Withdrawal Help: How to Fight Through Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms and Come Out on Top

Withdrawal Help: How to Fight Through Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms and Come Out on Top

Gratitude, Heroin Addiction, Opiates, Recovery Tips, Relapse Prevention
Many of us know someone who has struggled with opioid addiction. If not yourself, perhaps it was a family member or close friend. Opioids affect a lot of families throughout the United States, so know that you're not alone in dealing with them. In fact, statistics from the National Institute on Drug Abuse indicate the numbers of affected patients is significant. Studies show that 21 to 29 percent of patients who were medically prescribed opioids for chronic pain end up misusing them. On top of that, over 72,000 cases of death due to drug overdose have been recorded in a single year. It's clear that opioids affect many people throughout the country. If you or someone you know is undergoing a transition to sobriety from opioids, he or she will likely experience opioid withdrawal.…
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Gratitude: How to Remain Grateful

Gratitude: How to Remain Grateful

Addiction, Gratitude, Recovery Tips
Gratitude: The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Someone recently messaged us at Pathfinders Recovery Center and asked for a blog on the topic of gratitude. We thought to ourselves, “that is a great idea,” especially considering gratitude is so essential in everyday life and our in level of happiness. It is so easy after some time sober to ‘let the shine wear off’, but here are some tips and tricks we use to better our attitudes daily at Pathfinders Recovery Center that really work! For starters to establish a little credibility let us take a quick look at the research. The results of an 8-year study from The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley indicated that a regular and continuous gratitude…
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