Emotional heath is an important part of the recovery process. When we were in active addiction, we may have used substances to mask difficult emotions. In recovery we must face
Kade Web. Photo: Brandon Thibodeaux-The New York Times Kade Web of Roseville, California bought Counterfeit Percocet through a dealer on Snapchat and died of fentanyl poisoning (Hoffman, 2022).
Overdose deaths continue to skyrocket in the United States. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, overdose deaths reached 93,331 in 2020 which is the highest number ever recorded.
Imagine witnessing an overdose and not being able to do anything about it until the ambulance arrives. Maybe you have been in that situation and it was super scary. What
We often think of addiction as a personal or individual experience because of the damage it does to the addicted person. However, the entire family is almost always impacted by
When most of us think of addiction problems we tend to picture large cities. The truth is that rural areas often have a bigger problem with substance abuse. Lack of
If you listened to the last 2 episodes of the Recovery and Company podcast you heard Dr. Andrew Proulx’s powerful story of overcoming opioid addiction. It begins like many others
Over half the people who struggle with addiction also have a co-occurring mental health disorder. Some of the most common co-occurring disorders seen with substance abuse are generalized anxiety disorder,
When you visit the doctor, they ask you a litany of questions: “Is there a history of heart disease in your family?” “Is there a history of diabetes?” They may
"People don't Die of Pain, but they do Die of Addiction" (Dr. Keith Swanson) If you are from my generation, you might remember the OxyContin craze when Purdue Pharma was