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Happy Day 50 to Rory! Happy Day 50 to Wanderlust! Happy Day 50 to NMD! Happy Day 50 to Annikki! Happy Day 50 to Maggie Mo! Happy Day 50 to lmichel! Happy Day 100 to SDBKatz! Happy Day 100 to Auntimame! Happy Day 100 to Renne in Rochester! Happy Day 100 to Rehc! Happy Day […]

Senate Adds $45 Billion to Fight Opioid Crisis

When the American Health Care Act (AHCA) was first proposed, it was met with resistance from both Republicans and Democrats, particularly when it came to how the bill would affect the current opioid crisis sweeping the nation. In an effort to increase support for the bill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recently added $45 billion … Continued

Audio: BBC Interview “Is Drinking Required?”

On May 4th, i was interviewed by BBC Three Counties Radio, on the JVS Show (with Jonathan Vernon-Smith). I had no idea who the presenter was, had no time to do research, and was pretty surprised at how this went. when i listen back to this now, i feel tense! like i can’t tell how […]

the boozing you is a liar

if you drink, it creates a whole, different version of you, and it’s not the real you.     If you drink, you change the trajectory of your life in a large way. So when we stop drinking, it’s like there’s two people – the old us (the boozer) and the new us (the sober […]

National strategy to reduce opioid epidemic, an urgent public health priority

Years of sustained and coordinated efforts will be required to contain and reverse the harmful societal effects of the prescription and illicit opioid epidemics, which are intertwined and getting worse, says a new report.

Why You Also Matter in Your Loved One’s Recovery

In case of emergency, put your oxygen mask on first before helping others. This is true when it comes to airplanes, and it is true when it comes to dealing with addiction. You might think it sounds selfish to think about yourself while your loved one is struggling with an alcohol or drug addiction, but … Continued

SGR Ep151 - Theres More Than One Way to Get Sober | Ben Randolph from Oregon Trail Recovery

Ben Randolph entered recovery in 1998 after struggling with substances for several years. After working in the construction trades for a number of years, he went on to school and earned his Master’s of Science. Ben has a passion for recovery and institutes recovery principles in all his affairs, including Oregon Trail Recovery. Show More Summary

Fear Scale

Fear can be a good thing. It prevents us from putting our hands into an open flame. It makes us think twice before acting on something that may be dangerous. It’s that little voice in our head telling us to turn left or right or to not turn at all. Show More Summary

Your favourite summer drinks

you are already familiar with my lemonade with rosemary recipe. here’s another idea from Resiliensea (day 257):  “The ‘fancy drinks’ I concoct follow a simple recipe: ice, tonic water and whatever appropriate ingredients I can find in the fridge/ garden. Things that work: Cantaloupe / Basil / Limeade / Cucumber / Raspberries / Lemon juice / Seltzer […]

Deadly New Opioid Claims Lives Around the Country

Acryl fentanyl, an analog of fentanyl, is becoming an increasingly popular “designer drug” both online and on the streets. With the opioid epidemic continuing to surge throughout the United States, it is no surprise that a large amount of new synthetic narcotics is sprouting around the country. In certain cases, these drugs can be much … Continued

While I am getting cocky, the addict within is doing push-ups in the brain.

The weekend before last I went on a short holiday to one a music festival organised by a friend of mine. He had invited me as plus one. We stayed on a campsite, had a lovely time and… there was … Continue reading ?

Clinical trial looks at tramadol for opioid withdrawal

A randomized clinical trial compared tramadol extended-release with clonidine and buprenorphine for the management of opioid withdrawal symptoms in patients with opioid use disorder in a residential research setting.

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