What’s an Opioid Anyway?

There’s been a lot of talk about the “Opioid Crises” lately, so we wanted to get everyone up to date on just what an opioid is. The term opioid, pronounced “oh-pee-oid”, refers to prescription pain medications and heroin. More specifically: oxycodone (OxyContin, Percodan, Percocet) hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab, Lorcet) diphenoxylate (Lomotil) morphine (Kadian, Avinza, MS Contin)…

What is Love?

“The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.”  -Thomas Merton What is love? We like to think that a great love is the place where two people are able…

The Ugly Truth

“Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.” -Mother Teresa When you’re going through recovery it can be tempting to want to put your best foot forward and hide the ugly as you try to repair relationships and rebuild your life. You want to prove to your loved ones that you are a changed…

Fight Fair

Hitting below the belt, back stabbing, belittlement, the stink eye, throat punching, character assassination, and the good old fashioned slap in the face. I think we can all agree that none of these go-to standards are what we would call, “fighting fair”. There is nothing more damaging to a relationship than hurtful words said during an argument that…

A Triumph Journal

When you’re making major changes, executing new plans, and chasing your dreams, it’s really easy to end the day feeling frustrated and discouraged about what you didn’t get accomplished. And when you’re looking at your life from a perspective of failure,  you’ll begin to lose belief in yourself. That is why I encourage everyone to keep a…