Everything You Need to Know About Overdose Prevention Toolkits

Everything You Need to Know About Overdose Prevention Toolkits

Addiction, Heroin Addiction, Opiates, Relapse Prevention
More than 72,000 Americans died of a drug overdose in 2017. More than half of those deaths were due to opioids. Every day we read another article about someone dying from opioid abuse. Mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, and beloved celebrities like Prince, and most recently Demi Lovato, are falling victim to these drugs. Which is why the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) has recently released updates to its Overdose Prevention Toolkits. These toolkits are helpful for overdose prevention. They can save someone's life. But first, you need to understand what these toolkits are for and how to use them properly. Keep reading to learn about overdose awareness and how to use the opioid overdose kit. Facts About Overdose Prevention Part of the problem when dealing with opioids is that those who…
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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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