Addiction

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My Journey with Heroin and How I Detoxed From Opioids EVentually.

I say opiates, or opioids because they really should just use one word these days. There are so many different opioids/opiates across the board now they just flip-flop through one another. Opiates are supposed to mean the natural versions, like opium, morphine, or codeine. It means it comes directly from […]

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The Rise of Substance Use and Addiction Among Teens.

As parents, it’s tough to even consider that our children may have experimented with drugs simply because we think that we “raised them better than that”. It is important to understand that teenage years are a time of change and discovery which is why even a “good child” may be […]

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Normal Everyday Things That Can Cause a Positive Drug Screen and What to Do if it Happens to You.

This is one of those things in life where positivity isn’t a good thing. They act as if this is a rare event that happens, whoever “they” are. Probation and parole officers decide the fate of your life over these small tests, yet they don’t seem to understand how many […]

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What Happens After Years of Addiction and You Need Blood Taken?

After 16 years of IV drug use, the fact that I can even still do anything that has to do with veins is nothing close to a miracle. I never had good veins to begin with, even when I was younger they had trouble. Would you believe I use to […]

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Sesame Street’s New Character Has a Mom in Addiction Recovery.

This is pretty neat. Considering I personally know a lot about the issue having dealt with it growing up and unfortunately my kids had to deal with the issue as well. Sesame Street has also recently introduced a homeless character living in a shelter as well as a character with […]

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I’m pregnant and addicted. What’s better subutex or methadone?

You feel a little off, your period is late so you go to the store and grab a pregnancy test. Chug, chug, chug, you chug some water. You are about to hold the fate of your future in a little stick. You grab a pregnancy test, check out, and head […]