Sober Living vs Halfway House: What’s the Difference?

He was found dead and face down in his bedroom last January after overdosing on meth and fentanyl. Residents at the home told a police officer that nobody had checked on Mr. Polk for about two days, according to a police report. Others looked the other way while people smoked meth and drank in their […]

Physicians prescribing opioid use treatment influence others to follow suit

The amount of time from last use to moderate withdrawal varies depending on half-life of the opioid. A frequently prescribed initiation dose is 4mg once in moderate withdrawals, with the option of taking another 4mg if needed for a total of 8mg on the first day.31 There is value in rapidly titrating the dose to […]

How to Help an Alcoholic Husband

In addition to the health effects of having an alcohol use disorder, it can also take a toll on relationships. Drinking doesn’t just affect the individual; it affects the entire family unit. For the functional alcoholic, the denial runs deep, because they have yet to encounter significant negative consequences. Crate & Barrel and Molly Baz […]

How Is Alzheimer’s Disease Treated? National Institute on Aging

Stopping drug use is just one part of a long and complex recovery process. When people enter treatment, addiction has often caused serious consequences in their lives, possibly disrupting their health and how they function in their family lives, at work, and in the community. The chronic nature of addiction means that for some people […]