What Is Suboxone, And Can It Help You?

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Suboxone, used in Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), is a prescription drug used to help people diagnosed with a substance use disorder. It is ideal for helping people addicted to heroin, Oxycontin, and other opioids. When used properly it helps decrease the risk of relapse significantly when used to enhance a drug treatment program. Most people who […]

Packing for Detox and/or Treatment

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What do you pack when you’re going away for detox or treatment? Most drug treatment facilities have a list of items you can and cannot bring. They will typically let you know what’s prohibited when you speak with them on the phone, but there may be some items they don’t address. Packing for detox or […]

Getting Healthy in Recovery: Why, and How

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Most people who come to recovery are usually exhausted when they enter detox and begin the process of getting clean and sober. Your body has taken a lot and so has your mind. Whether you hit bottom after bottom or got sober when you realized addiction had taken control, you’re not healthy when you first […]

Staying Centered During the COVID-19 Crisis

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During the days of COVID-19, everything seems to have changed. We’re not allowed, for the most part, to meet up with friends or loved ones. Most of the country has found itself forced to stay home with whoever they share their space with. This isn’t a bad thing! Even if you’re one of those people […]

Have to Stay Home? Don’t Isolate, Try Virtual Meetings

Many people in recovery have had to stay home for some time. Whether you’re staying indoors due to health concerns like COVID-19 or recovering from surgery or another illness, isolation can be painful. People, by nature, are social beings, and staying home alone can be lonely. Virtual meetings offer an opportunity to have a sense […]

True Life Recovery Update On COVID-19 Preparedness

We are continuing to provide safe and comfortable detoxifications while also implementing new protocols to respond to the Covid 19 virus. We have have been closely monitoring news and recommendations from the CDC (and other health agencies) and are going above and beyond  all recommended cautionary measures. Some of the things that we have done […]

Taking Care of Your Mental Health

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Mental health is often thought of as a “buzz word” in modern life. It’s an easy term to throw around when you’re talking about wellness and life in general. However, mental health is actually a tangible thing that everyone needs to take care of. Just like your physical health, your mental health is a vital […]

Detoxing from Alcohol: What to Expect

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Addiction to alcohol is a problem in pretty much every country in the world. You probably know that alcohol addiction is dangerous. Is detoxing from alcohol uncomfortable or dangerous? How can you know if you’re addicted to alcohol? Alcohol Abuse and Addiction Withdrawal from alcohol occurs when you’re used to drinking a certain amount of […]

Understanding Gabapentin Abuse

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Gabapentin is a prescription drug with a variety of uses, primarily for people with seizure disorders. People can abuse it by taking it with other drugs. For drugs like opioids, it can release more of the drug into the bloodstream, causing the drug’s high to be felt more intensely. It can also lead to overdoses […]

Finding Your Passions in Recovery

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Sobriety is a new territory for most people in recovery. If you’re in treatment, you’ll probably have your days and hours planned out. Once you’re sober, you have a lot of time on your hands. Learning about yourself, your addiction, and staying sober will be the bulk of your time at first. After a while, […]