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One Patient’s Journey from Fentanyl to Suboxone®

Author: Joan Shepherd, Family Nurse Practitioner *Names have been changed for privacy. I met Jonathan* yesterday and immediately liked him. He came to our AppleGate Recovery office in Richmond, VA to…

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Rebuilding Trust in Relationships in Recovery

Rebuilding Trust in Relationships in Recovery Addiction is often called the “family disease” because it impacts every individual in a household differently. The often traumatic and distressing change in behavior…

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Finding Friends and a Support Group After Addiction Recovery

Humans are built for connection. Our instincts push us toward friendships, relationships and mutual support from other people. Without close connections, we cannot function at our optimal level. This is…

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Is Ibuprofen Better than Opioid Pain Relief Post-Surgery?

Is Ibuprofen Better than Opioid Pain Relief Post-Surgery? Opioids have long held their place as the most potent analgesics in medicine, but recent research shows that basic over-the-counter ibuprofen may…

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Opioid Addiction Rising Among Black Americans

Opioid Addiction Rising Among Black Americans The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everyone’s lives around the world, but in America, some communities are experiencing the devastating impact of increased opioid overdose…

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5 Fears With Opioid Addiction Recovery

The decision to end the cycle of addiction and break free from opioids takes perseverance and courage. Even as you make that choice, you’ll confront several fears that may tempt…

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