The Heroin Effect Of The Mind & Body

The Heroin Effect Of The Mind & Body

Addiction, Heroin Addiction, Opiates
Heroin Use Today Heroin is an opioid, first synthesized and sold in the late 1800’s. Like other opioids, heroin has a calming affect on the body, used as an antidepressant and a painkiller. Opioids have been used for centuries to provide relief from pain beginning in Egypt before making their way to Europe and India. Derived from opium poppy sap, opioids can be found in the form of powder, tablets, pills, syrups and capsules. Heroin is typically sold in a powder that is most commonly injected, but can also be snorted smoked or sniffed. It is one of the most addictive substances on the market, which is why it is the most deadly. It has become one of the most widely used drugs amongst users worldwide with statistics rising everyday.…
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10 Defeating Attitudes in Early Sobriety and How To Combat Them

10 Defeating Attitudes in Early Sobriety and How To Combat Them

Addiction, Recovery Tips
Getting sober is one of, if not the hardest thing that us addicts will ever have to do. The journey to long term recovery is a hard one, often bumpy and filled with difficult personal and emotional challenges. Here are some thoughts and belief systems that commonly come up for us amongst early sobriety to be aware of, watch out for, and discard when they creep in! 1. The Non Sober People Are More Fun Addicts in general, myself included spend our time trying to do WHATEVER we can to “feel good” in the moment.  Sometimes life is not going to feel good and that is when we do not know how to handle it. That being said, the guys and gals that are goofing off, not working on themselves…
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How to Travel Safely in Early Recovery

How to Travel Safely in Early Recovery

Recovery Tips
HOW TO TRAVEL SAFELY IN EARLY RECOVERY How to Avoid a Relapse for You or a Loved One Traveling during recovery is scary for many addicts making the changes necessary for a healthier lifestyle. You aren’t used to leaving the safe, comfortable environment you’ve build for yourself during this time. Your routine will have to be temporarily changed and there will likely be new challenges you face that wouldn’t happen at home, We’ve created a guide for those looking to still enjoy life and all that it has to offer while staying sober. Here are our tips on traveling safely in early recovery: Use a Sober Companion if Possible A close friend of mines grandfather just passed away. He is early in recovery and known to relapse every time he…
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What To Look For In A Substance Abuse Treatment Center

What To Look For In A Substance Abuse Treatment Center

Recovery Tips
I have been in the treatment industry for 5 years now and one thing I have learned is that like most things, when looking into treatment options you are going to find both good and bad. I am writing this post so that you know what to look out for when deciding on treatment and how to find the program that is right for you or your loved one. The following are a list of things to look for and to ask yourself. What Life Skills do you teach the individual? This is number one on my list for a reason. Any inpatient treatment center can lock someone in their facility for 30 days and force an addict to abstain for a month. That can help in the beginning, but…
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