Category: 12-step

The Opioid Center of Support, a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to fighting the opioid crisis, today launched a free online resource to help the 14.2 million people in the U.S. coping with opioid misuse. [1] Developed with leading medical experts on substance misuse and addiction, the Opioid Center of Support’s platform organizes the most trusted…

California Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign into law a bill that would expand the state’s Medicaid program to reimburse certain healthcare providers who use telehealth to deliver substance abuse counseling. AB 2861 mandates that certified providers under the state’s Medi-Cal program “shall receive reimbursement for individual counseling services provided through telehealth, as defined…

A long corridor is filled with boxes, paperwork, unopened mail, clothes to be donated, you name it, and the hallway has it. It’s been years since the passageway has been clear. Doing a semi-twist and turn to get from one end to the other is part of the daily routine. Actually, in truth, the external…

A long corridor is filled with boxes, paperwork, unopened mail, clothes to be donated, you name it, and the hallway has it. It’s been years since the passageway has been clear. Doing a semi-twist and turn to get from one end to the other is part of the daily routine. Actually, in truth, the external…

The effects of cocaine are pleasurable, but they rarely last long. Cocaine ranks among the most addictive drugs in the world. The chance of psychological dependence is extremely high, and users can become addicted in as little as two weeks. The first step to overcoming addiction is detox–clearing the drug out of your system in…

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “six million Americans age 12 and older have abused cocaine, and 1.5 million have abused ‘crack’ at least once in the year prior to the survey.” In order to help those whose lives are being adversely affected, one must be able to recognize the signs of use…

Cocaine addiction is a much grander aspect of addiction than rolling joint and smoking marijuana. This is not to say one has harsher affects than the other, because each have their own inherent life-destroying aspects involved. For the price of a small sack of cocaine, you can buy a whole bag of marijuana. Therefore, cocaine…

Crack cocaine is a highly addictive substance that acts as a stimulant. Numerous treatment options are available for treatment of crack cocaine addiction. Medication No FDA-approved medications are available for treating addictions to crack cocaine. For alcohol addiction, Anabuse blocks the effects of alcohol and causes nausea after consuming alcohol. A similar medication for crack…