In recent years, there seems to have been a new trend that is (hopefully) here to stay: paying attention to how we feel. Throughout history, mental and emotional health has always taken a back seat in comparison to physical health. When our bodies are sick or injured, we usually don’t hesitate to go to the hospital to get the help we need. But when we’re feeling mentally sick or emotionally injured, we don’t usually consider getting professional help—until now, that is. At last, people are finally realizing that their mental and emotional health needs as much care, attention, and maintenance as their physical health does. Continue reading “Tips to Practicing Better Emotional Hygiene”

by Alek Sabin

According to the NIMH, over 7% of the population suffers from a major depressive episode every single year. Based on their estimates, over 350 million around the world suffer from depression. Because of this, depression is one of the leading causes of disability around the world, if not the number one cause. Because of this, it is important to get depression treated as soon as possible. Everybody has days where they are feeling sad and in the dumps, but depression is something that signifies a deeper, chemical problem. Here are some ways to tell if you are actually depressed, rather than just sad, and if that depression necessitates getting mental health treatment… Continue reading “Does Your Depression Necessitate Treatment?”

A New Addiction Treatment Product That Changes Everything

About one month ago, as of the writing of this post, Mylan has released a generic version of the Suboxone Sublingual Film. It is so new that GoodRx.com does not even have a discount price listed for it. However, I have heard reports back that prices are very low. The affordable Mylan generic Suboxone strips make it possible for anyone struggling with opiate addiction to get treatment. Continue reading “Mylan Generic Suboxone Strips For Opiate Addiction”

by Alek Sabin

According to the CDC, two thirds of Americans have been touched by addiction in some way, and quite often, that addiction begins in teenage years. If you are a parent of an addict or are worried about your child going in that direction, you should know the facts. First and foremost, addiction, and especially drug abuse, can have a tremendous impact on any family of any demographic. There are many different types, causes, and signs of addiction, as well as many steps you can take to help prevent it from entering your home. Here are just a few things that every parent should know about addiction. Continue reading “A Parental Guide to Understanding Addiction”

Podcasts About Addiction And Recovery

What are the best recovery podcasts? First, I should explain what a podcast is. For those of you who have not heard the term before, a podcast is like a radio show. Typically, podcasts are similar to talk radio programs. While there are video podcast programs, most are currently audio only. Continue reading “Best Recovery Podcasts: Listening To The Voices Of Recovery”

A new addition to traditional rehab

Not long ago, most rehab programs refused to offer Suboxone therapy. Now, however, they are finally coming around to the fact that it works to save lives. While Rehab MAT (medication assisted treatment) is a big improvement over traditional treatment, there are some issues to address. Continue reading “Rehab MAT: Following Through To Success”

A subcutaneous solution to opioid addiction treatment

What do surgical implants have to do with opioid addiction treatment? By placing an implant device under the skin to steadily release medication, we solve many problems. The medication works better, the patient does not have to remember to take daily meds. Additionally, the doctor and loved ones don’t have to worry about the patient misusing their meds. Unfortunately, there are problems with implant surgeries. The doctor must cut the patient’s skin to implant a medical device. After therapy is complete, the doctor must cut again to get it out. Hence, a non-surgical solution is the holy grail of implant therapies. Continue reading “Non-Surgical Implant: The Unique Nature of Sublocade”

How do I know if I have an addiction neurology problem?

Drug use often puts a strain on the human nervous system. Hence, after many years of persistent using, damage will occur. While the brain and nervous system can recover and bounce back over time, some damage can be long lasting or even permanent. When you start addiction treatment, you should consider getting checked out by an addiction neurology specialist. Continue reading “Addiction Neurology: Should You Get Your Brain Checked Out?”

How To Save A Life

I was watching a CPR video this morning. The American Heart Association produced this short and simple YouTube video. While it demonstrated the basics of saving a non-responsive person, my thoughts immediately went to using Narcan as a part of CPR. Continue reading “Using Narcan To Save Lives From Opioid Overdose”

Jumping On The MAT Bandwagon

If you are looking for an addiction treatment center for opioid addiction, you may notice that many now offer MAT. When it comes to residential rehab MAT, this is a new phenomenon. Historically, the addiction rehab community has despised MAT. So, what has changed? Continue reading “Residential Rehab MAT”