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Oxycodone

Oxycodone Oxycodone, a powerful opiate drug, raises levels of pleasure chemicals in the user’s brain. The flood of chemicals causes extreme pleasure, calmness and suppresses appetite. The drug relaxes some people and energizes others. Repeated drug use causes the brain to adapt to the higher levels of chemicals. As a result, the user gets agitated,…

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Opiate

Opiate Opiate, a powerful drug, raises levels of pleasure chemicals in the user’s brain. The flood of chemicals causes extreme pleasure, calmness and suppresses appetite. The drug relaxes some people and energizes others. Repeated drug use causes the brain to adapt to the higher levels of chemicals. As a result, the user gets agitated, depressed…

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Xanax

Xanax Xanax, a powerful sedative drug, raises levels of pleasure chemicals in the user’s brain. The flood of chemicals causes extreme pleasure, calmness and suppresses appetite. The drug relaxes some people and energizes others. Repeated drug use causes the brain to adapt to the higher levels of chemicals. As a result, the user gets agitated,…

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BoardPrep Sponsors Physician Health Conference

April 2017 BoardPrep Recovery Center joins Caron Foundation and Bradford Health as Diamond Level sponsors for the annual conference of the Federation of State Physician Health Programs. BoardPrep Executive director Liz Harden: “Our sponsorship represents BoardPrep’s commitment to promoting the important advocacy work being accomplished by State Physician Health Programs every day. They demonstrate a…

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Balancing Act

BALANCING ACT 4-7-17 LET GO: of unhealthy extremes. PRACTICE balanced recovery. REMEMBER “Many alcoholics are enthusiasts. They run to extremes.” BB p. 126.  You think??  We, along with Mae West, often say: “Too much of a good thing is wonderful.” While visiting a meeting off my beaten path, I was intrigued to hear so many members…

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have a look inside yourself in recovery

Blind Spots

BLIND SPOTS 4-7-17 LET GO: of unacknowledged prejudice, defects, bias, rationalization. PRACTICE: paying attention to “blind spot warnings.” REMEMBER: Neat technology! Another bell/whistle on my Pathfinder is the “blind spot warning system.”  It recognizes (even if we don’t) that we all have blind spots while driving.  And, it flashes a signal when a car is in…

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