Apr 7, 2016

Opiate Detox – What Are My Options?

Here’s the thing about opiates… most people can’t stop taking the drug because of withdrawal symptoms. Imagine this scenario. You...
Apr 6, 2016

5 Tips for Family and Friends of an Opiate Addict

After working with families and close friends of opiate addicts in the most difficult stage of addiction (4th stage), I’ve noticed one...
Mar 30, 2016

Powerless: How I Ended Up in Drug Rehab at Discovery Place

My initial exposure to the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous was back in 1991 or so as a 28-day guest of a residential...
Mar 23, 2016

5 Crazy Excuses Drug Rehab Prospects Give For Not Going To Rehab

Let’s face it. People at the end of a long run of alcohol and drug abuse are bonkers. And I’m not talking...
Mar 16, 2016

ADHD and Addiction – What is the Risk?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, commonly referred to as ADHD, is a condition affecting millions of Americans, with thousands more...
Mar 16, 2016

Heroin Vaccine – Why Pharmaceutical Companies Just Say No

As a kid, I remember the dreaded doctor visit to receive immunizations. For incentive, the nurse offered dum-dum lollipops. And despite...
Mar 9, 2016

Opiate Detox: No Pain, No Gain

The day before I entered inpatient opiate detox, I confessed everything to my mom. She stared at me in disbelief. She would tell me later...
Feb 24, 2016

Opiate Odyssey: Experiences of a Painkiller Addict

Without question, opioid drugs represent one of the most important, celebrated conquests of medicine due to their tremendous...