The Other Epidemic: Opioid Overdose Deaths and Medication-Assisted Treatment

Opiate addiction

A man at my home group said these words not too long ago. He’s a person I respect: a father, husband, and veteran who still exudes such a degree of military bearing I find it hard to imagine that he ever had an addiction problem. He represents the power of the program: We become the parents, friends, life-partners, and citizens we always were meant to be. He is clearly living a life in which The Promises have come true, deservedly so, but his words show the wisdom behind those promises.

You Can Get Clean, Even If You Don’t Want To

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Overcoming addiction can be a huge battle. The thought of going to rehab might frighten you. You might never want to get clean and sober. Or so you think. The truth is, people with substance abuse problems are at risk of overdose and death, and there’s research to back this up. Unfortunately, more than 70,000 people […]

Isolation in Recovery — How to Overcome It

Isolation

Isolation is a common problem during recovery. You might feel separated from the “outside world.” You might feel different to everyone else. You might feel shunned and excluded and completely alone. Research shows that a lack of social connection is just as harmful to someone’s health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. It doesn’t have to […]