Doctor talking to woman about detox

Detoxing and Withdrawal from Opiates – Part Two – Medical Detox and Ongoing Treatment

Detoxing and Withdrawal from Opiates – PART TWO: Medical Detox and Ongoing Treatment   [Note to Reader: This is “Part Two” of a 2-part blog-post—“Part One” can be found in the archives.] Even with the increasing efforts of researchers in the field of addiction and the proliferation of addiction treatment centers around the country, the…

Doctor Stressed about entering treatment

Fear Losing Your Medical or Nursing License for Entering Treatment?

Fear Losing Your Medical or Nursing License? Common Misconceptions about Physician Health Programs, PRN, IPN and Substance Use Disorders “Impaired practitioners can easily lose their licenses through suspension due to not being willing to get help. Getting help quickly often prevents catastrophic career consequences. It is not getting help that causes the suspension, it is…

man smiling after learning physical care in recovery

Rehab 101: Learning to Care for Our Physical Selves in Recovery – Part One: Dealing with Illness

“The body is a boat that floats the soul in space and time.” – Saroj Aryal As people who are in recovery from substance abuse, there are a number of dimensions of our physical selves that need daily attention, if we’re to ensure we’re “covering the bases” properly. Besides the typically mentioned elements of our…