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Hindsight is 20/20. That is the only thing I can say about essential coping skills early in recovery. It is difficult to know what you need when you are first getting sober. As an alcoholic, I no longer had my coping mechanism to handle life. Dealing with the...read more
Hydrocodone is an opioid analgesic (painkiller) that is included in the formulation of many narcotic prescription painkillers, such as Vicodin and Percocet. These narcotics are most often prescribed to control moderate to severe pain. Like many other opioid...read more
Fellowship in recovery is very important, especially early on. Getting sober is a landmark decision. You let go of an old life and start a new one. It can be scary: Will it work? Can I do it? What does life without alcohol mean? These are all questions I had when I...read more
Often, individuals embarking on the journey to recovery have reached a place where they cannot live with drugs and alcohol, but they also feel like they cannot live without it. Most people who are either considering recovery or are beginning their journey have a...read more
There is no doubt in my mind that daily spiritual practices can be useful in addiction recovery. For almost three years, I have been in a 12-step program for alcoholism. The program I am in is undoubtedly based on spiritual principles. When I first got sober, I had a...read more
What is drug poisoning? Drug poisoning happens when the body cannot absorb the amount of drug ingested. Drug overdose can occur accidentally or intentionally. Either way, the result can be fatal. Drug poisoning happens with prescription medications, over-the-counter...read more