ENTRY/POEM: Saying ‘Goodbye’ to a True Mentor

Last weekend, I lost a true friend from my work.  As some readers might know, I do work in the recovery field, and it is a job that I truly cherish.  However, I probably wouldn't love the job today if it weren't for all the wonderful people that helped get me to where I am … Continue reading ENTRY/POEM: Saying ‘Goodbye’ to a True Mentor

Why Marijuana Edibles May be a Prescription for Psychosis — NationalAddictionNews.com

s drugstore chains embrace products with traces of CBD, two recent reports in prominent medical journals point out the dangers of the other familiar component of cannabis, THC. An article in Lancet Psychiatry strengthens the link of THC to psychosis, and one in Annals of Internal Medicinechronicles people ending up in the emergency departments of … Continue reading Why Marijuana Edibles May be a Prescription for Psychosis — NationalAddictionNews.com

I am a Klonopin (Clonazepam) Lab Rat — My Loud Whispers of Hope

Think about how scientists determine whether medications are safe before they are manufactured. Most of the time they use lab rats, guinea pigs or mice to determine the safety, adverse reactions, side effects and effectiveness of medications and other things.  After giving these poor animals certain doses of medications over time they study their behaviors … Continue reading I am a Klonopin (Clonazepam) Lab Rat — My Loud Whispers of Hope

ENTRY: Figuring out my own grief, placing spotlight on homemade “liquid benzos”

Right now, I am attempting to process my thoughts, general feelings, and spiritual inclinations, if you will.  And, as you might imagine, I'm trying to do that without foreign substances.  It has been an extremely difficult, trying week. As some of the readers on here might know, I work at a treatment center in greater … Continue reading ENTRY: Figuring out my own grief, placing spotlight on homemade “liquid benzos”

Is Cell Phone Addiction A Real Addiction? — National Addiction News

The recent explosion of iPhones, Androids, and other smartphones has provided people with the ability to access the entirety of the Internet on-the-go and at any given moment. 90% of adults in America own a cell phone,1 and while this may not be a problem for many people, some individuals develop an addiction to their … Continue reading Is Cell Phone Addiction A Real Addiction? — National Addiction News

Drinking and Drug-Use Dreams in Recovery Tied to More Severe Addiction History —

Vivid dreams involving drinking and drug use are common among individuals in recovery. A study from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Recovery Research Institute, published in the January issue of the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment after online release in October 2018, finds these relapse dreams are more common in those with more severe clinical histories of … Continue reading Drinking and Drug-Use Dreams in Recovery Tied to More Severe Addiction History —

Managed-Alcohol Programs in Canada… A new take on MAT, but perhaps a good one

In a converted hotel in the west of the city of Ottawa, a quiet, orderly queue snakes around the reception area. The men and women are mostly middle-aged or older. Some of them use sticks, walkers or wheelchairs, their health fragile after a lifetime of booze. But it is their hands that stand out - … Continue reading Managed-Alcohol Programs in Canada… A new take on MAT, but perhaps a good one