Category : Addiction

What We Can Learn From Addiction in Popular Culture

What We Can Learn From Addiction in Popular Culture

Written By Jeff Mahre BA MFA MLIS - June 7th, 2018
Popular culture has finally been responding to the lack of accurate portrayals of drug addiction that have been apparent in the media, for well, forever. In the past couple years, books, movies and music have begun to reflect the themes of chemical dependency and addiction that have plagued artists for... Read More
Heroin Antidote Narcan Available Over The Counter

Heroin Antidote Narcan Available Over The Counter

Written By Bobby Oerzen BS MA - July 7th, 2017
Over the course of the last few years, the rates of heroin-related overdose deaths have only continued to skyrocket. Heroin is a type of opioid... Read More
Challenging Attitudes Towards So-Called Performance Enhancing Drugs

Challenging Attitudes Towards So-Called Performance Enhancing Drugs

Written By Dr. Ashley Murray - June 13th, 2017
What if a pill really could render you limitless? The use of so-called “smart drugs” – or cognitive enhancers – and the unauthorized use of... Read More
Is Fentanyl Fuelling America’s Opioid Crisis?

Is Fentanyl Fuelling America’s Opioid Crisis?

Written By Jeff Mahre BA MFA MLIS - May 17th, 2017
America’s opioid crisis is the unwanted gift that keeps on giving. With newer, synthetic versions of typical street drugs burgeoning through communities, availability soars and the... Read More
What Is Carfentanil? – The Street Drug Causing Mass Overdoses

What Is Carfentanil? – The Street Drug Causing Mass Overdoses

Written By Bobby Oerzen BS MA - May 3rd, 2017
A new street drug that many have never even heard of is causing a mass outbreak of overdoses throughout the United States. So what, exactly,... Read More
Breaking The Opioid Cycle: How Does Vivitrol Work?

Breaking The Opioid Cycle: How Does Vivitrol Work?

Written By Bobby Oerzen BS MA - April 25th, 2017
Opioid addiction is an epidemic steadily sweeping its way across America. Access to effective treatment is particularly important, as addition is a complex, chronic disease... Read More
Dark Throes of Xanax Addiction

Dark Throes of Xanax Addiction

Written By Bobby Oerzen BS MA - April 4th, 2017
During the dark throes of addiction, there comes a point of no return where an individual develops a severe psychological drug or substance dependency. They... Read More
Suboxone: A Two-Pronged Approach to Treating Opioid Addiction

Suboxone: A Two-Pronged Approach to Treating Opioid Addiction

Written By Bobby Oerzen BS MA - March 22nd, 2017
How Long Does Suboxone Block Opioid Receptors? Compared to most substances Subxone has a relatively long half-life. Generally there are a lot of variables to... Read More
The Most Abused Prescription Drugs: Household Medicine Cabinets can be a Gateway to Addiction

The Most Abused Prescription Drugs: Household Medicine Cabinets can be a Gateway to Addiction

Written By Bobby Oerzen BS MA - March 5th, 2017
In recent years, prescription drugs have brought the dangers of addiction and overdose closer to home than most Americans probably realize. According to the National Institute... Read More
The Pain of Addiction: Heroin Withdrawal Timeline

The Pain of Addiction: Heroin Withdrawal Timeline

Written By Bobby Oerzen BS MA - February 28th, 2017
It’s no secret that Heroin addiction is on the rise. An epidemic of abuse is plaguing the country, increasing among most age groups and across... Read More
How Does Narcan Work: The Secret Life of a “Miracle Drug”

How Does Narcan Work: The Secret Life of a “Miracle Drug”

Written By Bobby Oerzen BS MA - February 19th, 2017
No one denies that Narcan can—literally—raise the dead. Both those who have suffered an overdose from an opioid drug as well as the first responders... Read More
The Dangers of Long Term Opiate Use

The Dangers of Long Term Opiate Use

Written By Bobby Oerzen BS MA - February 7th, 2017
The fail-safe drug type of choice for those in hospitals suffering from unbearable pain, some of the most-common prescription opioid drugs are household names: morphine,... Read More
5 Reasons to Consider Yoga for Addiction Treatment

5 Reasons to Consider Yoga for Addiction Treatment

Written By Detoxes - January 27th, 2017
5 Reasons to Consider Yoga for Addiction Treatment When you think of drug or alcohol addiction, what comes to mind? Most commonly thought of is... Read More
Addiction Treatment Services: Finding the Right Fit

Addiction Treatment Services: Finding the Right Fit

Written By Detoxes - January 25th, 2017
Addiction Treatment Services: Finding the Right Fit For many that decide to work on their sobriety through treatment, may find it is unsuccessful. There are... Read More
Cutting the Damaging Ties between Anger and Addiction

Cutting the Damaging Ties between Anger and Addiction

Written By Detoxes - January 20th, 2017
Anger is a forceful emotion that can be a leading cause of relapse in early recovery. This is why controlling anger is an important aspect... Read More
Sculpting a New You with Addiction Art Therapy Programs

Sculpting a New You with Addiction Art Therapy Programs

Written By Detoxes - January 18th, 2017
There is no secretive magic pill or one therapy to cure all addictions. It just isn’t feasible. Yes, addiction is a disease but it is... Read More
Emotional Sobriety, Or Why I Don’t Dip Into the Basket

Emotional Sobriety, Or Why I Don’t Dip Into the Basket

Written By Detoxes - January 16th, 2017
When I got sober, I was pretty sure all that was required of me was that I avoid injecting drugs and that I give up... Read More
Baby Steps Series: The Second Step

Baby Steps Series: The Second Step

Written By Detoxes - January 12th, 2017
So, by the time I reached my 30-day mark in sobriety from all mind- and mood-altering substances, I had stumbled my way relatively unscathed through... Read More
The Pursuit of Perfection in Sobriety

The Pursuit of Perfection in Sobriety

Written By Detoxes - January 10th, 2017
“Perfect is the enemy of good.” Often attributed to the French philosopher and writer Voltaire, this quote stems from another idea expressed thousands of years... Read More
We’re All Part of the Quadrophenic Machine – The 5th Step, Part 1!

We’re All Part of the Quadrophenic Machine – The 5th Step, Part 1!

Written By Detoxes - January 9th, 2017
The 5th Step, Part 1 God and prayer; gratitude and humility. Love and Basketball? This blog on the 5th step is written in a different... Read More
Having a Strong Support System is Critical to Recovery

Having a Strong Support System is Critical to Recovery

Written By Detoxes - January 9th, 2017
Having a strong support system can help protect addicts and alcoholics in recovery from a relapse. Check out the link below for more information on... Read More
Complicated Complications, i.e. STOP Making It All So Complex

Complicated Complications, i.e. STOP Making It All So Complex

Written By Detoxes - January 9th, 2017
By Michael Janflone It’s NOT Sabotage, It’s a BLUEPRINT!! Complicated Complications Never has a step been brought up with such horrific whispers — “a fearless... Read More
Get Spiritual

Get Spiritual

Written By Detoxes - January 9th, 2017
By Michael Janflone Time to Get Spiritual God is ultimately the program, and the development and daily nurturing of that relationship WILL keep you clean.... Read More
The Right Thing, and Ramen Isn’t on the Shopping List

The Right Thing, and Ramen Isn’t on the Shopping List

Written By Detoxes - January 9th, 2017
By Michael Janflone Doing the Right Thing Step 3 – Made a decision to turn our will and our lives to the care of God... Read More
“What Do You Mean? It’s a Great Idea! Einstein Would Be Proud.”

“What Do You Mean? It’s a Great Idea! Einstein Would Be Proud.”

Written By Detoxes - January 9th, 2017
The humble rat is a great teacher, give it some choices of cheese, and I am not talking Gouda versus Manchego. I’m talking the ones... Read More
It’s Going to be Different This Time

It’s Going to be Different This Time

Written By Detoxes - January 9th, 2017
If you are an addict and this is another leap off the carousel, the steps may be familiar to you, except the ride has rotated... Read More
The Successful One

The Successful One

Written By Detoxes - January 9th, 2017
The Successful One My name is Michael Janflone and I am a recovered addict. At various times in life, I was a chef, salesman; whatever... Read More
Step Series: Taking Baby Steps With the First Step

Step Series: Taking Baby Steps With the First Step

Written By Detoxes - January 5th, 2017
I’ve seen it in a hundred group rooms and therapist’s offices: an inspirational poster with the words “a journey of a thousand miles begins with... Read More
The Blind Leading the Blind: Relationships in Early Recovery

The Blind Leading the Blind: Relationships in Early Recovery

Written By Detoxes - January 3rd, 2017
Early recovery is full of changes. After we put down the drink or the drug, we have to learn how to communicate, build healthy relationships... Read More