As a person facing true substance use disorder, you do in fact have many options when it comes to attaining sobriety, and in turn a life built around everlasting recovery. Inpatient rehabs are widely considered the gold-standard when it comes to initial sobriety. I say 'initial' since, just as with any option for treatment, getting … Continue reading ENTRY: MAT Protocol in Need of Empathy–NOT Sympathy
A new study finds that cold weather snaps are followed by a marked increase in fatal opioid overdoses. A research team led by Brandon Marshall, an associate professor of epidemiology at Brown University’s School of Public Health, found a 25 percent increase in fatal opioid overdoses after periods of freezing temperatures compared to days with an average temperature of 52 … Continue reading FO’REAL?!?: Examining the potential impact of cold weather on opioid use (NAN)
So, I recently came across this rather small photo on the fringe of some random website recently. I was, quite frankly, appalled. Check this out: Let me just say, what the hell!? I really, truly am stunned and disgusted by this ad or whatever you want to call it. Ridiculous. Just to sum it up. … Continue reading ENTRY: Vaccinating in youth a catalyst for addiction later on?
Every once in a while, I love to post an article or general tidbit on something that is totally, completely unrelated to the ongoing "opioid crisis." In fact, that's one of the reasons that I truly don't even go for those generalized terms like crisis or epidemic, since they really just freak people out. I enjoy … Continue reading JUST4FUN!: The FBI releases decades-old files on Bigfoot
Ever since I started writing my own prayers, I quickly realized that I could craft little devotions that would speak of absolutely any subject or idea that I wanted! It’s between me (my mind) and the pen, that’s it! There are no rules. Actually, truly it is between me and my God, and I have confidence … Continue reading ENTRY: Praying Politically
I used to maintain another online journal a few years ago, but it was a bit more personal. I spoke of all the changes and enlightenment I'd been experiencing as a wide-eyed newcomer to the recovery world. Scanning through old entries, I ended up towards the beginning of the blog, when I was only at … Continue reading ENTRY: Reflections… 4 years ago
I do think it is appropriate, nowadays, to include posts in the blog about normal, practical, everyday life. It’s important to include a sense of morality in these entries, since I do try to live my life by certain morals and standards that I’ve set for myself with the help of God and my wonderful and … Continue reading ENTRY: The Five R’s, an old standby