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Ibudilast: The Cure for Meth and Opiate Addiction?

Ibudilast: The Cure for Meth and Opiate Addiction?

  Methamphetamine and opiate addiction are some of the most difficult addictions to kick. Meth relapse rates are enormous, and medical treatments for opiate addiction involve substituting one opioid for another, thereby only switching the addiction rather than treating it. There seems to be a potential light at the end of the tunnel, as a drug called Ibudilast has just passed the preliminary safety test in a move towards treating meth addiction in a new way: by … Read entire article »

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Top 10 Misconceptions about Drug Rehab

Top 10 Misconceptions about Drug Rehab

There are many misconceptions and beliefs about drug rehab facilities which are not in fact true. These misconceptions are numerous.  Knowledge and awareness about rehab centers are increasing as the acceptance of addiction as a disease spreads. Here are some of the most common misconceptions about rehabilitation facilities: Rehab is a fix to addiction: Many believe that if you go through treatment you will come out the other side fixed and cured of their addiction. Some … Read entire article »

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How Sober Living has Helped Me in Sobriety

How Sober Living has Helped Me in Sobriety

I had been through five different treatment centers and could never seem to maintain sobriety. I was still running on self will and it just wasn’t working. I was an opiate addict who never fully took the direction of the treatment staff at the rehab centers I was at. When I entered my sixth treatment center I decided I was going to take direction and surrender to the program. One of the things … Read entire article »

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Locked Up But Not Loaded: Sober Inside The Lynwood Correctional Facility

Locked Up But Not Loaded: Sober Inside The Lynwood Correctional Facility

A couple of years ago, on a steady diet of booze and sedatives, waking up in my car with pee all over me and the seat, I would have laughed in disbelief at the thought that one day I would have to clean up the wreckage of my alcohol and drug abuse. I choose drugs over everything and everybody. I was reckless. The scariest part came when I unconsciously chose drugs over life itself, … Read entire article »

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