Vitinity Support Blog

After a recent legislative session in West Virginia where a Medical Marijuana bill was not only nearly tabled by the House of Representatives, but amended in the hopes of altering the bill in its entirety to benefit ‘big pharma’, the question has come to light: “Is medical marijuana the answer to opiate tapering?”
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Sometimes the answer to things we deal with on a daily basis is to simply: “Find your zen”. You don’t have to practice Buddhism to adopt the principles and apply them to your daily life. Life isn’t always fair, it’s not always pretty, and you don’t always have it together - but you can learn to deal with it, without sacrificing your sanity or living sober.
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When it comes to detox we should all take a sweet cue from herbs and herbal supplements that help our bodies naturally rid itself of toxins. That can mean physical detox, as well as calming of the nerves. When you’re super stressed you don’t get much done. You can become complacent, depressed and withdrawn. That’s the worst way to live, especially when you struggle each day to stay sober. With a little help from some herbal friends you can keep your body on gear toward one healthy lifestyle, one cup of tea at a time.
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When it comes to getting help, you have to be honest with others and yourself before you can recover from addiction. Many addicts convince themselves that if they take what is prescribed for them, they aren’t abusing drugs. However, opiate addicts work differently. The worst thing you can do in recovery is also to not be honest with your doctor - especially someone prescribing anti-anxiety and depression medication.
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Painkillers are a slippery slope and can cause some serious mood swings. One minute you’re abusing something that is medically prescribed and the next minute you’re buying heroin because it’s cheaper than the pills. When it comes to getting off them for good, you should be looking to home remedies. Yep. That’s right. You can get off pills and take your life back at home before you fall down that slippery slope into a dark hole.
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Drugs pretty much fry the neuroreceptors in your brain. When you decide to ditch the habit and get sober, your brain needs a lot of omega 3 fatty acids and protein to repair the damage and curb cravings. Omega 3s also help protect your fragile, recovering body so you can more easily manage stress and anxiety. Salmon and walnuts are packed with omega 3s. We combined them into one simple pasta dish to curb cravings and bring comfort.
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Quitting suboxone is hard. There, I said it. But it can be done! Quitting suboxone is hard, simply because you can’t taper it like you would an opiate over a long period of time. To get off suboxone takes a lot of self-discipline and a massive amount of determination, but like I said - it can be done! So, how do you get off suboxone for good?
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Successful opiate tapering requires you to develop a recovery plan. Don’t worry, recovery plans are simple, straightforward and easy to follow. The only thing you will need is a physician to sit down with and help you develop the best plan for you and the opiate you are tapering from, as well as the right attitude toward taking your life back - to be the best you!
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When it comes to quitting opiates, there are some safe and healthy alternatives to things like suboxone or other prescription drugs. Many people think that opiate tapering is horrendous and causes side effects you would get from going cold turkey. However, patients who have undergone opiate tapering and doctors who work in the pain medication field of study have a different story.
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When you’re down in the dumps, for any reason whatsoever, a little personal pick me up can really give you a brighter outlook on life. You don’t have to spend a fortune on it either! Get a little glammed up to keep your attitude and outlook on life bright and happy. What are the best ways to give your look a little uplift?
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Enjoying morning yoga in the natural light of the beginning of the day can help bring you into the present at a more sweet pace, so you’ll be ready to really take on the day with one positive outlook on life.
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When it comes to springing out of class and onto the beach with friends, you don’t have to follow the crowd. Your friends will most likely support and respect “sober” you - so why not get out, take a break, and have a little fun!? You don’t have to have booze to make your Spring Break the most amazing one - make it the most memorable one ever with a super fun trip!
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