My Recovery Story: From Addiction to Sober and Strong

I was born on a Tuesday at 5:58pm. I was overall a good kid – did well in school and was involved in as many extra-curricular activities as my mother could squeeze me into. I remember from a young age the importance my mother put on being well rounded to prepare for college applications. I also remember her doing much of my homework for me as she could obviously do it better than an elementary school girl. ...

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Medication-Assisted Treatment For Opioid Addiction

As the drug epidemic is under the spotlight, advocates and critics voice their concerns about the use of medication assisted treatment for opioid addiction.

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is one way to help those with opioid addiction in their recovery. It can safely help with the withdrawal of opioids (detoxification). Although research shows that MAT can be effective in the treatment of opioid addiction, there are other successful means such as therapy, counseling, medical detox, inpatient drug rehab and outpatient ...

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The Facts About Fentanyl & It’s Impact On The Drug Epidemic

As the opioid drug addiction epidemic continues to sweep our nation, fentanyl demonstrates an even greater threat than heroin & other synthetic drugs.

As government leaders and parents alike desperately seek answers to the overwhelming affects of opioid addiction, development of more powerful synthetic drugs continue to flood the market. Fentanyl is one such drug – a powerful synthetic opioid analgesic that is similar to morphine but is 50 to 100 times more potent. Fentanyl has been used to treat severe ...

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Addiction Plan for Relapse Prevention & Recovery Success

With anything in life, if we have a desire to achieve something, we start with a plan. A plan with specific actions will help us reach our goals and achieve the desired result. This is no different for recovery, but perhaps even more significant. Those suffering from drug addiction and alcoholism need a relapse prevention plan. Without a relapse prevention plan, the disease of addiction and alcoholism may conquer your best intentions.

Relapse is a process that happens over time. There ...

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Opiate, Opioid & Heroin Detox in Los Angeles: How to make it work for you

 

How can you make opiate, opioid and heroin detox in Los Angeles an effective step in your addiction treatment process that maintains lasting sobriety…


 

Step or phase is the appropriate term regarding medical detox from drug and alcohol addiction. Whether your drug of choice is opiates, opioids, heroin, alcohol or otherwise, there is no magic or quick fix. Nobody can guarantee your success except you. No matter which Los Angeles detox facility you choose, ...

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My Life: From Heroin and Opiate Addiction to Recovery Success

 

If you think marijuana is no big deal…read on to see my downward spiral into the world of opiate addiction & how my parents helped my recovery success

When you hear celebrities and politicians telling you marijuana is no big deal and harmless, don’t believe them! I’m telling you this first hand so you can avoid this happening to your kid, spouse or friend. What began as a way to relax to deal ...

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Bringing Holistic Services into Medical Detox for Drug Addiction

 

Utilizing the many holistic and nutritional services available in Los Angeles, California while in the medical detox process for drug & alcohol addictions

With the epidemic of drug addiction, particularly opiates like Vicodin, Percocet and heroin, rehab centers in Los Angeles, California are flourishing, but are they effective? There are just too many stories of people who have been in and out of drug or alcohol rehabs only to lose their battle.

A key ...

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The Importance of Medical Detox Within Addiction Treatment

 

With many drug rehab treatment centers utilizing drug & alcohol detox, it is important that patients be aware of its importance within the recovery process

Although you may have finally resolved to quit taking drugs, your good intentions, discipline and strength are no match for the effects of addiction. Your desire to quit cold turkey may be admirable, however, in the long run, you are not giving yourself a fair and realistic chance ...

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When Prescription Opiates and Opioids Become a Heroin Addiction

 

The all-too-common story of innocently going from a daily Vicodin or Percocet (Opiate & Opioids) pain regimen into a full-blown heroin addiction – almost overnight!

I am eternally grateful my doctor never prescribed pain pills for my back, before or after my surgery. The most I took was ibuprofen and drank some wine, but thankfully never lead to any substance abuse. Unfortunately, too many people aren’t as lucky as me. Pain Management has ...

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