Week 0 Day 4

At the very end of every OD everything stops. All the thoughts buzzing through your head are suddenly quite. All of your self abuse dissipates. No person or drug has control over your life any more. Everything stops. Your heart no longer beats. Your lungs no longer oxygenate your blood. The brain starves, and then […]

https://nurseaddict.wordpress.com/2016/03/10/week-0-day-4/

It has to get worse before it gets better-rx opiate withdrawal

I am about to start a long and hard journey. First there will be a painful and uncomfortable physical change and then there will be an even longer and harder psychological battle. All of this will come from no longer taking a pill every morning which was prescribed by my doctor. I know far too well […]

https://reversepsychologyblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/07/it-has-to-get-worse-before-it-gets-better-rx-opiate-withdrawal/

Stanford scientists uncover new approach to reduce opiate withdrawal

Opiates produce a sense of euphoria is highly addictive. If addicts stop taking the drugs, they are faced with opiate withdrawal, which can feel like the worst imaginable stomach flu with symptoms that include muscle aches, sweating, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and a runny nose. Stanford researchers have identified and suppressed the neural pathway responsible for […]

http://scientiststalkfunny.com/2016/02/11/stanford-scientists-uncover-new-approach-to-reduce-opiate-withdrawal/

Desperation

As addicts, we unfortunately know desperation all too well. In the beginning of this article, I ask you to meditate on the role desperation may have played in your addiction or someone you know. Desperation – reflect on the role desperation plays in opiate addiction. How being in a state of desperation changes mentality and […]

https://helpingaddictsblog.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/desperation/