“…it (Sovereign Health) was going to be a safe place for me to go to, I felt safe from the first phone call that I made.” From the moment Kimberly spoke to a Sovereign Health executive over the phone, she felt she was in safe hands… which would take care
In an effort to keep inmates experiencing opioid withdrawal from dying, Hamilton County jail in Cincinnati has introduced a buprenorphine-aided treatment program with its health care provider. With this, the jail became the first in Ohio to provide buprenorphine to such prisoners, according to Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neal. The
“I needed help, I was going down in flames. I would have died the following week, had I not made that decision. So, I made the phone call,” said Jose, talking about his decision to enroll into a drug abuse rehab. The program at Sovereign Health changed his perspective about
In the times when dedicated efforts are being made to curb the soaring rate of the opioid crisis in the United States, it is shocking to note that many nursing facilities are frequently turning away patients undergoing addiction disorder treatment for opioid abuse from accessing the provisions of after-care program.
This is the story of Dustin, a young man who was dependent on both alcohol and opiates for a long time. His parents had absolutely no idea about his condition as they used to stay in Hawaii, far away from Dustin. They were shattered when they learnt about his addiction.
Stigma is a public health issue that discriminates, isolates and humiliates people, and violates their human rights. The set of assumptions and preconceptions rather than facts is strongly associated with addiction and mental disorders. It rather perpetuates a set of negative beliefs among few people or the community against those
Getting a grip over one’s addiction can be a life-transforming decision for a person addicted to alcohol or any other substance. With recovery, one gets a second lease of life, but one must be cautious because there is always a chance of relapse. Starting the life all over again can
Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month: Relapse prevention strategies and early signs of recovery
The biggest roadblock on the path to a long-term recovery from addiction is recurring relapse. The demons of relapse often come back to haunt the patients during recovery who have just begun their journey toward sobriety. Preventing a relapse remains the most daunting task in such a situation. However, there
Many individuals tend to find happiness in getting high by drinking themselves to oblivion or pumping themselves with drugs. While getting intoxicated may provide temporary pleasure and help evade reality, addictive substances backfire and cause more pain than pleasure in the end. A happy life is one that is pleasurable,
The consequences of drug addiction and alcohol addiction can be overwhelming, devastating and long-lasting. Drugs and alcohol can so overwhelm an individual or overtake his/her life that the person starts living in a world of his/her own, away from everything and everyone. It can separate him/her from loved ones, and