3 Stereotypes about Recovery that are Wrong
Most ER Overdoses are Caused by Prescription Painkillers
According to a recent report from JAMA Internal Medicine, 68% of Emergency Room overdose treatments are for prescription pain medications in the past decade. These include opioid drugs like morphine, methadone, hydrocodone, and oxycodone, which are all prescribed by doctors for chronic pain or medical recovery. 2010 saw 92,200 hospital visits for these drugs, costing an estimated total of $1.4 billion! That’s a lot of cheddar to shell out for a quick rush of feel-good chemicals!
Darkcoin the Preferred Currency for Online Drug Trade
By now most people in the world are familiar with Bitcoin, the digital crypto-currency that serves as an alternative currency for digital financial transactions. Although still plagued with privacy issues and a few notable heists, Bitcoin is still going strong and used all over the web, including in-app purchases and smartphone “wallets.” But a new rival crypto-currency came on the scene in April of this year that may give Bitcoin a run for its digital money.
Magic Mushrooms Activate New Neural Pathways
Tripping on magic mushrooms has a long history and reputation for wild, mind-altering effects that are similar to dreams. The seemingly uncontrolled, chaotic experience has frightened the Western world since the erratic upheavals of the 1960s. However, Psilocybin, the main psychoactive ingredient in these shrooms, has been shown in clinical tests to produce a number of interesting and medically beneficial effects.
Recovery Resources for the Journey Ahead
Recognizing that you have a problem and resolving to make a positive change toward recovery in your life is a major, life-altering choice and you should be proud to make it. Deciding to get clean and pursue a new direction in your one, precious life will make all the difference in future days. But for now the road to sobriety can seem challenging, even insurmountable. But don’t let the daunting challenge of the climb deter you. Others before you have made the climb up that mountain and more will follow.
5 Signs Your Friend is About to Relapse
When someone we love gets through rehab and begins the process of maintaining sobriety, there is plenty of concern and anxiety in the air. It’s not easy to stay clean, even after a rehabilitation treatment program. As concerned friends and relatives, we want to keep an eye out for potential signs of danger in an effort to support the recovering addict in facing the challenge of recovery. Here are five signs that should tip you off to something going wrong.
He Stops Going to Meetings
Getting Back Up After a Relapse
So you relapsed and went back to the drug you’re addicted to. It happens. It comes with a boat load of shame and guilt and doubt too. But don’t start to beat yourself up over slipping up once. The more important matter at hand is how to prevent it from happening again.
What’s the Best Way to Kick a Drug Addiction?
The world is full of exciting drugs and trippy substances that can be used to varying degrees in social and recreational situations. That doesn’t mean all of them are good for you and several have the potential to overwhelm our judgment and self-control. If you’ve developed an unhealthy addiction to drugs or alcohol, a complex process of chemicals and behavior is occurring in your body that needs to be addressed immediately, preferably by a professional.
Don’t Be an Enabler
If someone in your life is struggling with an addiction to drugs, alcohol, or some other destructive behavior, it’s possible that you’re actually enabling this addiction without even knowing it. An enabler is someone who inadvertently condones and allows a person to continue with an unchecked addiction by shielding them from the consequences of their actions. Often this happens because you love the addict and you want to make things easier on them. However, your sympathy could actually be doing them harm.
Which Addiction Recovery Center is Right for Me?
For someone struggling with addiction and looking for a treatment program to help recover, the best option is usually a full rehabilitation facility with a trained staff and medical personnel that can make the detox and transition easier and more manageable. But how do you know which facility to choose or where to go once you decided to seek help?