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Expert Corner: How Do You Regain Trust After Addiction?
My brother won’t believe I’m clean. I haven’t used in over six months. I’m on Suboxone maintenance and back at college, where I aced my first semester. I understand that my brother has seen me high like so many times, but he hasn’t seen me use since Christmas. I don’t understand this. I only ever go out of the house with him! It feels pretty sh*tty. I’m not like pushing hard to convince him, I want him to have some trust in me. He said that even if I said I was clean for the next 10 years he still ...

Illegal Drugs That Look Like Rx Painkillers: The Differences Could Be Deadly
Across the country, drug operations are taking advantage of the rising trend of opioid painkiller abuse by creating illegal drug pills made to look like legal prescription medications. This incredibly dangerous growing trend has already claimed many lives across the United States as unsuspecting users take what they think is their usual dose and end up overdosing on a mystery drug cocktail. Here’s what you need to know about this disturbing trend. From Prescriptions to Illegal Drugs Prescription opioid and opiate medications are often prescribed by doctors to treat acute short-term pain, such as after surgery or a broken bone. However, because of ...

BREAKING NEWS: Opioid Crisis is Center of $1.3 Billion Health Care Fraud Scheme – and U.S. is Cracking Down!
U.S. Government Cracks Down Last week U.S. prosecutors charged more than 400 people across the country with taking part in health care fraud, and the opioid crisis is front and center of this operation. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced these charges on July 13th, 2017 and is calling this “the largest opioid related fraud take-down in American history”. The charges range from doctors accused of partaking in a scheme to prescribe unnecessary opioids for personal profit, to rehab facilities allegedly recruiting addicts with the promise of gift cards, visits to local strip clubs and even drugs! U.S. officials state the alleged ...

Comparing the Dangers of Alcoholism to Painkiller Addiction
As the opioid addiction epidemic has garnered national attention, it can be easy to forget that alcohol addiction is still highly prevalent and as deadly as ever. While the dangers of drinking alcohol are fairly well known, withdrawal from alcohol can also be deadly, as evidenced by the recent tragic death of actor Nelsan Ellis. Every type of addiction comes with specific dangers. When comparing prescription painkillers to alcohol, painkillers are more dangerous in the short term. However, the long-term risks to an alcohol user’s health are far more significant and often unavoidable after prolonged excessive alcohol use. Opioid painkillers carry a ...
Elevate Chiropractic Care for Addiction Recovery

Chiropractic Care in Addiction Recovery and Substance Abuse Treatment
Drug abuse is a serious issue facing our country. The rampant misuse of alcohol and other substances accounts for 50% of all traffic fatalities, 60% of drownings, 83% of arrests, and 35% of suicides. In 2014 alone there were 47,055 drug overdoses. In particular, opioids have been linked to 18,800 deaths in relation to prescription pain medication and another 10,500 as a result of heroin usage. These rates have skyrocketed since the 1990s, and they continue to rise. Drugs Aren’t the Only Addiction Dr. Jay Holder, D.C. — A chiropractor who himself touts the benefits of chiropractic care in addiction recovery — said ...

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Addiction Intervention
There are few things more painful than watching a loved one’s life being destroyed by addiction. When efforts to help are either unsuccessful or, even worse, inadvertently enable the addiction, it’s natural to feel helpless and at a loss as to what to do next. Do you give up on trying to help and hope that at some point they “hit bottom” and decide to turn their life around? Do you keep doing what little you can to help them stay fed and housed while trying to turn a blind eye to the substance use? Do you try an intervention? You’ve probably ...