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Counseling is an essential part of opiate addiction treatment and recovery. Addiction is more than a physical disease, so it requires more than detox or physical health care. It even requires more than counseling for just drug use. In its Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment, the National Institute on Drug Abuse states, “Effective treatment attends […]

Hydrocodone is a semi-synthetic opioid used in drugs like Vicodin, Norco and Lorcet to treat pain. From heroin to morphine, all narcotics are made from alkaloids in opium poppy, and hydrocodone is made with the plant’s second-most abundant alkaloid, codeine. In the body, natural chemicals activate opioid receptors in the central nervous system to relieve […]

It’s arguably the worst drug crisis in American history. On average, 115 Americans are dying from opioid overdoses every day. In the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies assured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to prescription opioid pain relievers, and the number of prescription opioids sold to hospitals, doctors’ offices and pharmacies practically […]

By Tamarra Kemsley From Memphis to Bristol, Tennessee’s opioid crisis is increasingly fueled by fentanyl, a drug 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine.1 This is according to multiple reports2 put out by the state’s department of health that warned against the misuse of the drug typically used to ease the suffering of patients with advanced cancer […]

When we enter into recovery, we commit to total abstinence from all mood and mind altering substances. We learn that regardless of our drug or drink of choice, we will never be able to safely use chemical substances in any form. Most of the time, this ‘golden rule’ is relatively straightforward – we can easily […]

Medical professionals have recognized the disease of addiction for decades, but it’s been a longer road to acceptance for law enforcement and society. The stigma associated with addiction keeps people from getting the help they need and undermines the effectiveness of treatment and recovery. People living in recovery shouldn’t feel powerless against feelings of shame; […]