Suboxone as a Medical Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Buprenorphine, also known as Suboxone, is used to treat opioid addiction. Suboxone is a well-known brand name combination of two medications, buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist. This means it works the same way in the brain as other, stronger opioids do, such as heroin and painkillers. Suboxone produces milder effects than […]

Music Therapy is Helpful For Addiction Recovery

Music is therapeutic for healing in addiction recovery. Music generates critical thinking skills and comforts the mind, body, and spirit. People turn to music because of its positive psychological, emotional, spiritual, and mental effects. Music soothes the soul and helps in addiction treatment and recovery. Writing music promotes critical thinking in a healthy, toxic-free mind. […]

How Do I Plan An Intervention?

Addiction is a complex disease of the brain that affects all aspects of a person’s life. If your loved one is addicted, he or she can be in denial and the stigma surrounding addiction can make your loved one afraid to ask for help. Addiction interferes with relationships, responsibilities, savings, job performance, and productivity. Drugs […]

Does Medication Assisted Detox Help Manage Withdrawals?

When a person who is battling addiction stops using drugs or alcohol, he or she can experience agonizing withdrawals. Withdrawal symptoms can be so painful and uncomfortable that the individual uses drugs or alcohol just to get relief. Before a person enters treatment, all toxic substances must be removed from their body. At intake, medical […]

Journaling in Recovery

Addiction affects all aspects of a person’s life, including mental, physical, and spiritual health. Drugs and alcohol change the brain’s chemistry and lead to dependency and addiction. People often use drugs or alcohol to cope with stress and devastating circumstances. Journaling is a therapeutic tool often used in treatment and recovery to keep track of […]

The Deadly Effects Of Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol affects a person’s health physically, mentally, and emotionally and can lead to early death. The brain controls the way a person thinks, feels, moves, and walks. When a person drinks alcohol, the brain’s neurotransmitters release dopamine, which gives him or her euphoric and pleasurable feelings. The brain becomes dependant on alcohol to function, which […]

Holistic Addiction Therapy

Treatment for addiction can be tailored to your individual needs. The length and type of treatment depend on the severity and duration of the drug or alcohol addiction, the type of drug used, and mental health. Holistic addiction therapy is effective in treating addiction and focuses on healing the mind, body, and spirit. Holistic therapy […]

Coping with Stress in the Workplace

Stress in the workplace can lead to mental and physical health problems. Stress in the workplace can lead to hostile working conditions and can impair a person’s productivity. When a person turns to drugs or alcohol due to stress in the workplace, the risk of developing an addiction increases. There are healthy ways to cope […]