How Is a Vicodin Addiction Treated for Those with Chronic Pain?

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If you’re struggling with an addiction to Vicodin while also battling chronic pain, you may not know what to do. There are many people in the United States who develop addictions to these addictive medications because of chronic pain, and it starts to take control of their life. One of the reasons you may be afraid to get treatment is because you’re concerned that you won’t be able to receive any treatment for your pain once you get clean. The reality is that addiction specialists in treatment programs specialize in pain management and will help you learn how to manage […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Art of Sober Pain Management

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Understanding the art of sober pain management requires understanding pain. Pain is a distressing feeling often caused by intense or damaging stimuli. This is a feeling that always finds us, somehow some way. Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding; there’s no way to avoid it in its entirety. There’s times when it’s physical pain from waking up in a hurry and having stubbed your toe through overcompensation of your lateness. The faster you go the more behind you get. Other times it’s emotional pain from the love of your life leaving you after 4 […]

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 […]

The Common Signs of Opiate Abuse

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It’s October, the Great Pumpkin Month. Halloween is right around the corner and most of us couldn’t be more jazzed. Who doesn’t get excited to curl up with a cup of hot chocolate and watch scary/horror movies this time of year? That’s one of the best parts. Not only that, but they keep getting more and more realistically terrifying these days. The CGI seems to make all the creepy ghouls, demons, and creatures we see coming to life on the big screen that much more frightening.   Yet, reigning at the top of the most terrifying monstrosities is the zombie. […]

Do I Need Inpatient Rehab For My Opioid Dependence, Even If It’s Prescribed To Me?

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Many people take opioids on a daily basis for the treatment of chronic pain. When taken as directed under proper medical supervision, opioid therapy is generally safe and effective. Most people taking medically-prescribed opioids do not become addicted. However, this isn’t true for everyone. Genetics determine roughly half of a person’s risk of drug addiction. It’s definitely possible for anyone to develop an addiction to medically-prescribed opioids. Roughly one-quarter of patients taking opioids for chronic pain will develop some level of addiction to them. There is a critical distinction between physical dependence and addiction. They are not the same thing. […]

Will Tricare Pay for Drug Rehab in Miami?

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Tricare is the health insurance program that covers members of the United States armed forces and their dependent family members. This military health care provides coverage for a broad array of health treatment services, including many services included in drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. Tricare covers a large number of addiction treatment services for people with a substance use disorder and who meet other relevant requirements. We are a proud supporter of the military community and are honored to work with members of the U.S. armed forces and their families to restore hope and provide treatment for drug and alcohol […]