Reflections on abuse Recovery Month

Reflections on Recovery Month

September is soon coming to a close and with it draws near the end of National Recovery Month. Over the course of this month I have attended conferences, concerts, parties, rallies, and dances all in the effort to promote awareness of, and de-stigmatize, recovery from addiction.   While experiencing all of this, I often found…

A man stares at a bunch of pill bottles trying to understand the difference between oxycontin and oxycodone

What is the Difference between OxyContin and Oxycodone?

As the use and abuse of opioids continue to rise, you may have questions about this complicated situation. While a variety of different drugs have contributed to the opioid epidemic, addiction to opioids usually begins with prescription drugs like Oxycontin and oxycodone. However, what is the difference between OxyContin and oxycodone? Difference Between OxyContin and…

Can You Quit Cocaine Cold Turkey?

The short answer is yes, anything is possible. The longer, responsible answer is: quitting cocaine cold turkey, especially on your own, is never advisable. It’s true that with repeated use, cocaine addiction, and eventually dependence, do get worse. However, it only takes one dose to feel the full effects of a crash, and usually that…

Will Outpatient Treatment Work for You?

The reasons that lead us to addiction can be as varied as how an individual reacts to different drugs or circumstances. Outpatient rehabilitation treatment is something that can be beneficial for most people, but it’s not guaranteed rehab will be the solution that works. In more extreme cases of addiction, where the addict is a…

Drug Addiction and the Family Unit

When a person falls down the rabbit hole into addictive addiction, the consequences are anything but individual. Everyone you come in contact with, from close family members to strangers on the street, will be affected by your addiction. To strangers, your incoherent mumblings or angry rantings will be fleeting; however, those closest to you have…

How a Gambling Addiction can Take Its Toll

A problem that is becoming a greater issue with each passing year, and is causing concern in many countries where public health situations matter, is gambling. Gambling can create problems not only in one’s social life, but can also affect their physical and psychological well-being. As the highs from wins are forgotten under stockpiling losses,…

10 Health Risks for the Heavy Drinker

When a person gets drunk, what’s basically happening is that they’ve taken in more alcohol than their body can metabolize. The excess gets stored in the bloodstream which gets circulated throughout the entire body thanks to the heart pumping away. Changes in normal body function begin happening as a result of internal chemical changes. Alcohol…

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Do I Need a Recovery Coach? Benefits of a Sober Life Coach for Recovery

In the difficult terrain of recovery, there are some pretty bad days.  It’s not easy and every step of the journey is a learning experience.  It’s for this reason that many recovering addicts will opt for a recovery coach to help them along the way.  A recovery coach is a professional sober life coach who…