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Opioids, Restrictions on Prescriptions, and a Medical Field in Uproar



If you read our blog regularly, you’ll know that the opioid epidemic is a major problem in the US, and that many people who abuse opioids often end up in the arms of heroin. However, the story doesn’t end there. The effects that heroin and opioid addiction is having on the nation is starting to show […]

Anxiety and Painkillers Are a Dangerous Combination



Anxiety is a disorder that affects millions of people in America and around the world. Although every one of us experiences some level of anxiety in our daily lives, someone with an anxiety disorder is debilitated by clinical anxiety. This type of anxiety causes a serious disruption to the overall health and well-being of the […]

Opiate Painkillers: America’s New Gateway Drug



Opiate painkillers may be more of a gateway drug than marijuana. They are easy to get and they are basically legal, right? Even if you are taking them when you don’t have a prescription. That thinking is leading more and more people down a dark path. “Contrary to everything I was ever taught about drug addiction twenty-five years ago, the opioid analgesics, led by OxyContin, are now the gateway drugs to all other addictive drugs, particularly heroin.”

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How Sally Found the Right Rehab



How do people struggling with addiction find rehab centers that fit their individual needs? Many times they don’t find that fit, and so their treatment is not as effective. And that’s really sad. At Aid in Recovery, we specialize in finding that fit for you when you need help. This little video shows you how we do it.

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Is Medicare Part D the New Doctor Shopping?



Doctor shopping is a tactic used by pain pill abusers to hide their opioid addiction. Now it appears, based on a new Inspector General report from HHS, that Medicare Part D and compound prescriptions are being used in a scam to obtain addiction opioids without raising the red flags in the pharmacy databases.

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Addiction, Painkillers, and Retirement: My Mom the Opioid Abuser



When I think about addiction, I should reflect on my personal experiences. You see, I’m in recovery. Often I do think about my journey, but when the topic of conversation flutters around Opioid addiction, or I read another news article about the rise of Opioid abuse, I think of my mother. She is an addict that was in denial for years — more than a decade — about her addiction. She would hoard Vicodin and Hydrocodone, continually ask her doctor for a new script…

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Is Your Job Triggering Your Addiction?



What’s your story? Did throwing yourself into a job you loved make recovery easier? Or did a hard job or a bad work environment push you to the edge? Tell us at [email protected] Getting your life back on track while trying to tame your addiction can be a difficult task. Most people have to work, […]