The Other Side of Suboxone

It’s become a commonly prescribed medical treatment for opioid addiction. In some cases, doctors prescribe Suboxone with the intention of stabilize those struggling with continued, compulsive abuse of illicit or prescription opioids to then, one day, slowly taper off the treatment drug itself entirely. At least, that’s the goal. But it doesn’t always happen that way….

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Has Kombucha Gotten a Bad Rap?

Often touted as a miracle elixir, Kombucha offers a plethora of health benefits. For those who don’t know, Kombucha is a fermented beverage made from tea, sugar, bacteria, and yeast. It’s available in most health food stores in a variety of flavored tea combinations. Of course anything that’s fermented contains trace amounts of alcohol and…

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    It’s become a commonly prescribed medical treatment for opioid addiction. In some cases, doctors prescribe Suboxone with the intention of stabilize those struggling with continued, compulsive abuse of illicit or prescription opioids to then, one day, slowly taper off the treatment drug itself entirely. At least, that’s the goal. But it doesn’t always happen that way….

  • Has Kombucha Gotten a Bad Rap?

    Often touted as a miracle elixir, Kombucha offers a plethora of health benefits. For those who don’t know, Kombucha is a fermented beverage made from tea, sugar, bacteria, and yeast. It’s available in most health food stores in a variety of flavored tea combinations. Of course anything that’s fermented contains trace amounts of alcohol and…

  • Is Your Neighborhood Making You Sick?

    I used to live in a neighborhood blanketed in liquor stores, dive bars, and convenience stores that sold beer until two in the morning – even on Christmas. My old apartment building smelled so much like pot you’d have thought a herd of skunks lived next door. Drunk people screamed at each other outside my…

  • Heartbroken Parents Use Obituaries to Raise Addiction Awareness

    When a loved one passes away, you want to remember them at their best. You want others to remember them at their best. You carefully select the words for their obituary to reflect their life’s contributions and all the love and affection you feel for them. But what if your loved one died of an…

  • Imagining Life Without My Daughter Pushed Me to the Edge

    Lisa’s mom, Jane, was at the end of her rope. For the third time in eight weeks, she had to go pick up her drunk daughter. Jane was exhausted and she certainly wasn’t looking forward to seeing Lisa go through the detox process again. She wanted to be kind and compassionate, but those emotions seemed…