Are you trying to kick a prescription painkiller habit? Have you been in and out of rehab for several years, trying to find a way of quitting opiates/opioids for good? Is there someone special in your life seeing you walk around like a zombie all day, and it’s just tearing them up inside seeing you like this (and by extension, tearing you up inside as well)?
As his career as a player winds down, what’s the next chapter for Hamilton?
Despite his lucrative contract, it seems that Josh Hamilton is ending the chapter of his story as a player. While he has made no official announcement, he has been released by his team and Hamilton is learning what anyone who plays the game learns sooner or later, it reaches an end.
World class institution falls flat on addiction message.
While it was never the sole intention, High Sobriety has created a maelstrom with the addiction and recovery community. It needs it. Rehab, a 35-billion-dollar industry, largely goes unscrutinzed by the press, the results are poor, there is no trend of change, the culture lags the science and here we are dropping bodies and funding a drug war.
Here is a reader who is good enough to share his personal experiences with us. As always, we suggest seeing a doctor before attempting any dramatic change like a detox. The point here is that Rod was about to kick a life-threatening drug with help from cannabis. Not everybody has the same road but for Rod, he is doing great.
Last week a story in “addiction pro magazine” started some rabble rousing among providers. Leading the charge in the “against” camp was, per usual, Kevin Sabet. Sabet is an anti marijuana crusader with little to back up his claims except the stale and rote “just say no” rhetoric that lingers despite failure. High Sobriety’s own, Dr. Amanda Reiman weighed in on Mr. Sabet’s comments
Addiction takes a massive toll on families, accessing services and knowing what road to travel is daunting by any measure. Medication assisted recovery comes with its own set of challenges and side effects and not just from the medications themselves. Here a mom shares a bit of her struggle trying to find the right help for her son and negotiate the wild, wild world of methadone. Is there a better way?