Tag: addiction

This is not just Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome, Opioid Withdrawal That Never Ends.

I’m currently 108 days off of everything. No heroin, no methadone, no suboxone. I went to an accelerated detox, not rapid, accelerated. It’s one step down, and costs almost a 1/3 of what rapid detox costs. They sedate you with medications, rather than put you completely under with anesthesia. People […]

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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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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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Why Opiate Withdrawal is Unbearable, and the Myth That You Can’t Die From It.

Warning!! Contains graphic content and images! I just want to put this out there that both times I quit cold turkey and when I was also at an accelerated detox I ended up in the hospital. If I didn’t make it to the hospital I would have died. People push […]