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 […]

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 […]

Recovery Clothing Brands

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Andre 3000, a snazzy dresser with a funky vibe, once sang “Ain’t nobody dope as me, I’m just so fresh and so fresh and so clean”. He was talking of course about his style and attire. Generally most people in our world follow some sort of fashionable trend or another at some or another. Some individuals like to trend hop as they discover a diverse world of fashion mimicking celebrities, friends, and whatever happens to be “in” at the time. Others might have a particular style they stick with; a timeless look chosen to represent them exactly. Then there are […]

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 […]

The Importance of Family in Recovery

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“Blood is thicker than water” is an ancient English proverb that means familial bonds will always be stronger than the bonds of friendship or other loves. This being said, the family dynamic is a forced relationship that none of us ever chose. For some this involuntary link is an extraordinarily beautiful thing that fabricates joy in all of it’s corners, and for others it is a dark cloud that glooms over their existential ambitions. Possibly harsh words, but for those individuals maybe bitter apple really doesn’t fall far from its  family tree of origin. Maybe there’s so much likeness that […]

Looking Into an Alcohol Detox

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“Looking into alcohol an detox”, a simple five worded sentence that has the power to evoke fear, anxiety, and/or guilt out of the bravest, unconcerned, and/or most shameless of beings. Any dismal emotion felt for that matter is typically because alcoholic thinking has gotten that person to the point of needing alcohol detox, that or somebody close to them is in desperate need. Or in some cases maybe it was something they’ve been through already and the memories remain intact and unpleasant. Either way, it something that most inflicted with alcoholic thinking have to endure at some point in their […]

Recovery From Heroin Abuse

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We are not authors but merely editors in the thick book we choose to call life. As it opens up and unravels it’s series of uncertainty, so much positive and negative experience envelops chapter after chapter. Attempting to guide our souls through the articulation of experiences depends highly on our interaction with the external forces turning each page. As we begin to understand this, it gives segue to the mental gymnastics of why we is, why we are, and why we be. I mean, is that not the deepest of educated experiences one can truly desire in the end? To […]