I have received a Naltrexone implant before after I realized that I can’t beat the addiction on my own. From day one after the implant I felt that I had more energy, I can think more clearly and my business benefits from this as I can make more informed decisions. At no stage after the implant I felt a need or craved for drugs or alcohol as I was high […]
September 20, 2017
Is Outpatient Drug Rehab A Scam? There are a few reasons why some people believe that outpatient drug treatment isn’t effective.
September 7, 2017 For those of us with little to no experience with how to treat alcoholism or addiction, when we think of rehab, a lot of different things come to mind. Going away for 30 days, entering a sober living, going to a detox, or going to outpatient. Once we do some research
August 28, 2017
Opioid Addiction Remains a Big Problem: It is estimated that between 26.4 million and 36 million people abuse opioids worldwide.
August 14, 2017
Addiction is a chronic medical disease that can, and must be managed. There is no cure, but just like other chronic medical conditions, it can be treated and controlled.
One drink is too many, and a thousand is not enough, goes the classic adage from Alcoholics Anonymo…
July 28, 2017
Very few people who start taking an opioid ever think about the challenge of detox and withdrawal, but for an addict, the process is painful and extraordinarily difficult.
July 20, 2017
An outpatient alcohol program is a type of alcohol addiction treatment shown to be as effective (or more effective) than residential rehab. While outpatient programs require participants to travel to a facility for treatment, they can offer flexible program times and r…
July 15, 2017
Early abstinence while actively working a quality program of recovery is like being liberated from years of the worst kind of slavery imaginable, many can’t remember the last time they have felt so free, so good. However, the real work is actually just beginning, and i…
June 6, 2017 | Caitlin C., igotsober writer
The risk of relapse within 6 months of completing an inpatient treatment is high—too high. We all know that relapse is often part of recovery, but when you end up paying a small fortune for help, it seems that such a decision should come with some real reassurances, no…
May 1, 2017 | Caitlin C., igotsober writer
Supporting a friend, family member, or spouse in early recovery can be a real challenge. The temptation to take responsibility for another person’s recovery from alcoholism or an opioid addiction to substances like heroin or Oxycontin can be very strong—but micro manag…