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Vivitrol: An Important Tool for Recovery

2022-11-06T13:34:27-05:00April 24, 2020|Addiction, Addiction Medicine, Addiction Recovery, Medication Assisted Treatment MAT, Recovery Coach, Recovery Coaching, suboxone and vivitrol|

Vivitrol is a relatively new medication used to manage alcohol or opioid dependence. It’s a long-acting injection of the drug naltrexone, effective for about 28 days, which offers the convenience of a once-a-month injection over taking a pill every day. Vivitrol is a “hard stop” to opiate addiction; once it’s in the body, it’s impossible for the person taking it to get “high” from opioids.

Aftercare: Reintegrating the Family

2022-11-06T11:20:06-05:00April 10, 2020|Addiction, Addiction Recovery Programs, Alcoholics Anonymous, Articles, Family Interventions, Family Recovery, Our Stories, Recovery Coach, Recovery Coaching|

Returning home, after treatment, is where the rubber meets the road in recovery. Most treatment facilities have family programs where clinicians begin working with the family as soon as the patient checks in. This can be key to long-term success, for both the patient and the family.

Close To Relapse Several Times

2020-03-25T10:57:48-04:00March 25, 2020|Addiction Recovery Programs|

Over the 12 years, I have had many close calls to relapse. Alcohol is always there and it is always easy to grab a drink. However other things, like prescription drugs, have been more tempting to me. Drinking is one thing, but prescriptions seem to be more alluring to me.

How Pre-flight Planning and Intervention Are Related

2022-11-11T17:00:05-05:00February 22, 2020|Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction Recovery Programs, Alcohol and Drug Interventions, Family Interventions, How to Host an Intervention, Interventions, Uncategorized|

I liken my approach to addiction interventions to that of getting an airplane ready to fly. Just as a pilot must exhaust a list of external factors in order to fly successfully, a successful intervention requires just as much forethought.

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