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Posts by Erica

Suboxone Clinics: Could They Be Harming Your Loved One’s Recovery

Suboxone is a controlled substance that is used as a part of a comprehensive addiction recovery program. By slowly replacing the opioid medications (prescription or illegal) that an individual is addicted to with Suboxone, they will supposedly wean off of their drugs more easily and ease their harsh withdrawal symptoms. Suboxone drug contains the active…

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How to Help Your Adult Child Ease Off of Prescription Ritalin

What is Ritalin? Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a stimulant medication that is commonly used to treat attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. While these two conditions may seem like opposites, they both stem from low levels of the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine. Individuals with ADHD have difficulty with attention and motivation but may have excessive…

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Parents: Why You Can’t “Fix” You Child’s Addiction

You find out that your son or daughter is abusing drugs. What do you do next? Who do you turn to? How do you properly handle the situation? Then you start questioning yourself. Is this my fault? Are they addicted because of the way that I’ve raised him/her? What can I do to stop this?…

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Opiate Tolerance: Does it Mean You are Addicted

Opiates are extremely powerful and addictive drugs that intended to relieve pain. These drugs are derived from the poppy plant and have been used for centuries. Opium, heroin, and codeine are a few examples of opiate drugs, and when taken longer than prescribed, more often than prescribed, or in larger doses than prescribed, they can…

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Stopping Addiction: Why Parents Need to be More Proactive

You can teach your child about the dangers of drugs from the day they were born, consistently pound the message of being drug-free into their heads as they grow up, and persistently monitor who they are hanging out with and what activities they are engaging in, but NONE of that matters if you aren’t doing…

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Jared Blake And Live To Be At Lace, Grace, And Gears

Back and swinging into action after a motorcycle accident, Jared Blake wows us again by playing at the first annual “Lace, Grace, and Gears” rally.  Jared Blake was a season one contestant on The Voice, has worked with two major record labels, and has put out multiple singles and albums of his own, all while…

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