Addiction and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Addiction and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is called a Dual-Diagnosis and can be difficult to treat and live with. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD is the body/mind response to a negative life changing experience. Most people have heard about

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Appropriate Sharing in Open Discussion Groups

Appropriate sharing in open discussion groups is something that many people struggle with. There are people who are fine with sharing their entire life story often making others feel uncomfortable. There are no rules for what to share and many

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Just Say No

“Just say no”was Nancy Reagan’s answer to drug and alcohol abuse. I will be honest and say I have never put much stock in it. It may have worked for some young kids who like cutsey little phrases but in

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Pressing On Toward The Goal

The idea of pressing on toward the goal came to me when I was reading from the Bible: Philippians 3:13,14. The Apostle Paul is talking about the work he has done towards spreading the Word about Jesus. He speaks of

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The Definition of Insanity

The definition of insanity is repeating the same behavior expecting different results. This is actually not the real definition but its not that far from the truth. One of the real definitions of insanity is a “deranged state of mind”

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Plant A Seed For Sobriety

If you plant a seed for sobriety you will mostly likely be rewarded with a flower or plant. It takes work as you water the plant and make sure it has the appropriate lighting and soil. It also takes time.

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Opiate Withdrawals

Opiate withdrawals are a journey into hell. If a person was to go through it once one would think that opiate addiction would be non existent. Unfortunately the need to feel high and the fact that our addiction tells us

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Enabling or Supporting

Am I enabling or supporting my child? This is a question many parents ask themselves when dealing with a son or daughter addicted to drugs or alcohol. I have never been a fan of “tough love”. I have always argued

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Suboxone Friend or Foe

Is Suboxone a friend or foe? Suboxone is a medication used to help with opiate addiction. Buprenorphine combined with naloxone is the chemical name for Suboxone. Another substance with the same properties as Suboxone is called Subutex. which also has

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The Day The Music Died

The Day the Music Died is the name of a poster I did when I was in college. The class was the Biology of Addiction and for our final we had to do a poster depicting the devastation and loss

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