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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

Embrace Difficulty Using the Power of Meditation

Uncertainty seems to be the name of the game lately. In the environment, in personal relationships, and the world at large, it seems there is less certainty than ever. Meditation can be a powerful tool to use when seeking to embrace difficulty in your life. Perhaps you want to become more grounded and more atRead More

What Are Some Tips to Identify and Combat Shame?

Addictive behavior almost always has a shame element and commonly works like this: You have normal life stressors such as your job, financial worries, relationship problems and more. These stressors become overwhelming and prompt strong emotion, such as anxiety or depression that you don’t know how to handle. Because of this, you self-medicate with alcohol,Read More

What is the Length of Time for Vicodin Detox?

Vicodin is a prescription painkiller made from a semisynthetic opioid, hydrocodone, with acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol. It is used to support people with pain that goes from moderate to severe and generally for short-term use only. People who have surgery use it to aid in recovery. Vicodin is not intended for use long-termRead More

What is Titration Tapering?

Benzodiazepine tapering programs can be used for withdrawal management of symptoms, including alcohol and other drugs. A number of opioid replacement medications, such as Suboxone or methadone, are used for withdrawal from opiates on a tapering program.  There are potential dangers associated with tapering, including possible adverse reactions to the drugs. Because of these risks,Read More

Fall is a Great Teacher on the Art of Letting Go

The seasons have a lot to teach people about how to live and how to let go. When you watch leaves change colors and fall to the ground, it is a sign autumn is here. This land between summer and winter is a journey that people in recovery understand well. If you are struggling withRead More

The High Risk of Addiction for Educators (and Tips to Seek Help)

Teachers are the most underpaid and underappreciated of all professions. At least, this is what many believe, especially given the longer hours and more tenuous circumstances they find themselves in due to the volatility of education. Budget cuts, skeptical parents, school violence, and shifting policies in education make it challenge for teachers, administrators, and othersRead More

Is Art Therapy Worth Trying in Recovery?

When a person decides to get professional help for addiction, there are several options for what kind of treatment the person might want. Many addiction treatment centers offer different types of therapies, including alternative creative ones. These forms of therapy are often used in combination to provide the person with multiple venues of expression andRead More