I love MAT, and I love MAT clinics. Basically, methadone and Suboxone/Subutex are it right now for what we use in America as opioid replacement drugs. It would be totally wonderful if there were more medicines, albeit they are certainly investigating some; plus they have replacement medicines for other substances that enable other addictions, like … Continue reading NEWS: MAT clinics forced to change their ways due to virus
In case you're not familiar with TED, I'll share some info from the website with you: TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. On TED.com, we're … Continue reading Now Check this Out!
Hey all! Lou here; I'm happy to say that I've returned to the blog after taking the summer off. With the strain of the pandemic flooding everybody's lives, myself included, I very much felt as I needed to take some time to myself. It was a mostly peaceful and cathartic time, but I do apologize … Continue reading Lou’s Return/Happy National Recovery Month!
Recovery Quotes About Overcoming Adversity “Not until we are lost we begin to find ourselves.” ~Henry David Thoreau “The diamond cannot be polished without friction, nor the person perfected without trials.” ~Chinese proverb “You have to break down before you can break through.” ~Marilyn Ferguson “It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” ~J.K. … Continue reading Positive Vibes in the Midst of a Pandemic
I just found out that there is a live stream available on, where else, YouTube (of course) to those individuals who still wish to attend AA meetings on a daily basis. Well now, you theoretically still can! Just like how most schools in the country are managing with their "distance learning," well we folks in … Continue reading SPECIAL: Maintain RECOVERY from home during the pandemic!
Methadone: Daily Trips to Clinics Will No Longer Be Required Some 350,000 Americans rely on methadone clinics for daily opioid addiction treatment, and, under normal circumstances, they’re required by law to take their doses at methadone clinics, where they often wait in long lines to take their doses in a supervised setting. “We’re now facing … Continue reading NEWS: The Federal Government Just Made It a Whole Lot Easier to Access Opioid Addiction Treatment
Hey all -- Lou here! Been a little bit since we've last spoken, and I do apologize for that, it's been crazy busy at work and at home. I must admit, there have been some stresses in my personal life, but you know what, I'm getting through them; it's owing to God's will and by … Continue reading NEW entry added to the book club!!
WASHINGTON — The fumbled response to the first coronavirus case potentially contracted within a U.S. community, in California, shows how health professionals on the front lines can be quickly overmatched by the stealthy disease. And the prospect of more widespread outbreaks could put major stress on state and local health departments that are underfunded and … Continue reading MEDIA: Coronavirus PANdemic vs. opioid EPIdemic?
Now as adults, I think for the most part we do our best to at least show gratitude for the gifts others give us around Christmas time. However, we all know a gift we’ve given to a kid that just didn’t make the cut. It gets tossed, or maybe a “this sucks, I don’t want … Continue reading SHARED: Receiving Gifts — The Banquet Table
Check out the online version of my article in the nation's VERY FIRST recovery magazine produced by folks IN RECOVERY! I love the idea and general inspiration by this project, and when I was asked to write something up for it earlier in the year, I just leaped at the chance. It came out very … Continue reading MEDIA: This Recovery Life