Chronic Pain Sufferers Overlooked in the Opioid Crisis

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Opioids have proven very useful for treatment of acute pain and are increasingly used for chronic pain patients. During the last 25 years, opioids have been a first choice prescription plan for chronic pain conditions of all kinds, for people of all ages and backgrounds. It hasn’t been until the last decade that doctors and specialists have recognized the correlation between opioid abuse and chronic pain sufferers. In the late nineties and even early 2000’s, it was stereotyped that those who struggled with drug addiction were not patients that were given these medications by a doctor, but “less than” members […]

Dealing with Fear in Sobriety

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It’s easy to see that we exist in a world where every individual our there is unique in their own methodology. We are all alike yet so different. Genetically parallel but still dissimilar. This causes much confusion and misunderstanding as we travel down the road of life. However, it also causes so much joy and appreciation.     We all love and hate in different capacities. We like and dislike specific things that our neighbor may not. We process it all differently. Along with this processing, all people have varying levels of being frightened. Sometimes fear is the appropriate response, but […]

Tiger Woods: Conquering Golf and Alcoholic Thinking

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When it comes to certain sports, there are specific greats in the game that we all think of. Whether they are/aren’t your favorites, these are individuals that are just well known players highlighted for their accomplishments throughout their careers. Take for example, for many, basketball rings with the name Jordan or James in the background. Boxing makes us think of Muhammed Ali or Mike Tyson sometimes. Soccer threw Beckham into spotlight, amongst many other well known ball handlers. So when golf gets mentioned, undoubtedly most of us think of Tiger Woods.       Conquering Golf Without question, Tiger Woods is one […]

Can You Detox From Opiates At Home?

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“What is home? My favorite definition is “a safe place,” a place where one is free from attack, a place where one experiences secure relationships and affirmation. It’s a place where people share and understand each other. Its relationships are nurturing. The people in it do not need to be perfect; instead, they need to be honest, loving, supportive, recognizing a common humanity that makes all of us vulnerable”, said a brilliant woman by the name Gladys Hunt. Her depiction of what home has the potential to be is enlightening. For most of us, home is where we hang our […]

How HIPAA Protects Those Going Into Treatment

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Dr. Seuss, also known as Theodor Geisel, was a children’s author who often wrote in rhyming couplets to convey his message. In a story named ‘The Lorax’ he writes about a character that annals the predicament of the environment in a manner that “speaks for the trees”. In a poetic rhythm confronting the Once-ler, the Lorax elaborates upon the environmental degradation of the planet and how change is obligatory for their future. In doing so, the Lorax stressly explains “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better-it’s not”. Now these are absolutely wise […]

China Bans All Types of Fentanyl

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Life is such a mystery with so many purportedly unanswered questions. Some of those mysteries may always remain despite the amount of research underwent. Take for instance, why did Lee Harvey Oswald ever shoot JFK? We may never understand that one. Or why do people eat Applejacks if they don’t taste like apples? Or was Atlantis ever real or only fable? But the real Sherlock Holmes of a mystery that remains on everybody’s mind has to do with the opioid epidemic.      For those that aren’t aware (which seems impossible at this point in 2019), there is an opioid epidemic […]

Preventative Fingerprint Drug Testing

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Paper currency specifically is something we trade, negotiate, buy, and sell with it. It’s used in almost every aspect of life since everything comes with a price. There’s a form of it that can be found in nearly every first world country. Differing from region to region, the different types of papers bills usually have intricate designs on them accompanied with numbers and/or the faces of people with important political ties. Yes, money definitely runs the world, but what else do we do with it? While some are using paper money for exchanges in services, others are using the paper […]

Intervening During an Opioid Overdose

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Planet Earth 2019: the world is in the palm of your hands if you decide so, but that doesn’t mean the globe will just stop spinning. We have to turn with it as we hustle and bustle about trying to keep up with the hungry demands of society. There’s constant bills to pay, people to see, places to be, and it’s normal for it to feel overwhelming at times for any and everybody, regardless of whatever walk of life you stem from. How we deal with those formidable feelings though is what really matters. You see, in this day of […]

6 of the World’s Deadliest Substances

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A penny isn’t much, but you put 100 pennies together and by golly you’ve got yourself a dollar. One red ant crawling on your leg isn’t a big deal, but standing obliviously on top of a large nest of red ants can be. A few pimples is nothing to chronic acne. The point being is that too much of anything can be detrimental. When it comes to those with alcoholic thinking, too much of anything is what we do. “Excess” is simply a word we just whited out of the dictionary. The toll that drugs take on us does build […]

The Connection Between Trauma and Alcoholic Thinking

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As we stumble blindly through this world learning the daily tricks of the trade, most who aren’t oblivious to their emotions cycle through an onslaught of dissimilar feelings throughout the course of their day. From devilish like emotions resemblant of anger, to the simple bliss’ that can remind us of the innocence of childhood, there are a slew of different core feelings that we experience on our spectrum. Of those, addicts particularly love to feel sorry for themselves. We are the absolute best at victimization. Yet, what if there’s something bigger at hand and it’s not victimizing? Where do we […]