Here is the Blog RoundUp for the week. Happy Reading!
How to Stop Taking Heroin
Over at Addiction Blog this week, there is an article talking about the reasons to have medical supervision when you stop taking heroin.
Chronic Pain and Opioid Addiction
Lisa Frederiksen writes this week at Breaking the Cycles about chronic pain and opioid addiction. She is great for her ever present reminder that “The brain controls everything we think, feel, say and do…”
Change Nothing in My Life, Change Me
A reminder that the only thing we really have control over is ourselves can be found over at ParentPathway written by MomShiningLight.
Robin Williams et al
Screedler, writing over at Discovering Alcoholic is expressing strong feelings about the ongoing stigma attached to the disease of addiction. Yet another reminder that addiction is a chronic, relapsing disease.
Survival or Recovery Month
Noting that September is National Recovery Month, Linda Bartee Doyne over at Immortal Alcoholic is talking about recovery (or survival) for family members and how important it is, especially for individuals that choose to stay in a situation with someone who is struggling with addiction.
What Has Addiction Done for You
Parents of an Addict is a joint blogging effort by parents whose child is currently in recovery. They have a thoughtful post this week pointing out that in every experience in life, there is good. Even for those who are in the midst of, or post dealing with addiction or secondhand addiction. Gratitude can save your day.
Not My Zoo, Not My Monkey
I love this phrase. I too have seen it a lot lately and Syd over at I’m just F.I.N.E. is talking about relationships and how we can thrive when we build relationships with healthy people.
The Power of Recovery
Jason Schwartz over at Addiction and Recovery News is talking about Michael Botticelli, the Acting Director of National Drug Control Policy at the White House. He is tasked with spearheading the Obama administration’s drug policy. He also happens to be one of the Faces and Voices in Recovery. Another example of someone who is speaking up to help eliminate the stigma around addiction!
Have a great weekend!