2017 and YOU KNOW IT: How to ACTUALLY Do What You Already Know

2017 and YOU KNOW IT: How to ACTUALLY Do What You Already Know

It’s ten days into the new year and I’ve caught myself saying “I know that” more times than I’d actually like to admit. It happens all the time, at times, almost inevitably. Do you catch yourself saying it, either to yourself, your family, coworkers, to your friends or likely all of them? “I know that.” At one point I was quite the snot nosed kid. I spent the majority of my life in my own little world. Regardless of what anyone said, I always “knew”that. Many times I did, but the proof was…continue reading →
2016 is a Wrap!

2016 is a Wrap!

Wow, at one point it felt like time wasn't going anywhere. I spent years of my life staring out the window, zoning out, pondering, immobile on the couch while waiting for some external forces to “make it happen”. At times it felt like tomorrow would never come and there were a few close calls that brought it all closer to reality than one would like. Fortunately, that's not the case today. Haha.. at times I have issues remembering a few days back since so much happens on a day to day basis. This…continue reading →
The Truth About Medication Assisted Treatment

The Truth About Medication Assisted Treatment

There are a few medications that can assist people with their recovery from substance misuse that are exceedingly  available today. Alcohol and opiates/opioids are the two primary substances that can be addressed with medication. Nicotine is also a common substance that is widely known for its replacement therapies. It is not uncommon for drugs to be used to “ease” the withdrawal of alcohol and opiates while a person is in detox. For alcohol, a benzodiazepine called Librium is administered and in the case of opioids, clonidine, which can also be habit forming, is…continue reading →