Month: October 2022

What is Precipitated Withdrawal?

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Precipitated withdrawal refers to withdrawal that has been brought about by medication, rather than abstinence from a substance. It can be expected when naloxone is used to reverse an opioid overdose. As the opioid epidemic continues into its second decade, naloxone has become more and more common. However, a dose of naloxone in the form of a nasal spray, (the most common form) is high enough to cause the sudden, frightening, and painful reaction called precipitated withdrawal. Why Does Precipitated Withdrawal Happen? When using naloxone to reverse an overdose, precipitated withdrawal is expected. But, it can also happen unintentionally when certain medications are used to treat opioid use disorder (OUD). These medications include: Naltrexone (Vivitrol) Buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone, Zubsolv, Bunavail) Buprenorphine (Subutex, once-monthly Sublocade) Precipitated withdrawal occurs when medication-assisted treatments are started without allowing for enough time between the last dose of prescription painkiller or heroin and the first dose of…

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15 Songs About Addiction and Recovery

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The music we listen to is the soundtrack for our lives. They can be direct reflections of past memories both good and bad. Listening to music creates nostalgia and offers a sense of acceptance when you can directly relate to the lyrics and emotions in a particular track. Music can help guide you through the recovery process and provide stability as you move through your journey. Here is a list of 20 songs about addiction recovery and some insight into their direct meaning. Songs About Substance Abuse Songs About Addiction Recovery About Music and Substance Abuse There are many other songs about addiction and recovery as music is ultimately a reflection of society and substance abuse is not uncommon. Undoubtedly, anyone should be able to find songs about addiction recovery in the genre that appeals most to them. Finding music that reflects how you feel can help you heal. How…

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How a Sober Mentor Helps in Recovery

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Many people learn the hard way that being sober and staying sober are two very different things, and this is the best reason why there is a profession known as the sober mentor. There are people who do manage to stay sober for a time after a stint in rehabilitation, who later on discover that the stress of everyday life is more than enough to drive them right back into seeking escape through substances. In other instances, the person could have taken to rehabilitation quite well, and would have continued to do so, had they not been exposed to an environment where it was immensely difficult to stay sober. This is particularly true for people who are around others who are heavy drinkers or engage in illicit drug use, or happen to work in an industry where they are exposed to the manufacture or sales of substances they could get…

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