A recent article in the Journal of Addiction Medicine highlighted that people in recovery from Opioids have lower self esteem scores than those in Alcohol recovery. What? Why? My first instinct was to explain that most people in recovery from opioids have simply received a Buprenorphine product to replace their need for opioids. Alcoholics onContinue reading “Alcohol Recovery vs Opioid Recovery, a Measures of Self Esteem”
Please see your doctor for any medical treatment, this page is simply for your information. First off, click here if you are wondering if your alcohol use is a problem. If you do, see below…
Near Beer is considered a relapse for an alcoholic Kratom the same for the opioid addict Adderall for the meth addict Nic vape for the smoker Hemp for the pothead
Advice from an Addiction Doctor if your child is an addict.
If addiction is a disease, why do we imprison for drug use or possession?
It almost ruined my life. Wait, before you think, oh it’s just Cannabis, it’s not that harmful, it’s not that addictive, read this. I treat addiction for a living and what I have learned is that addiction is universal, no matter the substance. Cannabis almost ruined my life, derailed my dreams and destroyed my family.Continue reading “Why I quit Cannabis?”
Most people who recognize they have an addiction and fail over and over to overcome it have come to the realization that their addiction is a power greater than themselves. Wouldn’t it make sense to recognize that their healing would also have to be a power greater than themselves. The question is what is thisContinue reading “A Power Greater than Oneself, books that helped me”
Are you concerned about your drug or alcohol use? Do you wonder whether or not you have a problem? Maybe your spouse, child or a relative is a concern. How much is too much? This is how doctors define addiction: In Medicine we differentiate between healthy substance use, substance abuse and a substance use disorder.Continue reading “Do You Have an Addiction?”
Addiction is a diseases in which the afflicted organ may choose to heal itself. This guide is for the mind which recognize that continued use is self destructive. Step 1. Free your mind. Toss your stash. As soon as you take that sip, drag or snort and guilt sets in for going down that pathContinue reading “5 Steps to Beat Your Addiction”
What is a hero? Saving a life or many, saving your own life? Addicts struggle with trying to save their own. Once they do they can help many others save theirs.