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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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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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Overcoming Loneliness in Recovery During the Pandemic

As social distancing continues, COVID-19 impacts our physical, emotional and social health. Loneliness is on the rise, reaching epidemic proportions. Those most at risk of fatal loneliness are the individuals…

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Joys From Sobriety

It can be hard to foresee the amazing joy and gifts of sobriety when your body and mind are trapped by addiction. This insidious disease brings nothing but financial ruin,…

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Understanding Opioid Medication

How Long Should I Stay on Suboxone®?

If you struggle with the pain and heartbreak of opioid addiction, you are not alone. In 2019, over 10 million people misused opioids, including prescription pain pills, heroin and fentanyl. Medication-assisted treatment…

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The California Sober Trend and its Risks

The California Sober Trend and its Risks Singer Demi Lovato recently went public about her recovery status after a near-fatal heroin overdose in 2018 caused by the drug fentanyl. She…

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