently by different people. It may be defined as the act of making or becoming different. Those are small words for an often series of tumultuous acts. Change can be sudden and unexpected. No matter how much we plan for change, it can throw people for a loop. Anxiety and fear canRead More

Is Spice Detox Dangerous?

Spice is the name for a synthetic designer drug that is intended to mimic THC, the main active ingredient of marijuana. This is typically a mix of herbs and manmade chemicals with mind-altering effects. These chemicals are called cannabinoids because they are similar to chemicals found in a marijuana plant. Spice is not safe andRead More

Learn How to Bring Your Best Self to Any Relationship

Entering into relationships require a lot from us. When we bring our best selves, a positive outcome is always expected. For many reasons, people can hide or pull back from putting their best self forward because they have worries, fears, or anxieties about how they may be perceived. Who we choose to surround ourselves withRead More

What Do Low Dopamine Levels Have to Do with Depression in Recovery?

Addiction is complex, affecting the body, mind, and spirit. People who suffer from addiction find it may be helpful to understand how the brain works in addiction. Low dopamine levels, especially, can play a role in how people experience depression in recovery. Dopamine as Brain Chemical Dopamine’s role in addiction and recovery is not completelyRead More

What Are the Effects of Meperidine Withdrawal?

Withdrawal is a set of predictable symptoms that occur after abrupt discontinuation of Meperidine. If you stop a dose after repeated long use, there will be withdrawal symptoms of varying severity. Symptoms may be physical or psychological. Withdrawal is a sign of physical dependence. To combat this, learn more about Meperidine withdrawal and what canRead More