So many people find themselves in a rare place after taking or being addicted to certain drugs like opiates, heroin and alcohol. What they do to your body often takes more than a year or two to recover from - especially if you were taking them for a physical injury. Sometimes you do everything right, and still, you just can’t lose weight. You’re not alone
Whilst tapering from opiates, I found myself in the most fortunate place: Sicilia. Catania to be exact. Sicily is filled with people who have very hard lives as their economy isn’t as great as it is in mainland Italy. What I found with these people is heart, passion, and a massive love for food. They made me appreciate life and ingredients that grow from the volcanic ash of Mt. Etna, an active Volcano on the island. One of the most important things in recovery is to find a zest for life again, and making the beautiful food below can help you get in touch with your inner passion again.
While addicts once used drugs to feel happier and relax, or free themselves from depression and anxiety, Improv Comedy has now been proven to help with coping with those moments and disorders. Improv helps you feel less vulnerable and open up more in regular therapy sessions, as well. Addicts can start to feel more without the aid of substance abuse and be themselves without fear of anxiety, depression or being outcast by others.
With opioids on the rise in rural America, many doctors are turning to natural supplements and medical marijuana to aid in solving the crisis. Which leads many people to ask: Can it end the opioid epidemic?
Non-alcoholic drinks are a great way to still be a part of the summer festivities and keep things super-cool. Just follow the awesome recipes below, and you’ll be whipping up some serious mocktails in no time. Jot some recipes down and take them to an event like a wedding and no one will know you aren’t drinking.
Curb People Pleasing Summer isn’t about anyone but you! You need to soak in the relationships with friends and family, but still find that balance in your own life to stay on your sober track. Your summer should be full of fun, and not full of any other priorities but the ones that keep you sober.
Doctors have actually started working with police and the community to combat opioid epidemics across the U.S. Bruce Latham, a doctor who practices right in the middle of rural New Hampshire’s opioid drug addiction crisis is one of those doctors. “I don’t judge these kids because I understand addiction and understand what dopamine does to your brain,” Latham states, describing how opioids target the brain’s reward system by releasing dopamine, a chemical that regulates feelings of pleasure. Many of these doctors are now working with patients to find supplement programs, like Mitadone, to get addicts off opiates for good.
Quite often we give up one addiction only to trade it for another. Many people who find themselves addicted to opiates simply swap it out for a variety of other substances. Substances like heroin, suboxone, alcohol, and even anxiety medication like klonopin, valium, or xanax.
Many people are really hard on themselves in this day and age. They don’t live a happy life, because their self worth is damaged. This is especially true for some addicts, and owning your self worth can really help you reach goals and live happy. When it comes to feeling exceptional and promoting your self worth, here are some sweet things to do!
Successful sobriety is a goal. To reach your goals you’re going to need some tools. Tools are there to help you focus on you, and making sure that you jump every sobriety hurdle with ease. Whether you’ve been sober for a while or are on the cusp of getting sober, a sobriety toolbox can help.
Talking to your boss always comes with a certain degree of fear. Whether you are pitching new ideas for the company, need a day off, or want a raise - these can all add some unwanted or extra stress to your plate. When it comes to getting the answer you want from your boss, there’s actually a science to it all. So what days of the week will work out best for your upper management requests?