Who Should You Surround Yourself With in Recovery?

Who Should You Surround Yourself With in Recovery?

If only life could be like it was in Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood. If you are too young to remember Mr. Rogers, it’s worth a look on YouTube. Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood was a beautiful, idyllic, albeit imagined place. Unfortunately. If the world ran as an episode of Mr....
Recovery: Rewriting Our Stories

Recovery: Rewriting Our Stories

I had the fortune of recently attending a retreat focused on “rewriting our stories.” You may be asking, “Wait, how can I re-write my story… it already happened? I can’t change the past.” Exactly the point! We cannot change the past HOWEVER we can change how we...
What Trumps the Fear of Stopping Methadone

What Trumps the Fear of Stopping Methadone

I was moved to write a letter to a patient who completed an Accelerated Opioid Detox off Methadone last week. She is in the Post Acute Withdrawal (PAWS) stage, which can be very challenging. I have changed the name of the patient, but wanted to share the sentiments...