Diet & Detox – 3: Diet essentials while recovering from opioid addiction

Diet & Detox – 3: Diet essentials while recovering from opioid addiction

Opioid abuse, if willfully done to get a high or to cure chronic pain, can result in addiction that requires immediate attention. Taking the first step towards sobriety, detoxification, is important to regain control of one’s life. The detoxification process is not easy – one experiences withdrawal symptoms and frequent relapses as the effects of painkillers wean away.
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How drug addicts can re-enter society, reduce stigma

How drug addicts can re-enter society, reduce stigma

Most drug abusers hide their addiction to avoid criticism for engaging in such a lifestyle. Many such patients eventually compromise other areas of their life in one form or another, with some hitting rock bottom before treatment is sought out. If recovery is successful and the person is willing to change, the next step is re-entrance to society as a productive adult. Continue reading