Guilt and Shame in Recovery

Guilt and Shame in Recovery

Is feeling guilty or shame a part of recovery? Many people feel bad about things they did or things done to them in life. It’s true that you may have done things that were hurtful, morally wrong, or even illegal when you were using. It makes sense that you would feel...
What is the Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale (COWS)?

What is the Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale (COWS)?

When a person abuses opioid drugs, such as heroin, Oxycontin or Vicoden, over a long period, they often experience withdrawal when they cease use. Most of the time, they will experience a myriad of withdrawal symptoms related to their drug of choice. These withdrawal...
Synthetic Marijuana: A Dangerous, Addictive Drug

Synthetic Marijuana: A Dangerous, Addictive Drug

Synthetic marijuana is a dangerous drug that has been pervasive on the streets of cities and towns nationwide for the past few years. Known for being cheap and hard to detect on drug tests, each batch of this synthetic drug is dangerous and sometimes deadly. Because...