To call Dr. Mary Jeanne Kreek the Mother of Medication-Assisted-Treatment (MAT) is no exaggeration. The physician/scientist, who died March 27 at the age of 84, was not only a core part of the team who helped make the process safe, but she “conducted landmark studies that led to the establishment of methadone as a treatment for heroin addiction.”
West Dundee isn’t the first place you’d equate with heroin. Heck, it’s probably not even the thousand and first. But that doesn’t mean the drug can’t affect its residents. Or its families.
Everyone expected the COVID pandemic to fuel the opioid epidemic, but no one expected such stratospheric overdose numbers. They sure didn’t expect those numbers to keep rising. Then again, how could they? No one had ever faced such a devastating one-two punch before.
What do you get by adding CrossFit, kettlebells and military frontline strategy to addiction treatment? Strength, hope and a new lease on life. Call it: Recovery Strong. That’s a quick summation of what’s happening in and to the town of Portsmouth, Ohio. But even a phrase as bold and as emboldening as Recovery Strong doesn’t completely describe the true sum…
Can dopamine fasting actually help cure you of unhealthy addictions? Or is it simply a fancy-named way to kid ourselves? Is it worthy? Can it be harmful? Is this thing really a thing? Healing Properties asks the experts. What is Dopamine? Dopamine is a type of neurotransmitter, says WebMD. Our bodies makes it. And our nervous systems use it to…