Positive, daily routines are vital for recovery from addiction. They substitute drugs with positive actions which empower us to make progress.
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Gray Death Strikes A Louisiana Community In early February, the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office began to warn residents about a dangerous drug that police officers have encountered during several arrests. The substance, “Gray Death,” is so potent that merely touching it can be lethal. While the police in Georgia, Ohio, Alabama, Florida, and Pennsylvania … Continued
The Skyrocketing Toll of Heroin Use On February 11, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that the incidence of Heroin use in the United States increased by an average of 7% each year from 2002 to 2016. Then, from 2016 to 2018, the incidence of Heroin use declined … Continued
An Opioids Conspiracy Leads Seven Insys Executives to Prison Last May, a federal jury in Boston convicted John Kapoor and six other executives of Insys Therapeutics of conspiracy under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, a law which permits the prosecution of the leaders of a criminal enterprise. This month, a judge sentenced all of … Continued
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After Addiction Comes a Vacuum For many of us, the final stages of our addictive behavior found us unable to incorporate any real structure into our daily lives. Very little about our lifestyle and relationships resembled living intentionally or with any real feeling of ownership or empowerment. Substances and compulsive behaviors drove our bus for … Continued
External and Internal Motivations for Treatment Many people enter treatment for co-occurring disorders with motivations from external pressure. A person might experience pressure to start treatment from the legal system, significant others, family, friends, employers, housing authorities, child protective services, and doctors. In other words, there is usually the handprint on someone’s back pushing a … Continued
Change Is Inevitable, but Positive Behavior Change Takes Work Change is rarely something a person does willingly. It’s human nature that doing things in a certain way becomes comfortable. A person tends to choose familiar over the unfamiliar and the known over the unknown. Even when a person is doing things that aren’t healthy, those … Continued