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“People say Narcotics Anonymous has saved their life. In a meeting, I said, ‘I love Narcotics Anonymous but it’s the Suboxone that’s saved my life.’ And it’s the truth.”

“People say Narcotics Anonymous has saved their life. In a meeting, I said, ‘I love Narcotics Anonymous but it’s the Suboxone that’s saved my life.’ And it’s the truth.”

https://nyti.ms/2KcIGnc “I had to learn how to have a more open mind and just be O.K. with meeting patients where they’re at,” she said. “A lot of our nurses and staff have also grown and been more empathetic than in the very beginning, when it was more like, ‘Oh, you...

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Can People Who Had a Drug Addiction Ever Drink Alcohol?

Can People Who Had a Drug Addiction Ever Drink Alcohol?

Useful presentation of research and evidence testing some traditional beliefs about addiction and recovery by Zach Siegel. We looked into the concept of "once an addict, always an addict." Zachary Siegel          Jun 15 2018, 3:01pm Amid the outpouring of praise and...

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The Power of Family Opioid Coaching

The Power of Family Opioid Coaching

How greatly does Opioid and other drug misuse impact the family and how can we aim to reduce it? This post examines the problem and describes an innovative solution.  Substance use can erode the trust, love, and respect forming the foundation of family life.  In order...

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NY Times: The Wrong Way to Treat Opioid Addiction

NY Times: The Wrong Way to Treat Opioid Addiction

When I read this editorial in the NY Times, a light went on in my mind telling me ‘Yes, this makes sense and is consistent with my coaching experience and what I’ve learned from families.’ The editorial has useful information for families trying to make sense of the contradictory information you’ll hear from everywhere, about what works and what doesn’t with Opioid Use Disorder.

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