How to Avoid Opioid Use Relapse

How to Avoid Opioid Use Relapse

First of all, plan to fail. I don’t want to sound pessimistic, but over 2.5 million Americans suffer from opioid use disorder, which contributed to over 70,000 overdose deaths in 2017. Once the brain gets basically highjacked by opioids and is being held hostage or...
A Moral Failing Or A Brain That Needs Healing?

A Moral Failing Or A Brain That Needs Healing?

For those of you interested in learning more about how addiction specifically affects the brain, I encourage you to watch Dr. Kevin McCauley’s movies and YouTube presentations. Dr. McCauley was an Air Force surgeon who became addicted to pain medications after he went...
Curbing the Cravings: Naltrexone and Addiction

Curbing the Cravings: Naltrexone and Addiction

I had to laugh when Miriam (not her real name) told me the best thing about sobriety is that her husband is not so annoying to be around. The hardest thing: dealing with cravings. Miriam is in her late 50’s and completed an Alcohol Detox at the Coleman Institute for...