Forgiveness – Breaking the Cycle of Resentment

Forgiveness – Breaking the Cycle of Resentment By: Lori Radun, CEC Over 20 years ago, my mother disowned me for a period of 10 years of my life. It wasn’t something I could ever imagine doing to one of my children, but it happened. It was one of the most painful … Continue reading

The Genetics of Addiction

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The Role of Family History Addiction is due 50 percent to genetic predisposition and 50 percent to poor coping skills. This has been confirmed by numerous studies. One study looked at 861 identical twin pairs and 653 fraternal (non-identical) twin pairs. When one identical twin was addicted to alcohol, the other … Continue reading

What is Suboxone?

Suboxone is an opioid medication approved to treat opiate dependence. The primary ingredient in suboxone is buprenorphine. Buprenorphine is a partial opiate agonist. Suboxone also contains naloxone, which is an opioid antagonist., which is there to prevent users from trying to abuse suboxone as if it is the original drug … Continue reading

What’s Wrong With Abusing Prescription Drugs?

Virtually every medication presents some risk of undesirable side effects, sometimes even serious ones. Doctors consider the potential benefits and risks to each patient before prescribing medications. They understand that drugs affect the body in many ways and take into account things like the drug’s form and dose, its possible … Continue reading

How Do Prescription Drugs Affect the Body, and What Are the Common Effects?

Abusing prescription drugs can have negative short- and long-term health consequences. Opioids, central nervous system depressants, and stimulants each affect the brain and body in different ways. Opioids attach to specific proteins called opioid receptors, which are found in the brain, spinal cord, gastrointestinal tract, and other organs. When opioid drugs … Continue reading