Given the success of baclofen to help to suppress alcohol cravings, those suffering from alcohol problems should be educated about its potential benefits and risks.
Different people have different goals, but naltrexone is a medication that should be offered to those struggling with alcohol problems in conjunction with the programs they work.
Vivitrol marketers have played directly to the prejudice against methadone and Suboxone, advertising Vivitrol as a medication for those who want to be “drug-free.”
WRAP focuses on helping the individual plan for crisis: first to avoid it, and then to help their loved ones understand their wishes should things get really bad.
Mindfulness can be an important and beneficial part of your recovery toolbox, as the evidence has shown over and over again.
Founding a local SMART Recovery meeting and to be part of that movement was one of the most empowering experiences of my life.
For young people, we shouldn’t make them identify as addicts or alcoholics. They can grow out of this moment.
Benzo withdrawal can be painful, but the benefits of getting your brain back – no longer having impaired cognitive function – are worth it.
Our revealing chat with Kenneth Anderson, founder of the international organization Harm Reduction, Abstinence, and Moderation Support.
Let’s take a hard look at five recovery strategies that probably seem like good ideas in theory, but are doomed to fail.
Those of us who find ourselves in the supporting cast of characters need to put the space down and pick our own space back up.
This was a far cry from the calm, clinical world of the classes I’m taking for my PhD program. We cried and hugged each other, strangers from around the country…
If doctors had the ability to prescribe safe, medical grade, legal heroin in supervised programs, this scene would not have happened.
Provision of medical grade heroin under the supervision of a medical significantly decreases the risks of overdose, infection with HIV or Hepatitis.