Staying Fit & Active in Addiction Recovery

When you exercise, your brain secretes hormones that make you feel good. To put it into perspective, whether it be heroin or pain pills, opioids caused the same “feel good” sensation but in an unnatural way. Exercising will give you a natural, euphoric feeling that can give you the motivation to complete whatever is on your list.

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Kratom and Why It Isn’t Approved by the FDA

There are many modes of opioid addiction treatment that have been quite successful in treating the epidemic in America. But the herb kratom isn’t on this list. Knowing what it is and why it hasn’t received approval from the FDA helps you to understand the potential adverse effects of this herbal supplement.

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How America Fares In the Opioid Crisis

America is in the middle of an opioid epidemic. The increase in prescription opioids has fueled the incredible rise in opioid dependence, which often results in overdose deaths. Also, Illegally manufactured fentanyl appears to be a major contributing factor to opioid-related overdose deaths.

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Mindfulness for Managing Addiction

Managing addiction can be difficult even if you are receiving the best treatment. Withdrawal symptoms rear their heads when you least expect them. While mindfulness meditation is not a substitute for traditional treatment, alongside traditional methods, it can have a huge positive effect on your recovery.

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Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

Medicine is created for many reasons. However, what happens when the medicine you are taking creates problems of its own? One commonly abused drug, opioids, can cause unwanted side effects or withdrawals if you take it unnecessarily.

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