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It is not going to be easy….but it’s going to be worth it

Focus on Recovery first…so everything that matters to you does not come last

Recovery is an acceptance that your life is in shambles and you have to change (Jamie Lee Curtis)

You need to move in the direction of progress….doesn’t have to be perfect

Here are some of the most common questions that we come across
Can we not just say NO to drugs?
What is too much? When do I know I have a problem?
Will you be in trouble if I report about someone else?
The Big Question: Why me?
What are Opioids?
How do Opioids work at cellular level
Teens and Opioid Addiction
Addiction: Is it a disease?
Addiction and co-morbidities
Who is at Risk for Overdose?
Getting help….Removing Stigma
Relapse! What next?
Overdose Education. Recognizing signs of Overdose. Getting help
Overdose Education- Fentanyl
Saying no to drugs:

Drugs of abuse super simulate the brains reward system. They raise the brains reward threshold and can cause genetic changes. These genetic changes can be passed on to your children and future generations. When is the last time you saw your dog or cat, inhale smoke?

Want to know more? Go through this 1 minute video by Dr. Parsells

What is too much? When do I know I have a problem?

Drug abuse affects people from all walks of life and can happen when a person starts taking drugs, whether recreationally or prescribed. Full blown substance abuse can be extremely difficult to stop. Many drugs can cause physical and behavioral symptoms. Tolerance can happen very commonly: which means you need to take more and more of the drug to get the same feeling.

Want to know more? Go through this 1 minute video by Ms. Angela Alphine

Will you be in trouble if I report about someone else?

Know what is Missouri’s Good Samaritan Law

Want to know more? Go through this 1 minute video by Ms. Angela Alphine

The Big Question: Why me?

Addiction does not mean a person is lacking moral principle. Addiction is a chronic brain disease.

Want to know more? Go through this 1 minute video by Ms. Angela Alphine

What are Opioids?

Opioids are substances that act on opioid receptors to produce morphine-like effects. Medically they are primarily used for pain relief, including anesthesia.
Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, and many others. Many people are prescribed Opioids for medical necessity, but opioids can be addictive and if taken in excess or in combination of certain other drugs or alcohol can be very dangerous.
Heroine, is an opioid which has very addictive properties and once addicted to heroin it is very difficult to stop using because of the tolerance to the effects and also the withdrawals which can be very distressing and uncomfortable

Want to know more? Go through this 1 minute video by Dr. Kulkarni

How do Opioids work at cellular level

Ever wondered how to opioids work at cellular level? What happens that people begin slow and eventually get addicted?

Want to know more? Go through this 1 minute video by Dr. Bakul Dhagat

Teens and Opioid Addiction

Research has shown that brain development continues into the twenties—a time that encompasses many important developmental and social changes in a young person’s life.
Young brain addicted to opioids such as prescription pain pills or heroine can lead to several negative consequences early on in life. Even though heroin is highly addictive, more people struggle with addiction to prescription pain relievers.
Many young people who inject heroin report misuse of prescription opioids before starting to use heroin.
Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, with 68,690 drug overdose deaths between March 2017 and March 2018.7 More than 46,000 of those deaths involved opioids.

Want to know more? Go through this 1 minute video by Dr. Kulkarni

Addiction: Is it a disease?

Ofcourse it is! If addiction is not a disease, why are so many people dying from drug overdose? Drug overdose is the leading cause of death among people under the age of 50!

Want to know more? Go through this 1 minute video by Dr. Parsells

Addiction and co-morbidities

According to National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Comorbidity describes two or more disorders or illnesses occurring in the same person". Many people who have a substance use disorder also develop other mental illnesses.

Want to know more? Go through this 1 minute video by Dr. Sweeney

Who is at Risk for Overdose?

Per CDC Data, anyone who uses opioids can experience an overdose, but certain factors may increase risk.

Want to know more? Go through this 1 minute video by Dr. Sweeney

Getting help….Removing Stigma

We still live in the age where mental health may not be addressed due to the stigma. With the overwhelming overlap between addiction and mental health, this problem may be under addressed to a greater extent.

Want to know more? Go through this 1 minute video by Dr. Sweeney

Relapse! What next?

Don’t panic….Tomorrow will be a new day, a new chance for a fresh start!

Want to know more? Go through this 1 minute video by Dr. Parsells

Overdose Education. Recognizing signs of Overdose. Getting help

During an overdose, breathing can be dangerously slowed or stopped, causing brain damage or death. It’s important to recognize the signs and act fast

Want to know more? Go through this 1 minute video by Dr. Sweeney

Overdose Education- Fentanyl

Want to know more? Go through this 1 minute video by Dr. Stanislaus

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